Designers searching for industrial position sensors that meet global requirements may look to the Temposonics III Series. These sensors are for rugged environment and, according to manufacturer MTS Sensors, are engineered to be faster, smarter, and more precise than other magnetostrictive sensors currently available.
The Series offers a resolution of 2 microns at 10,000 measurements per second standard. In addition, they feature a non-linearity of 0.02% and low hysteresis of 0.004 mm. A simple modular architecture of three components includes: a wave guide, electronics, and an application housing that permits mounting flexibility and easy system integration.
The wave-guide head and electronics are fully encapsulated. A wide selection of application housings are available, including the new embedded-rod style that allows the electronics to be located away from the wave guide and eliminates the need for precise alignment.
The Temposonics III Series offers the flexibility of measuring either two displacement outputs or one displacement output and one velocity output. Analog, Serial Synchronous Interface, and Controller Area Network are standard output options for the units. Digital output capabilities provide absolute output, enabling instant recognition of machine position after power loss recovery.
Additional details...Contact MTS Sensors Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 8130, D-5880 L denscheid, Germany, +49 23 5195870.