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Publication Date: 07/1/2010
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MTS Super Shields Linear-Position Sensors
Linear position sensor.
Cary, NC - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has further improved the design of its Temposonics® linear-position sensors for longevity in harsh environments by adding a super shield housing option to ensure long-term wear. Ordered as an integrated package with R-Series and G-Series sensors, the SSH housing is hermetically sealed and made of stainless steel, meeting the requirements of protection modes IP 68 and IP 69K. The new housing provides protection against corrosion and penetration of dirt and water, regardless of difficult environmental conditions, making it ideal for outdoor use as well as applications requiring high-pressure wash-down cleaning.

MTS' robust, rod-style sensors were developed for measuring lengths of 25 to 7600mm (1-in. to 25-ft.). The Temposonics modular sensor cartridge design enables the customer to choose the specific sensor output configurations to be installed within the super shield housing to best fit application requirements. A wide choice of interfaces (Analog, Profibus, SSI, CANbus, DeviceNet, EtherCAT®, POWERLINK) is available. In addition, integration of ATEX-certified and intrinsically safe sensors is possible with the protective housing.

The company's R-Series sensors are rugged, industrial sensors that provide absolute, linear-position measurement with high-performance output protocols. With linearity deviation down to ±0.01 percent full stroke (±20 micrometers with the linearity correction option), resolution of 1µ, and repeatability of min. ±2.5µ, these sensors are suitable for applications that require accuracy, reliability, and consistency.

G-Series sensors are rugged, industrial sensors that provide highly accurate measurements in either analog or digital outputs, offer enhanced diagnostics and programming capabilities, and are designed for backwards compatibility with legacy Temposonics products.
Contact: MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Dr., Cary, NC 27513 919-677-0100 fax: 919-677-2343 E-mail: Web:

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