Piher sensors and controls - custom potentiometers and position sensors

Company Overview

Piher, a company founded in 1950 in Barcelona (Spain), is a specialist manufacturer of standard and custom controls and sensor solutions, also specialised in contactless technologies and outstanding track-record in electronic components in automotive, off-road, aerospace, industrial, marine and appliance sectors.

 resolution available  Quality options: up to 720p


With over 60 years perfecting product design, automation and process stability for bespoke and standard sensors and controls, and some 150 years of smart engineering for extreme environments from our FTSE-250 parent, Meggitt PLC. This makes Piher a company with a heritage you can trust.

The pursuit of the most cost-effective total solution for your needs is firmly embedded within our business philosophy, so whatever your requirements are, be sure that Piher will deliver.

+ Configurable and customisable potentiometers catalogue.
+ Bespoke mechatronics.
+ Market-leading thick film carbon technology.
+ Innovative contactless Hall effect solutions for rugged applications.
+ Rapid prototyping and production ramp-up.
+ Superior lead-times.
+ Serving global supply chains from production in Europe and Asia.
+ Worldwide customer support.

We offer both standard and custom engineered solutions that provide high performance in harsh environmental applications.

Meggitt custom magnetic sensors

Piher's products are used in HVAC (Climate Control), Consumer Appliance, Industrial Controls, Automotive AFL (Adaptive Front Lighting), Off Highway Vehicle, Industrial / Instrumentation, Medical, Power Tool and hundreds of other human interface applications.



Product Range

Piher´s controls product range include the most advanced features in the market, such as:

  • Sizes: 6, 10, 15, 16, 18, 21mm and custom.
  • Mounting: SMD, through hole (vertical, horizontal).
  • Technology: carbon and cermet.
  • IP protection rating: IP54 (6 –15mm).
  • Tapers: linear, log, antilog, stepped, custom.
  • Mechanical rotation angle: stopper or endless rotation.
  • Detents: up to 51.
  • Electrical rotation angle: up to 360º.
  • Resistive values: up to 5M ohm.
  • Resistive tolerance: +/-30%, +/-20%.
  • Power rating: up to 0.5W.
  • Linearity: min 2.5%.
  • Working temperature: -40ºC to +120ºC.
  • Cut track, shafts, rotors, terminals.
  • Life: up to two million cycles.
  • Single or multiturn.
  • Leadfree reflow soldering (ask for double reflow potentiometers).

Additional features and optional extras: built-in switch, long life, non-flammable, low torque, cut track, crimped terminals, multiple wiper positions, gang, rotor and shaft colour and version selection, packaging (bulk, tape on reel, ammopack, magazine and embossed tape).


Meggitt custom sensors

Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing plant is established in the town of Tudela, which is located in Navarra Northern Spain. The site of 44,000 square metres, consists of 14,000 square metres of manufacturing and office space and houses a work force of more than 250 people.

Equipment available includes:

  • CAD Systems
  • Screen printing equipment installed in a class 100.000 clean room
  • Polymerizing and sinterizing ovens
  • Laser resistor trimming systems
  • Pick and place machines
  • High speed metal-piece stamping dies
  • Reel to reel electroplating lines
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Over-mould injection machines
  • Fully automated assembly lines
  • On line automated control systems
  • MRPII computerised production planning and control system
  • 375 m2  EPA* Clean room
  • R&D (over 35 dedicated people)

Our Company is highly integrated employing our own in-house technologies
We are experts in the manufacture of:

  • Carbon resistive pastes and its deposition on polyester, phenolic paper and plastic substrates.
  • Thick film screen printing on ceramic and phenolic substrates
  • Metal stamping and plating
  • Plastic injection moulding
  • Continuous over-moulding injection
  • Manufacturing process automation

Meggitt custom automotive potentiometers


Solutions to Customers Needs & Customer Commitment
Our technology, creativity and production capacity enable us to develop, innovative cost effective and highly reliable solutions to resolve our customers requirements. We put at their disposal our experience and "know-how" permitting them to achieve important technical and competitive advantages. The biggest automotive, appliance, multimedia and industrial manufacturers rely on Piher for their custom made sensor & control solutions because they know that only Piher can meet their quality/price requirements. Piher always goes one step ahead...

