8710, 8711 Potentiometric displacement sensors

For direct and accurate measurement of mechanical displacements, lateral force-free drive, very long life duration, high displacement speed

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      • Features

        • Measurement ranges 0 ... 25 mm to 0 ... 150 mm
        • Non-linearity: max. ± 0.05 %
        • Service life: 108 movements
        • Displacement speed: up to 10 m/s
        • Drive free of lateral forces caused by ball joint coupling
        • Integrated cable or plug connection
      • Product data

        Model 8710, 8711
        Principle Potentiometric
        Measuring range

        0 … 25 mm
        0 … 50 mm
        0 … 75 mm
        0 … 100 mm
        0 … 150 mm

        Signal output Depending on excitation voltage
        Protection class IP40
        Range of operating temperature -30 ... +100 °C
        Supply voltage Depending on measuring range
        Electrical connection

        5 pins plug connection

        Integrated connection cable 1 m
        Integrated connection cable 3 m
        Integrated connection cable 5 m

        Return spring No
        Specific characteristics

        • Service life: 108 movements
        • Displacement speed: up to 10 m/s
        • Drive free of lateral forces caused by ball joint coupling
      • Description

        Displacement sensors models 8710 and 8711 with resistance tracks made of conductive plastic material are designed for a direct and accurate measuring of mechanical displacements. A special ball joint coupling is mountable on both ends of the driving rod. Because of this the sensor may be used free of clearance or lateral forces also with angular or parallel misalignment between sensor and measuring device.

        A special multi-fingered slider provides a good electrical contact also at high adjustment speeds or vibrations.

        Areas of application are:

        • Electromagnets
        • Switch and button deflections
        • Pneumatic cylinders
        • Press-fits (longitudinal press-fits)
        • Hydraulic cylinders
        • Measurements of deformation and bending
        • Length tolerances
        • Feeding paths

        Due to the technology employed in potentiometric displacement sensors, they always operate with a sliding contact system. Special processes are applied to give the resistance tracks low friction, low tendency to stick/slip, resistance to abrasion and long-term stability.

        The driving rods are guided in long-life, low-friction sliding bearings with close tolerances; this results in highly precise measurements. Lateral forces reduce the service life and can be avoided by using, for instance, ball joint couplings, included in the burster product range.

        Due to the pump effect, the driving rod has double sliding bearings.


        The sensor is mounted at the left and right longitudinal slot by four mounting angles.

        These slots (W = 2.2 mm, D = 1.6 mm) are closed at the side of the electrical connector.


      • Data Sheet & Downloads

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      • Application Examples

        Measurement of mechanical values

        at a completely automated motor vehicle test bed

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