SOURCE: Vishay Precision Group

Vishay Precision Group

July 27, 2011 11:00 ET

VPG's New Powertron Precision Center Ships Resistors in Five Days or Less

Exact Custom Values Cost Same as Standard Values

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced the opening of a new Precision Center for its Powertron resistor brand, which is able to ship resistors with finely tuned custom resistance values in five days or less. As with all VPG Foil resistors, specific "as required" values (e.g. 998.995 ohms vs. 1 kilohm) can be supplied at no extra cost or delivery time. Concurrently, VPG has launched a new Powertron website:

Powertron, a part of VPG's Vishay Foil Resistors division, is dedicated to the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a full range of high-precision resistors for use in diverse industrial and high-precision applications ranging from high-volume automatic test equipment and metrology applications to medical, military, and aerospace systems.

Most resistor manufacturers will supply samples of a few pieces, but only with standard values. And usually when a slightly higher quantity is required for prototypes, the customer must buy a full reel of resistors for each value. The Powertron Precision Center sets a new standard by shipping the exact number of resistors needed of the precise resistance value and tolerance required, and does so within just a few days.

For prototype systems where the exact final resistance value has not yet been determined, the Powertron Precision Center provides engineers with additional flexibility by allowing them to order just a few pieces of specific values in close proximity for final evaluation, without having to stock up reels of unnecessary -- and eventually useless -- values. Through the Precision Center, any value from 5 ohms and up at any tolerance to 0.01% is available in small quantities within a few working days.

The Powertron Precision Center is the ideal source for small-quantity prototype runs and quick changes prior to full production. The Precision Center is open to messenger pick up and other time-saving strategies as required by the user. When time is an important factor, resistors made in this fashion are a decided cost advantage for the designer.

Given the breadth of products available today with Bulk Metal® Foil resistor elements, it is not possible for the Precision Center to perform the finishing stage on all models. But, with factory assistance, samples and prototypes of all models can be expedited as required by the user. The Precision Center stocks certain types but manufactures the most widely used models on site. Standard devices in stock include the VSMP series, VSM series, S series, and Z201 series.

About Powertron
Powertron GmbH, part of the Vishay Foil Resistors division of Vishay Precision Group, is dedicated to the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-precision foil, current sense, and thick film resistors for use in diverse technologies. Powertron offers a full complement of resistors needed in accurate, precise, and high-power circuits. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world in high-precision medical, aerospace, military, and general industrial applications.

About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, VPG's decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for VPG's more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at

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