World's Smallest String Pot Available from Measurement Specialties

Measuring 0.74 square inches, M150 offers full stroke range of 0"-1.5"

Nov 06, 2013, 15:02 ET from Measurement Specialties

HAMPTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, offers the world's smallest string pot measuring just 0.74" x 0.74" x 0.38" with a full stroke range of 0" to 1.5". The M150, formerly a Celesco product, accurately detects and measures linear position and displacement.

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Measurement Specialties' M150 string pot is ideal for use in a wide variety of space-critical test environments including structural, aerospace and automotive testing.  Other applications benefitting from the miniature cable extension transducer include motor sport and high-tech medical devices.

The miniature linear position sensor, comprised of a measuring cable, spool, spring and rotational sensor, fits into extremely confined spaces and can be installed within minutes.  This state-of-the-art transducer does not require perfectly parallel cable alignment to work efficiently or effectively.

A precision, high-cycle conductive plastic potentiometer delivers a high-linearity voltage position feedback signal in proportion to the cable's linear position, by simply being mounted to a fixed surface and attaching the stainless steel cable to the moveable object being tested.  The electrical output is high-level, DC analog and works with virtually any data acquisition system

Technical Specifications

  • Durably constructed featuring an aluminum body
  • Operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C
  • Maximum weight of 0.5 oz. in compact 0.74" x 0.74" x 0.38" housing
  • 0.014" diameter nylon-coated, stainless steel measuring cable
  • Follows motions accelerating to 39 G's
  • Sensitivity: 897 mV/V to 924 mV/V full stroke
  • Reliably performs beyond 5 million cycles

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About Measurement Specialties: Measurement Specialties, Inc. (MEAS) designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, temperature, position, force, vibration, humidity and photo optics. MEAS uses multiple advanced technologies -- piezoresistive silicon, polymer and ceramic piezoelectric materials, application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS"), foil strain gauges, electromagnetic force balance systems, fluid capacitive devices, linear and rotational variable differential transformers, anisotropic magneto-resistive devices, electromagnetic displacement sensors, hygroscopic capacitive structures, ultrasonic measurement systems, optical measurement systems, negative thermal coefficient ("NTC") ceramic sensors, 3-6 DOF (degree of freedom) force/torque structures, complex mechanical resonators, magnetic reed switches, high frequency multipoint scanning algorithms, and high precision submersible hydrostatic level -- to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively.

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