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
Economical and compact precision potentiometer in Ø22 mm housing with long lifespan and many options
  • Economical and compact sensor with low installation depth of 12 mm
  • Long lifespan and high accuracy
  • With or without mechanical end stop (320° / 360°)
  • Optional tandem version
Conductive Plastic potentiometer-MCP22
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP22
The most compact high-resolution potentiometer with the highest lifespan - in this combination in our portfolio in Ø22 mm housing
  • The most compact and durable potentiometer in our portfolio
  • Excellent lifetime with over 50 million shaft movements
  • Applicable in a wide range of temperatures
  • Ø22 mm rugged metal housing
  • Very good linearity
  • Tandem with up to 5 gangs possible
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 precision ball bearings
Conductive Plastic potentiometer-MCP30
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP30
High-resolution precision potentiometer with servo flange, good linearity and excellent lifespan in Ø27 mm metal housing
  • Highest lifespan
  • Extremely precise sensor
  • Applicable in wide temperature range
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 precision ball bearings
  • Shaft with only Ø3 mm
  • Robust metal housing
Conductive Plastic potentiometer MCP40
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP40
High-resolution precision potentiometer with servo flange, excellent linearity and lifespan and high resistance value in Ø36.5 mm metal housing
  • Very long lifespan
  • Very precise sensor
  • High max. resistance value - Power-saving in applications
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 precision ball bearings
  • Can be used in a wide temperature range
  • Optional tandem version
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer-MCP50
Conductive Plastic Potentiometer MCP50
High resolution precision potentiometer with excellent linearity and lifespan, very high resistance value and high electrically effective rotation angle in Ø51 mm housing
  • Highest lifetime
  • Extremely precise sensor
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 350° ±5°
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • 2 precision ball bearings in robust metal housing
  • Applicable in wide temperature range
  • Very high max. resistance value - power saving in applications
Wirewound Potentiometer-RP19_20
Wirewound potentiometer RP19/20
Compact precision potentiometer with good accuracy and high electrically effective rotation angle in Ø22 mm housing
  • Accurate wirewound potentiometer
  • Very high electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±5°
  • Compact sensor with 12 mm installation depth
  • With or without mechanical end stop (320° / 360°)
  • Optional tandem version / max. 10 in a row possible
Wirewound Potentiometer MUP
Wirewound potentiometer MUP
Compact, economical and universal potentiometer in Ø22 mm housing with very low installation depth
  • Economical and universal wirewound potentiometer
  • Compact with only 8.6 mm housing depth
  • Mechanical end stop variants (320° or 270°)
  • Power and space-saving in compact mobile applications
  • Optional tandem version
Wirewound potentiometer-RPS45
Singleturn-Wirewound Potentiometer RPS45
Precise wirewound potentiometer with high angular resolution in Ø41 mm servo flange housing and many options
  • Precise wirewound potentiometer
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • High resolution
  • Optional with rear shaft
  • Multigang possible up to 7 gangs
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°
  • Multi-ganged up to 7 gangs
  • Optional rear shaft
  • On request with mech. end stop (330°)
  • 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
  • Precise wire potentiometer with narrow shaft (Ø3 mm)
  • Extremely sensitive thanks to low torque
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • Compact design
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • On request with mechanical end stop (330°)
  • Multi-gear 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
  • Very precise wirewound potentiometer with narrow shaft (Ø3 mm)
  • Extremely sensitive thanks to low torque
  • High electrically effective angle of rotation 355° ±3°
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • On request with mechanical end stop (330°)
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL17_19
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer AL17/19
Economical multiturn potentiometer with high precision in Ø22 mm housing and many options
  • Economical and precise multiturn sensor
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications thanks to numerous options
  • Simplified installation thanks to connector version
  • With optional slipping clutch
  • Optionally available as 1-turn version with 360°
  • Optionally completely encapsulated housing (IP67)
Wirewound Mutliturn Potentiometer AC
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AC
Robust and precise multiturn potentiometer in seamless moulded Ø20 mm housing
  • Seamless moulded housing with 2 x sleeve bearings provides additional stability
  • Robust and accurate multi-turn sensor