Our established catalogue of six to twenty one millimetres rotary position sensors and controls can be customised and configured to your needs. In addition, if you cannot find what you are looking for we will design and manufacture any control or sensor solution in any size based on our tried-and-tested technology and processes.

Efficient Production & Delivery
Reliable delivery: We ship as and when agreed
Short lead-times: If not in stock, typically 4 weeks

Market Sensitivity
Our long term success is due to our ability to listen to, pre-empt and respond quickly to market trends and requirements.

We are serving the following markets:

  • Aerospace sensors and controls.
  • Appliances and consumer controls.
  • Automotive including electrical vehicles sensors.
  • Industrial sensors and controls.
  • Transportation, mining and construction vehicles sensors.
  • Agricultural and material handling sensors.
  • Medical sensors and controls.
  • Automation and robotics sensors and controls.
  • Test and measurement sensors and controls.

We strive to quickly and efficiently satisfy customers everyday growing demands for new products and technologies.
Worlwide Distribution Network
The back up of our international subsidiaries and our presence in more than 40 countries assures customers of worldwide coverage providing local service and stock availability.

Worldwide Technical Support
The PIHER name also offers the security, that there will be international technical support available, to help convert customer product ideas in to reality.

In-House On-Going Training Programs
We maintain a permanent employee development and training program to strengthen and reinforce the constant product innovation and quality standard requirements of our customers.

Strength & Stability
With the corporative back up of the multi-million dollar MEGGITT PLC Group with more than 10.000 employees worldwide, our guarantee is not only that of an uncompromising attitude towards achieving technological and service leadership, but also one of solid financial strength and stability.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in the aerospace, defense and electronics industries.


Spanish / Legal: Esta empresa ha recibido una subvención del Gobierno de Navarra al amparo de la Convocatoria de 2016 de ayudas a la inversión en grandes empresas industriales.

Para la realización de sus actividades de I+D, PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS S.A. se apoya en los programas nacionales y/o regionales que fomentan e incentivan la I+D+i entre las empresas. Entre ellos, el proyecto “Sensores de posición y control para aplicación en industrias del futuro” (TSI-100103-2014-83) de PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS S.A. ha sido cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo para los años 2014 y 2015 por el marco de la Acción Estratégica de Economía y Sociedad Digital 2014 dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2013-2016.
To carry out its R & D activities, PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA  is supported by the national and / or regional programs, which promote and stimulate the R & D + i in companies. Among them, the "Position sensors and control for application in industries of the future" (TSI-100103-2014-83) project of PIHER SENSORS & CONTROLS SA has been funded by the Ministry of Industry for the years 2014 and 2015 under the Strategic Action on Economy and Digital Society 2014 within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Technological and Innovational Development 2013-2016 and by the Government of Navarra.

Factory & Headquarters
Polígono Industrial Municipal
Vial T2 Nº22
31500 Tudela, Spain
Tel: +34-948-820450
Fax: +34-948-824050
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
[Map this location]

Piher Sensors & Controls- Meggitt  Equipment
5001 Grover Dr.
Brighton, Michigan  48116
Tel: 810 522 2155
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Polígono Industrial Municipal
Vial T2, Nº22
31500 Tudela, Spain
Tel: +34-948-820450
Fax: +34-948-824050
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1A Seletar Aerospace Link
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 797552
Tel: +65 6511 7237
Fax: +65 6542  7069
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Field applications engineer:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Orchideenstr. 6
90542 Eckental-Brand
Tel: +49-91268085
Fax: +49-91268089
e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Meggitt custom sensors


Piher Sensors & Controls SA
Polígono Industrial Municipal
Vial T2 Nº22
31500 Tudela - Spain

Tel: +34-948-820450
Fax: +34-948-824050


Contact us

> Customer service form
> Sales network

Tel: +34 948 82 04 50