Hoffmann+Krippner - How to Pick the Right Potentiometer Sensor

New white paper for engineers and device developers - how do membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer

By compressing the two layers of foil together, the membrane potentiometer works as a voltage divider and indicates the precise position of the wiper
By compressing the two layers of foil together, the membrane potentiometer works as a voltage divider and indicates the precise position of the wiper
Potentiometers can provide highly precise sensing and measurement for linear or rotary movement
Potentiometers can provide highly precise sensing and measurement for linear or rotary movement

Alpharetta, GA Hoffmann + Krippner Inc. today posted a new white paper – How to Choose the Right Potentiometer for Reliable Position Sensing. It can be downloaded at www.hoffmann-krippner.com/pdfs/choosing-the-rig[...]

Created to help design engineers understand how membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer for their project, this new Hoffmann+Krippner white paper covers the various types of potentiometers, potentiometer development history, their various components and materials, and an overview looking at the technical issues of printed potentiometers and foil membranes. The paper also covers the various tech specifications of accuracy and linearity when specifying potentiometers.

“Specifying or designing a potentiometer sensors is a complex challenge for many developers, especially those now looking to create Internet connected devices and solutions,” says Jens Kautzor, CEO of Hoffman + Krippner, Inc. “This new guide provides an easy to understand high level look at these technologies as well as a detailed explanation of the most important technical specifications and how to understand them.”

Company Background

The Hoffmann + Krippner Group, with sales offices around the globe, specializes in input and output systems as well as sensors. Headquartered in Germany, Hoffmann + Krippner has manufactured German-engineered, high quality products for over 35 years. As the North American member of the Group, Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. delivers these engineering, design and manufacturing services to the US and Canadian market.

As of 2014, Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. has partnered with Altmann GmbH (manufacturer of high-precision potentiometers), Inelta GmbH (manufacturer of LVDT and load cells), and PIL GmbH (manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors).