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Bourns Announces New Dual Ball Bearing Option on Popular 10-Turn Precision Potentiometer

Riverside, Calif., May 5, 2014 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the release of a new dual ball bearing option to its popular Model 3549 10-turn precision potentiometer. The new option is available in the Hybritron® servo-mount version, and is capable of 10 million shaft revolutions with up to 250 grams of side load. Designed specifically for industrial, medical and aerospace machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, the upgraded ball bearing model option is also RoHS* compliant.

"This specialty option was developed in response to customer feedback and requests for the higher performance and reliability of a longer life potentiometer," said Alain Leon, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. "Adding a new dual ball bearing option to Bourns' industry-leading 10-turn precision potentiometer demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide customers with solutions that meet their evolving and demanding application needs."

Bourns® Model 3549 with the dual ball bearing option is suitable for use under some side load conditions and features a standard servo mount. Optional 0.1 % linearity and optional A/R lug are also available. It is an excellent choice for an extensive range of M2M applications including farming and forestry equipment, off-road equipment used in construction, aircraft landing gears, production line equipment, packaging automation, patient diagnostic equipment and patient laser and radiation treatment equipment.

Pricing and Availability
Bourns® Model 3549 with a dual ball bearing option is priced at $42.00 each in 1000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now. For additional product specifications, an updated data sheet is available at: www.bourns.com/docs/product-datasheets/3549.pdf

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns®, TBU® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice www.bourns.com/docs/legal/disclaimer.pdf

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
annettekeller1984@gmail.com
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
david.scofield@bourns.com
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