Multiganged Potentiometers

All shown potentiometers are multiganged capable.

Guide for Multiganged Potentiometers

Multiganged / Tandem Potentiometers

In singleturn and multiturn variants

Multigang potentiometers are used in safety-critical applications where redundant connections and/or electrically isolated signals are required. Several potentiometers are connected in a row as segments on one shaft. The so-called tandem versions (2 units) are most frequently used. For very high safety requirements, up to 10 units in a row (10-turn potentiometers) can be implemented as single-turn or multiturn versions.

The possibility to select for each gang a particular resistance value, a particular resistance tolerance or linearity, make multigang potentiometers complex and, at the same time, multifunctional components. In addition, all other options such as rear shaft, as well as shaft adaptations, center tap and limit switches are available, depending on the potentiometer type.

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Guide for Multiganged Potentiometers
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Redundant potentiometers

If a single, non-redundant sensor signal fails, this can lead to machine downtime and even to dangerous situations. Redundant systems enable the detection of a faulty sensor signal by comparing the signals. If there is a deviation, this often has a mechanical or electrical origin. In most cases it is a cable break and not a sensor error. We therefore recommend using separate, high-quality cable harnesses or wiring.

Redundant systems are used when it is advantageous for the application or when regulations require it. They are mostly used when the following objectives are pursued:

Increase of the availability of machinery or reduction of the downtime
The probability that all sensor signals fail at the same time is significantly reduced in redundant systems. Increasing the "gangs" thus enables the probability of failure to be minimized. In the event of a failure, it is therefore not always necessary to shut down a system immediately. This ensures that despite the disturbed signal, no major damage to property or even personal injury is caused.

General increase in operational safety
Due to the critical application purpose, the machine is immediately shut down in case of a fault. Decommissioning is possible in a controlled form due to the redundancy. Examples of this can be found in vehicles and moving machines, e.g. when used in joysticks and operating levers.


Rated power and temperature

The potentiometers are constructively connected in a row on a shaft. The resistance elements are not far apart. This means that the waste heat generated by the power loss of the individual units has an influence on the temperature of the neighbouring units. The maximum permissible nominal load of each resistor element or each individual potentiometer segment is reduced as shown in the diagram.

These specifications/measured values apply at ambient temperature. If the potentiometers are to be used at higher temperature levels, the rated power must be reduced.

*This graph does not apply to the oil-filled potentiometers


Product customizations

In principle, the same product adaptations are possible for the tandem versions as for the non-tandem versions: Special resistance values, rear shaft, center taps, linearity tolerances and adjustments of the shaft geometry as well as bushing and servo flange versions. It is also possible to equip tandem potentiometers with different resistance values or linearity tolerances for each sub-unit. However, these multigang potentiometers are used in rare special applications, if the electronics for signal evaluation require this.
Please note that tandem versions are not possible for all series. For example, axial pins prevent the attachment of a second sensor segment. Please contact us if you have any questions concerning the feasibility and special product adaptations. We will be pleased to advise you.

