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Latin-Tech Inc.

   
     
 
     
       
   PH: 305 848 3517  8004 NW 154ST #621  Miami Lakes, FL 33016 USA
Position Transducers
Do you look for a low cost Position Transducer ?

We offer you products that are proven to be reliable, cost-effective and easy to install and maintain. Our precision plastic-hybrid potentiometer and incremental encoder based cable-extension position transducers detect and measure linear position and velocity.

Using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool, the transducer generates a proportional electrical signal. The rugged stainless steel cable does not have to be perfectly aligned, making installation fast, simple and trouble-free.

By mounting the body to a fixed surface and attaching the cable to a moving object, the transducers install in minutes. Industrial-grade models feature sealed enclosures and robust measuring cables.

What are Cable-Extension Transducers?

A Cable-Extension Transducer, sometimes also known as a string pot, a draw wire sensor, a string encoder or yo-yo sensor, is a device used to detect and measure linear position and velocity using a flexible cable and spring-loaded spool. Simply mount the transducer's body to a fixed surface and attach the stainless steel cable to the movable object. As the object moves, the transducer produces an electrical signal proportional to the cable's linear extension or velocity.

This signal can then be sent to a display, data acquisition system or controller, measuring the movement and displacement of objects is easy with these transducers.

They can be installed in minutes, fitted into precarious or tight areas and they do not require perfectly parallel alignment. They also offer great flexibility, a small-size to measurement ratio and they cost less than rod or wand-type measurement devices.

You can use them in a wide variety of applications including industrial factory automation, high-tech medical devices, structural and automotive testing, die-casting or injection molding, hydraulic cylinder control or just about anything else you can think of.

Industrial-Grade Linear Position Transducers

Series PT1

Perfect for slow to moderate acceleration applications such as structural testing (indoors), automotive mechanism testing or hydraulic cylinder monitoring.

Measurement ranges up to 50 inches. Environmental suitability: NEMA 4, IP65

Prices go from US 343.00 to US 693.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

 
Series PT1 
PT1A     Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT1DC   0...5, 0...10  vdc
PT1E     Incremental encoder
PT1MA  0...20, 4...20 mA
PT1232  RS232, RS422 communications
 

Series PT5

Excellent solution for high acceleration and high-cycle applications such as die-casting, injection molding or crash testing.

Measurement ranges up to 250 inches. Environmental suitability: NEMA 4, IP65

Prices go from US 604.00 to US 970.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need.(Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT5
PT5A Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT5AV
Position, Velocity
PT5DC
0...5,0...10 vdc
PT5E
Incremental encoder
PT5MA
0...20,4...20 mA
PT5232
RS232, RS422 communications

 
 
   

Series PT8000

This series is a rugged workhorse for applications such as metal forming, wet-end paper processing and injection molding.

Measurement ranges up to 60 inches. Environmental suitability: NEMA 4/4X, IP65/67

Prices go from US 652.00 to US 1196.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT8000
VLS8000 Velocity limiting system
PT8101
Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT8150
Incremental encoder
PT8420
0...20,4...20 mA
PT8510
0...5,0...10 vdc

 
     

Series PT9000

This series is for long stroke position and velocity feedback applications. Excellent choice for hydraulic cylinder synchronizing, telescoping mechanism extension and water management gate position.

Measurement ranges up to 550 inches. Environmental suitability: NEMA 4/4X, IP65/67.

Prices go from US 921.00 to US 2617.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT9000
VLS9000      Velocity limiting system
RBS9000      Extreme enviroment option
PT9101        Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT9101ex    Extended range
PT9150        Incremental encoder 
PT9150ex    Extended range

PT9301        Position, Velocity
PT9301ex    Extended range
PT9420        0...20, 4...20 mA
PT9420ex    Extended range
PT9510        0...5, 0...10  vdc
PT9510ex    Extended range
 
Industrial-Grade Motion Conversion Modules for Encoders
Our unique linear to rotational, industrial-grade motion conversion modules mate to virtually any encoder or rotary sensor, giving you a cost-effective linear position measurement solution that precisely fits your requirements. They take just minutes to install, don't require perfect parallel alignment yet they provide reliable and precise position measurements without needing periodic adjustments.

