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The String Potentiometer and String Encoder Enginering Guide

Precision-etched 6-inch (150-mm) stainless steel ruler with depth marker and fraction to mm converversion table

13-page "String Potentiometer and String Encoder Engineering Guide" and
precision-etched 6-inch (150-mm) stainless steel ruler with depth marker and fraction-to-mm conversion table

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1. What types of position transducers do you use (select as many as apply)? Cable (draw wire, wire rope, string pot)
Encoder
Inductive
Laser
LVDT/RVDT
Magnetostrictive
Potentiometric
Ultrasonic
Other
2. What linear displacement ranges do you measure (select as many as apply)? 0 to 2 inches
0 to 4 inches
0 to 10 inches
0 to 25 inches
0 to 50 inches
0 to 100 inches
0 to 200 inches
0 to 400 inches
3. What is your preferred electrical output for position transducers (select as many as apply)? 0 to 5 VDC
±5 VDC
0 to 10 VDC
±10 VDC
Bridge (Strain Gage Compatible)
4-20 mA
Voltage Divider
RS-232
Quadrature (Encoder (Digital))
Other
4. Are the position transducers you use generally more or less reliable than the other components of your entire control or data acquisition system (for example, other sensors, actuators, software, hardware)? More Reliable About the Same Less Reliable

5. Rate the following characteristics as to how they relate to your experience with position transducers:
Not
Applicable (1)
Needs
Improvement (2)
Meets
Expectations (3)
Exceeds
Expectations (4)
5.1 Lifetime
5.2 Size
5.3 Reliability
5.4 Accuracy
5.5 Ease of Mounting
5.6 Electrical Outputs/Connections
5.7 Environmental Protection
5.8 Leadtime
5.9 Product Value
6. What is your single most common position transducer failure source?
7. What position transducer brands do you use?
8. What is your typical operating environment?
9. Comments


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