Linear position sensors for increased performance

MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division’s Temposonics linear-position sensors are installed in electrical linear motors, in pneumatic, hydraulic, ball-screw or power-grip belt drives, and wherever high-accuracy, dynamic positioning tasks must be performed. According to the company, the R-Series’ quick response time and high accuracy result in higher machine performance and product quali...

12/01/2009


MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division’s Temposonics linear-position sensors are installed in electrical linear motors, in pneumatic, hydraulic, ball-screw or power-grip belt drives, and wherever high-accuracy, dynamic positioning tasks must be performed. According to the company, the R-Series’ quick response time and high accuracy result in higher machine performance and product quality, while reliable construction results in reduced maintenance and down time. The magnetostriction technology invented by MTS enables the simultaneous and continuous position measurement of up to 30 points on an axis, which can eliminate the need for multiple sensors or switches. MTS linear-position sensors also are available in lengths up to 65 feet in a flexible housing that can be coiled for easier shipping and installation. A fast update option provides absolute position updates every 100 microseconds. Available for protocols such as SSI, the controller can read absolute position values from the sensor at an update frequency up to 10 kHz (independent of measuring length) synchronized with an external control clock. Available with many interface choices, including analog, DeviceNet, SSI and industrial Ethernet, the sensors provide smart programmability, allowing setups to be stored and recalled directly at the PLC / HMI. Temposonics linear-position sensors are available in a variety of configurations, including rod-style for hydraulic applications; profile-style for external machine mounting; remote electronics for tight spaces; flexible sensors for long stroke applications or curvilinear measurement; explosion-proof for Class 1, Division 1 applications; and double or triple redundancy for safety.

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