PT8101 Harsh-environment series

PT8101 Harsh-environment series



The PT8101, using a high cycle plastic-hybrid potentiometer, operates with any basic panel meter or programmable controller in factories and harsh environments requiring linear position measurements in ranges up to 60”. 

As a member of our innovative line of cable actuated sensors, the PT8101 installs in minutes by mounting it’s body to a fixed surface and attaching it’s cable to the movable object, works without perfect parallel alignment, and when it’s stainless-steel cable is retracted,it measures only 5”. Cable actuated sensors are simple to install, exceptionally reliable and will fit into areas unsuited for rod-type measurement devices.


  • Absolute Linear Position to 60 inches (1524 mm) 
  • Aluminum or Stainless Steel Enclosure Options 
  • VLS Option to Prevent Free-Release Damage 
  • IP68
  • NEMA 6 Protection 


Product Type Features

  • Product Type  PT8, Harsh-Environment Series

Signal Characteristics

  • Output Signal  Voltage Divider (Potentiometric)

Body Features

  • Housing Material  Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Usage Conditions

  • Operating Temperature (Deg F) -40 – 93 °C [ -40 – 200 °F ]


  • Resolution (mm) Continuous Analog

Industry Standards

  • IP Rating  IP67, IP68
  • Hazardous Area Approvals  No


  • Full Stroke Ranges 50.8 – 1524 mm [ 2 – 60 in ]
  • Accuracy (% of FS) .1
  • Repeatability (% of FS) .02
  • Encoder Drive  No
  • Measuring Cable  All Plastic, Bare Stainless Steel, Nylon-Coated Stainless Steel