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Latin-Tech Inc.

     
     
 
   
5209 NW 74 AVE. SUITE 202    MIAMI, FL. 33166 USA     1-888-832-7568 Toll free     305-207-0076 Tel    1-775-637-6825 Fax
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 U$ 343.00 to U$ 693.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheets 
PT1A     Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT1DC   0...5,0...10  vdc
PT1E     Incremental encoder
PT1MA  0...20,4...20 mA
PT1232  rs232, 422 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 U$ 604.00 to U$ 970.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need.(Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheets 
PT5A       Voltage divider, Potentiometer
PT5AV     Position, Velocity
PT5DC     0...5,0...10  vdc
PT5E        Incremental encoder
PT5MA     0...20,4...20 mA
PT5232  rs232, 422 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 U$ 652.00 to U$ 1196.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheets 
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 U$ 921.00 to U$ 2617.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheets 
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 U$ 769.00 to U$ 849.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheet 
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 U$ to U$ depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheet
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 U$ to U$ depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)
Data Sheet 
PT9600    Use your own encoder
           
                                                 
Industrial-Grade Rotational Position Transducers
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 U$ 649.00 to U$ 743.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Data Sheets 
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 U$ 533.00 to U$ 887.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Data Sheets 
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".

 
Data Sheet
MTA   Voltage divider, Potentiometer
 

U$ 395.00

 
 

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

Data Sheet 
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.
     
     
  Data Sheet  
     

Prices go from U$ 239.00 to U$ 264.00 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 U$ 559.00 to U$ 1204.00 depending on the diferent specifications you may need. (Range, Measuring cable, Measuring cable exit, Potentiometer resistance, Electrical connection, etc.)

Data Sheets 
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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