Linear Transducers

Linear transducers are used to measure movement in a straight line. Unlike current transducers, which convert current into another type of electrical signal, linear transducers convert displacement into an electrical signal that's proportional to the amount of displacement. 


How do linear transducers work?

Linear transducers are made up of a circular cluster of primary and secondary windings with a separate circular core that passes through the middle. The primary windings are triggered with an AC supply to produce a magnetic field. This then creates a signal in the secondary windings.


Uses for linear transducers

Linear transducers are designed to perform in very cold temperatures, harsh environments, and under high vibration and shock levels. Their robustness means that they are suitable for use in power turbines, hydraulics, automation, satellites and many other applications. 


A major advantage to using a linear transducer is that you can achieve high precision in dimensional measurements, meaning that they're also suitable for applications where accuracy is key, like construction and electronic circuitry. 


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RS Stock No. 283-0673
Mfr. Part No.PY-2-C-025 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
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25mm - 25 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP40 - 41mm 138mm 29mm -30°C - +100°C - -
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50mm - - - IP65 - 8.6mm 28.1mm 77mm -40°C - +85°C 50mm 10kΩ
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Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-150 0000X000X00
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$355.72
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150mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - - 443mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 283-0572
Mfr. Part No.LT-M-0600-S 0000X000X00
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$516.38
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600mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - 34.5mm 1338mm 33mm -30°C - +100°C - -
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$874.64
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100mm 150 mA → 3 A 24 V dc Anodised Aluminium IP67 4 → 20 mA 36.8mm 256mm 68mm -40°C - +85°C - -
RS Stock No. 909-4203
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$119.87
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100mm - - - IP65 - 8.6mm 28.1mm 127mm -40°C - +85°C 100mm 10kΩ
RS Stock No. 390-8008
Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-250 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$370.65
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250mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - - 643mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 176-942
Mfr. Part No.PZ-67-S-025 0000X000X00
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$441.78
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25mm - 20 V Anodised Aluminium IP67 - - 143.5mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 176-936
Mfr. Part No.PZ-67-S-050 0000X000X00
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$455.55
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50mm - 40 V Anodised Aluminium IP67 - - 168.5mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
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Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-075 0000X000X00
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$337.36
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75mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - - 293mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 390-8042
Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-100 0000X000X00
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$351.14
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100mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - - 343mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
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Mfr. Part No.BIW1-G310-M0075-P1-S115
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$471.56
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75mm Maximum of 80 mA 24 V dc Aluminium IP54 -10 → +10 V, Maximum of 500 Ω, Maximum of 6 mA - 56mm 175mm -20°C - +85°C - -
RS Stock No. 283-0516
Mfr. Part No.LT-M-0100-S 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$279.99
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100mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - 34.5mm 318mm 33mm -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 837-2072
Mfr. Part No.BTL6-E500-M0300-PF-S115
BrandBALLUFF
$804.91
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300mm Maximum of 150 mA 10 → 30 V dc Anodised Aluminium IP67 Maximum of 500 Ω, 4 → 20 mA 19.5mm 56mm 400mm -25°C - +70°C - -
RS Stock No. 283-0544
Mfr. Part No.LT-M-0300-S 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$359.16
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300mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - 34.5mm 720mm 33mm -30°C - +100°C - -
RS Stock No. 909-4196
BrandRS PRO
$84.78
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25mm - - - IP65 - 8.6mm 28.1mm 52mm -40°C - +85°C 25mm 10kΩ
RS Stock No. 390-8036
Mfr. Part No.PZ-34-A-125 0000X000X00
BrandGefran
$353.43
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125mm - 60 V Anodised Aluminium Nylon 66 IP60 - - 393mm - -30°C - +100°C - -
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