Penny said: “The SSC is easy to use and features many options for a flexible-set up.” As a result, it continued,”it suits a variety of applications, for example, transmitting the output signal of a rotary position sensor linked to a steam valve in a power generating plant, over a long distance to a control room.”

SSC reliably converts a sensor’s output voltage signal to a 4-20mA (or optional 5-19mA) current output, or by using additional module cards, into a variety of different voltage formats or a digital pulse with modulated output.

The SSC module also provides a 5Vdc source that may be used as a supply for many types of sensor, including potentiometers, contactless position transducers, tilt sensors, pressure transducers and load cells.

Module SSC operates reliably from an unregulated 10 – 30Vdc supply, but where low noise performance is required with the optional voltage module card, a negative supply in the range -10 to -30Vdc may also be employed.

The unit has a rugged aluminium alloy housing which is sealed to IP68 and submersible to two meters. It carries the CE mark, and is designed for harsh environmental conditions and electrically noisy installations, with electromagnetic interference immunity to 100 V/m.

The SSC module is suitable for mounting on a bulkhead close to the sensor and is easily secured in place using M5 fixing holes. The supply, output and sensor connections are routed through two IP68 rated cable glands that can accommodate cables 3-8mm in diameter.

The SSC module is available from stock and is supplied from Penny & Giles’ ISO9001 certified facility in Christchurch, Dorset, UK. For more information about the SSC and the range of rotary and linear position sensors available, visit

The SSC unit retails in the UK for less than £35 penny