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PD13 Linear Potentiometric Displacement Transducer



  • Body Diameter Ø13mm
  • Simple voltage divider operation
  • Life at 250mm per second is greater than 100 million operations
  • 1 metre long cable (extension cable options are available)
  • Sealing to IP50 (IP66 optional)

The PD13 replaces the PD20 range of displacement transducers, as previously manufactured by Pioden Controls (which is now part of LCM Systems).

The PD13 offers many benefits over the PD20, including, low noise, greater resolution and improved availability.

The PD13 covers a wide range of strokes, from 25mm to 200mm. They are used in many applications, including research laboratories, winding machines, civil engineering and motorsport.

The simple circuit arrangement for this type of sensor makes them ideal for OEM applications as well as lower volume special applications.

A wide range of supporting instrumentation is available. Please consult LCM Systems for further details.


Electrical Stroke mm 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200
Resistance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Linearity ±% 0.25 0.25 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15
Power Dissipation watts 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0
Maximum Supply Voltage Vdc 22 44 67 74 74 74 74 74
Electrical Output 0.5% to 99.5% of supply voltage
Resolution Infinite
Hysteresis & Repeatability < 0.1mm
Operating Temperature -30°C to +100°C
Insulation Resistance > 100MΩ at 500Vdc
Wiper Circuit Impedance 100 times Resistance or 500kΩ, whichever is greater
Electrical Connections 3 core PUR 19/0.15 cable, 1 metre long
Options Available Extension Cables
Quick Release Ball Joint
Spring Return (not available for 200mm version)
Body Clamp Kit
Dome Nut
Flange Clamp Kit


pd13 drawing


Click here to download - PD13 Datasheet

Suggested Instrumentation

The following Instruments are available for direct connection to the PD13, without any modifications to the PD13:-

ADP15-POTENTIOMETER Panel Mounting Indicator/Controller

The following Instruments are available for direct connection to the PD13, with simple modifications made to the PD13. Please consult LCM Systems technical department for further details:-

SGA Strain Gauge Analogue Amplifier

LCA15 Intelligent Strain Gauge Amplifier/Controller

TR150 Battery Powered Handheld Portable Indicator


There are currently no options available to view from this page. To view the various options which may be available for the PD13, please view the PD13 product datasheet by clicking here.


  • Force/displacement Test Rigs
  • Curtain Walls
  • Winding Machines
  • Hydraulic Position Control
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