  • Inch-dimension shaft and bushing
  • Centering collar for precise centre alignment
  • Optional IP65 protection by sealing ring
  • On request with limit switch and slipping clutch
Wirewound Multiturn Potentiometer-AL20
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AL20
Robust and precise multiturn potentiometer in seamless moulded Ø20 mm housing without centring collar
  • Robust and precise miniature sensor
  • Seamless moulded housing with 2 x sleeve bearings provides additional stability
  • Without centering collar with metric shaft geometry
  • Technical counterpart series AC (with centering collar and inch-dimensional shaft)
  • Optional IP65 protection by sealing ring
  • On request with limit switch and slipping clutch
Multiturn-Wirewound potentiometer-Series-21
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer Series 21
Precise multiturn wirewound potentiometer in Ø20 mm servo flange housing and 2 x ball bearings
  • Low torque sensor with long lifespan
  • 2 precision ball bearings
  • Servo flange for precise zero point mounting
  • On request with limit switch
Potentiometer-Wirewound Multiturn-HS17
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer HS17
Economical and high precision multiturn potentiometer in Ø22 mm servo flange housing
  • Precision potentiometer with up to 10 turns
  • Servo flange for precise zero point mounting
  • Universal design suitable for most applications
  • Optional version HS17xxR with integrated slipping clutch
Wirewound potentiometer-Multiturn-46
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer Series 46
Potentiometer with up to 30 turns and power rating up to 10 W in Ø46 mm housing
  • Robust multiturn potentiometer with up to 30 turns (10800°)
  • Suitable for "harsh" environments
  • Operational torque 20 Nmm
  • Power rating up to 10 W
  • Optional limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional tandem version
  • Single-wire versions have nearly infinite resolution
Multiturn-Wirewound-Potentiometer-S46HDS
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer 46HDS
Servo flange potentiometer with up to 20 turns and power rating up to 10 W in Ø46 mm housing
  • Robust multiturn potentiometer with up to 20 turns
  • Servo flange for precise zero-point mounting
  • Suitable for "rough" environments
  • Power rating up to 10 W
  • Optional limit switch (CW, CCW)
  • Optional rear shaft
  • Optional tandem version
  • Single-wire versions have almost infinite resolution
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL25
Multiturn-Wirewound Potentiometer AL25
Potentiometer with up to 20 turns in Ø25 mm housing with outstanding linearity and resolution
  • Up to 20 turns in compact housing
  • 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
  • Up to 20 turns in a compact housing
  • Servo flange enables precise mounting
  • On request with 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 Ø20 mm housing
  • Very high resolution and durable due to hybrid technology
  • Very accurate and robust
  • Low-noise signal - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
  • With many options e.g. shaft sealing, tandem, limit switch, slipping clutch
Multiturn Wirewound Potentiometer-AL17_19
Multiturn Hybrid Potentiometer HH17/19
Economical, high-resolution and long-lasting multiturn potentiometer with very low signal noise in Ø22 mm housing
  • Economical and durable multiturn potentiometer
  • High resolution - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
  • Simplified mounting due to connector version
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications thanks to numerous options
  • 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 Ø20 mm servo flange housing
  • Very high resolution and durability
  • Clean signal - no winding jumps thanks to hybrid technology
  • Servo flange for precise zero point adjustment
  • Optional center tap, limit switch, slipping clutch and more
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 potentiometer in Ø62 mm housing with IP65, increased torque and high power rating (5W)
  • Oil-filled potentiometer in protection class IP65
  • High power rating (5W)
  • With or optional without endstops
  • Optional center tap
  • 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
  • Effective electrically angle of rotation 360°
  • Very long lifespan
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Applicable in a wide temperature range
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • Oil-filled on request
  • Optional tandem version (up to 3)
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
  • Effective electrically angle of rotation 360°
  • Very long lifespan
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Applicable in a wide temperature range
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • High resistance versions possible
  • Optional tandem version (up to 3)
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
  • Effective electrically angle of rotation 360°
  • Highest durability
  • 2 x ball bearings
  • Applicable in a wide temperature range
  • Servo flange for precise mounting
  • High resistance versions possible
  • Optional tandem version (up to 3)
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