Bourns Releases New Components for Next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting Equipment

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 20, 2016 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its professional audio and professional lighting portfolios with the release of two new products. Working closely with leading audio, lighting and staging equipment manufacturers, Bourns was able to respond quickly to their compact performance needs by adding these latest solutions to the company's newly-announced Pro Lighting component product line.

The Bourns® Model ES14 rotary optical encoder is optimized for use as jog shuttle in audio mixing or light mixing consoles, and can also be used as a position sensor in motorized stage lights or motorized camera mounts. With an enhanced design for longer life and high speed operation, Bourns' new rotary optical encoder innovatively combines a compact design fitted with ball bearings.

The Bourns® Model PSM60 motorized slide potentiometer is designed for smaller, space-constrained mixers. This 60 mm slide potentiometer features a high-quality motor and touch sense lever making it well-suited for Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and automated Pro Lighting consoles and controllers.

"At Bourns, we are able to provide the support and products that meet Pro Audio and Pro Lighting designers' needs. Release of these two new components will help them compete effectively as these expanding markets continue their rapid growth," said Chuck Manzano, Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. "We designed both new models with the target of meeting high performance specs and space constraints of next-generation platforms, particularly in Pro Lighting mixing consoles."

Available in 8, 16, 32 and 64 PPR resolutions, Model ES14 offers up to 100,000,000 revolutions of cycle life for applications with long deployments and high reliability demands. Model PSM60 meets the performance specs of the previously released PSM01 in a smaller 60 mm package.

As a pricing reference, Model ES14 is priced at $31.95 in quantities of 1,000, and Model PSM60 is priced at $10.13 in quantities of 1,000 through Bourns' authorized distributors. Samples and production quantities are now available. For more information, please see the data sheets available at

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

Bourns® 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

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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