Series PT5600

The PT5600 has a conversion ratio of 8 inches per encoder turn. We offer our infinite fatigue, all-synthetic thermoplastic measurement cable for high-cycle applications under a 150 inches and our durable nylon coated stainless steel cable for longer ranges.

Prices go from US 769.00 to US 849.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT5600
PT5600
Use your own encoder

   

Series PT8600

The PT8600 is the most cost-effective solution for high resolution applications. At only 5 inches per turn, this model provides the most economical solution for high resolution applications.

Prices go from US to US depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT8600
PT8600
Use your own encoder

     
 

Series PT9600

The PT9600 is the solution for long and extended ranges up to 140 feet! The convertion ratio is held to a constant 12.7 inches per encoder turn over the entire measurement range making this the perfect answer for automated retrieval systems.

Prices go from US 765.00 to US 3170.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT9600
PT9600
Use your own encoder

     
Industrial-Grade Motion Conversion Modules for Encoders

Series RT8000

The RT8000 Series rotational transducer is designed to track the position of a rotating shaft or object. This series is available in any of 3 analog industry-standard output signals in a wide assortment of full stroke ranges starting at 0-45° all the way up to 200 turns.

Prices go from US 649.00 to US 743.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series RT8000
RT8101
Voltage divider, Potentiometer
RT8420
0...20, 4...20 mA
RT8510
0...5, 0...10 vdc

   

Series RT9000

The RT9000 Series rotational transducer is similar to above with full stroke ranges starting at 0-90° up to 0-50 turns maximum. For ranges covered by this series, this series is more cost effective than above. Additionally, the RT9420 is available for applications requiring intrinsically safe (CSA) approvals.

Prices go from US 533.00 to US 887.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series RT9000
RT9101
Voltage divider, Potentiometer
RT9420
0...20,4...20 mA
RT9510
0...5,0...10 vdc

   
Miniature Linear Position Transducers

Series MTA

This cable-extension transducer combines 0.15%accuracy and 50-million cycle potentiometer life into a small package that gives designers high-performance to fit in small assemblies.

Measurement ranges available are 0-3" and 0-5".

Series MTA
MTA
Voltage divider, Potentiometer

US 489.00

 
     
 

Series MT2A

The MT2A features a highly-tensioned heavy-duty measuring cable that was designed for the high-acceleration demands encountered in flight testing and automotive crash tests.

Measurement ranges available are 0-3", 0-9", 0-15" and 0-30".

Prices go from US 576.00 to US 646.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series MT2A
MT2A
Voltage divider, Potentiometer

     
 

CLP Linear Potentiometer

These series of linear conductive plastic position transducers offer full stroke measurement ranges from 1" to 10" in an extremely compact package for rugged, high performance engineering test applications requiring ease of installation. The CLP features independent linearity of 0.1%, life expectancy of 10-million cycles, standard mountings and Raychem-jacketed electrical cable. The combination of individually corrected conductive plastic elements and precious metal wipers provide a cost effective position measuring system which can operate accurately in industrial (IP65) environmental conditions. The compact housing can accommodate two independent sensors. Mounting centers have been designed to match industry standard devices.

Prices go from US 340.00 to US 487.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

   
     
 
Instrument-Grade Linear Position Transducers

Series PT100

Perfect for slow to moderate acceleration applications in laboratory, non-hostile environments.

Measurement ranges up to 100 inches. Environmental suitability: NEMA 1, IP50

Prices go from US 559.00 to US 1204.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Series PT100
PT101
Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT420
0...20, 4...20 mA
PT510
0...5, 0...10 vdc
DPT250
Incremental encoder
DV301
Position, Velocity

                     

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