A potentiometer sensor measures the distance or displacement of an object in a linear or rotary motion and converts it into an electrical signal. TE Connectivity (TE) manufactures various types of potentiometers including linear potentiometers, rotary sensors and encoders, and cable actuated position sensors called string pots. The depth of our portfolio helps solve various application solutions with a variety of customizable variables including measurement range, output signal, and electrical connections.
Our potentiometer sensors are qualified for various applications and industries. Custom linear and rotary potentiometers are designed for harsh environment aerospace applications including fin actuation, flight controls, and valve position measurement. In medical applications, linear and string potentiometers are relied on to precisely measure position in robotic devices. Industrial OEM equipment also commonly uses potentiometers, from fork lifts, hydraulic lifts, industrial molding equipment, and oil drilling equipment.