The experience at Regal Components within different position control techniques are great. Our product range cover a broad range of techniques; potentiometers, inductive and magnetostrictive. Click on the links below to get a short presentation of the most used techniques that we offer. Feel free to contact us if you need a visit to get a wider and deeper presentation.
The potentiometer technique is one of the most used tecniques on the market, and Regal have more than 20 years of experience. It is a very simple way to design and produce sensors in different angles and strokes, and thereby many times offer a cost effective solution. Even though this technique has been around for a while, it is still used widely. The conductive ink and design has been developed very much to gain better life time and durability.
The potentiometer is made by resistive track of conductive plastic, often screened on a pc-board. The tracks are then connected with noble metal fingers that travel along the tracks. Despite the contacting issue that might make wear, they normally work perfect and give an exact output in millions of cycles. If connected right, the sensor have the advantage to give a temperature stable output which is a demand in many applications. The flexibility to design potentiometers in different shapes makes this to a good and cost effective solution, whether your need is a standard type or a customized sensor.