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Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-MP20
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MP20/21
Compact precision potentiometer with a long lifespan and many options
  • Long lifespan and high accuracy
  • With or without mechanical end stop (320° / 360°)
  • Compact sensor with low installation depth of 12 mm
Conductive Plastic potentiometer-MCP22
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP22
High-resolution precision potentiometer in 22 mm housing with servo flange, good linearity and excellent lifetime
  • Very long life span
  • Very precise sensor
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 Precision ball bearings
  • Robust metal housing
Conductive Plastic potentiometer-MCP30
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP30
High-resolution precision potentiometer with servo flange, good linearity and excellent lifetime
  • Very long life
  • Very precise sensor
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 Precision ball bearings
  • Robust metal housing
Conductive Plastic potentiometer MCP40
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP40
High-resolution precision potentiometer with servo flange, excellent linearity and lifetime and high resistance value
  • Very long life
  • Extremely precise sensor
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 Precision ball bearings
  • Robust steel housing
  • Energy saving in applications
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-MCP50
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP50
High resolution precision potentiometer with excellent linearity and lifetime, very high resistance value and high electrically effective rotation angle
  • Very long life
  • Extremely precise sensor
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 Precision ball bearings
  • Robust metal housing
  • High max. resistance
  • Very energy saving in applications
  • Very high electrically effective rotation angle 350° ±5°
Wirewound Potentiometer-RP19_20
Wirewound potentiometer RP19/20
Compact precision potentiometer with good accuracy and high electrically effective rotation angle in 22 mm housing
  • Accurate wirewound potentiometer
  • With or without mechanical end stop (320° / 360°)
  • Very high electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±5°
  • Compact sensor with 12 mm installation depth
  • With many options
Wirewound Potentiometer MUP
Wirewound potentiometer MUP
Compact, economical and universal wirewound potentiometer in 22 mm housing
  • Economical and universal potentiometer
  • Compact with only 8.6 mm housing depth
  • With mechanical end stop (320° / 270°)
  • A potentiometer with many options
Wirewound potentiometer-RPS45
Singleturn-Wirewound Potentiometer RPS45
Precise wirewound potentiometer with high angular resolution in Ø41 mm servo flange housing and many options
  • Accurate wirewound potentiometer
  • Very high electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • On request with mech. end stop (330°)
  • Multi-ganged up to 7 gangs
  • With many options
Wirewound potentiometer-RPS50
Singleturn wirewound potentiometer RPS50
Very accurate wirewound potentiometer with high angular resolution in Ø50 mm servo flange housing and many options
  • Very accurate wirewound potentiometer
  • Very high electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • On request with mech. end stop (330°)
  • Multi-ganged up to 7 gangs
  • With many options
  • On request with spring return (automatically returning to the zero position)
Wirewound potentiometer-S11
Singleturn Wirewound Potentiometer S11
Wirewound potentiometer with high electrically effective angle of rotation in Ø22 mm servo flange housing
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • On request with mechanical end stop (330°)
  • Multigang-capable up to 5 gangs
Wirewound potentiometer-S12
Singleturn Wirewound Potentiometer S12
Wirewound potentiometer with high electrically effective angle of rotation in Ø27 mm servo flange housing
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±5°
  • On request with mechanical end stop (330°)
  • Multigang-capable up to 5 gangs
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL17_19
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer AL17/19
Economical multiturn potentiometer with high precision in 22 mm housing and many options
  • Economical and precise multiturn potentiometer
  • Version with integrated connector
  • Version ALR17/19 with integrated slipping clutch
  • IP67 housing types
  • And with many more options
Wirewound Mutliturn Potentiometer AC
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AC
Robust multi-turn potentiometer with high precision in 20 mm housing and many options
  • Economical and precise multiturn sensor with numerous options
  • Completely encapsulated housing with 2 x sleeve bearings
  • With many options
Multiturn-Wirewound potentiometer-Series-21
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer Series 21
Precise multiturn wirewound potentiometer in 20 mm servo flange housing and 2 x ball bearings
  • Servo flange for precise installation
  • 2 precision ball bearings
  • On request with limit switch 
Potentiometer-Wirewound Multiturn-HS17
