PIHER North America (Libertyville, IL) offers the PS15 rotary position sensor in a 15-mm package. It is surface-mountable for detecting changes in angle and position, and converting them to a voltage output. It can be processed by standard automated placement equipment and reflow soldered. The sensor is available with seven different rotor designs and 15 shaft styles, with a choice of nine colors in standard or UL94-compatible plastic. An optional detent feature provides customization. Detents add a “click” sensation for each unique position without affecting the sensor specification or output. Up to 27 different detent configurations can be designed anywhere in the electrical rotation.
The sensor offers application for both feedback and control where frequent adjustment or feedback is required. The sensor can control variable outputs such as frequency, change in motor speed, or volume. Housed in a dustproof enclosure, the sensor comes with a 240-degree electrical angle, 10k lifecycle, and linear, log, and anti-log electrical tapers.