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer HS17
Economical and high precision multiturn potentiometer in 22 mm servo flange housing and many options
  • Optional version HS17xxR with integrated slipping clutch
  • With many options
Wirewound potentiometer-Multiturn-46
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer Series 46
Potentiometer with up to 30 turns and power rating up to 10 W in 46 mm housing
  • Multiturn 3…30 turns
  • Optional limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional back shaft
  • Power rating up to 10 W
  • Optional tandem version
Multiturn-Wirewound-Potentiometer-S46HDS
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer 46HDS
Servo flange potentiometer with up to 20 turns and power rating up to 10 W in 46 mm housing
  • Multiturn 3…20 turns
  • Optional limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional back shaft
  • Power rating up to 10 W
  • Optional tandem version
Wirewound Multiturn Potentiometer-AL20
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AL20
Robust multi-turn potentiometer with high precision in 20 mm housing without pilot ring
  • Economical and precise multiturn sensor with numerous options
  • Completely encapsulated housing with 2 x sleeve bearings
  • Without pilot ring
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL25
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AL25
Potentiometers with outstanding linearity and resolution for measuring ranges from 3 to 20 revolutions in 25 mm housing
  • Multiturn 3…20 turns
  • Optional limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional rear shaft
  • Optional tandem version
Multiturn-Wirewound-Potentiometer-AL25S
Multiturn wirewound potentiometer ALS25
Potentiometers with outstanding linearity and resolution for measuring ranges from 3 to 20 revolutions in Ø25 mm servo flange housing
  • Multiturn 3…20 turns
  • On request limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional rear shaft
  • Optional tandem version
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer-AL24
Hybrid potentiometer AL24
High-resolution and long-lasting multi-turn potentiometer with very low signal noise in 20 mm housing
  • Very high-resolution and long-lasting due to hybrid technology
  • Very clean signal - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL17_19
Multiturn Hybrid Potentiometer HH17/19
High-resolution and long-lasting multiturn potentiometer with very low signal noise in 22 mm housing
  • Very high-resolution and long-lasting due to hybrid technology
  • Very clean signal - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
  • Simplified installation due to connector version
  • Version HHR17/19 with integrated slipping clutch
Potentiometer-Hybrid-HHS17
Multiturn hybrid potentiometer HHS17
High-resolution and long-lasting multiturn potentiometer with very low signal noise in 22 mm servo flange housing
  • Very high-resolution, long-lasting and clean signal
  • No winding jumps due to hybrid technology
  • Optional version HHS17xxR with slipping clutch
  • With many options
Hybrid-Potentiometer-HH21
Mulitturn-Hybrid Potentiometer HH21
High-resolution and long-lasting multi-turn potentiometer with very low signal noise in 20 mm servo flange housing and 2 x ball bearings
  • Very high-resolution and long-lasting due to hybrid technology
  • Very clean signal - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
  • 2 x ball bearings
Multiturn-Wirewound potentiometer-oilfilled-OF50
Multiturn wirewound oil-filled potentiometer OF50
Oil-filled and multigangable wirewound potentiometer in Ø62 mm housing with optional limit switch, rear shaft and mech. stop
  • Oil-filled potentiometer
  • Optional tandem version
  • Optional rear shaft
  • On request with limit switch
Wirewound potentiometer oilfilled OF5001
Singleturn wirewound oil-filled potentiometer OF5001
Oil-filled wirewound potentiometer in Ø62 mm housing with or without mechanical stop
  • Oil-filled potentiometer
  • Optional center tap
  • Optional without mech. stop
  • Optional tandem version
  • Optional rear shaft
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-SCX22
SIN-COS Potentiometer SCX22
Compact non-linear potentiometer in Ø22 mm metal housing with very long lifespan and opt. rear shaft
  • Precise sinus cosines potentiometer in 22 mm housing
  • Very long lifespan
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Effective electrically angle of rotation 360°
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-SCX30
SIN-COS Potentiometer SCX30
Precise non-linear potentiometer in Ø27 mm metal housing with very long lifespan and opt. rear shaft
  • Very precise sinus cosines potentiometer
  • High resistance versions
  • Very long lifespan
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Electrically effective angle of rotation 360°
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-SCX50
SIN-COS Potentiometer SCX50
Very precise non-linear potentiometer in Ø51 mm metal housing with very long lifespan and opt. rear shaft
  • Very precise sinus cosines potentiometer
  • Power rating up to 1,25 W
  • Very high resistance versions
  • Very long lifespan
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Electrically effective angle of rotation 360 °
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