Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 67, Issue 5, May 2006: Product News

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Magnetostrictive Position Sensor


CARY, NC – Building on its next-generation Temposonics® design platform, MTS Sensors introduces the new R-Series Synchronous Serial encoder (SSI) Interface position sensor. The latest development in magnetostrictive position sensing combines design and manufacturing enhancements resulting in the world’s fastest and most accurate magnetostrictive position sensor.


“For years, our products have been used in peripheral machine tool and CNC markets.  Now, with our higher performance SSI capability, we can provide more customers in the machine tool and related industries with a reliable, lower-cost alternative to typical linear encoder scales,” said Temposonics Marketing Manager, David Edeal.  “Using the new smart sensor product platform, we are able to provide this superior performance and capability set along with improved reliability and durability all in a smaller package with lower cost.”


The R-Series SSI output sensor includes options for synchronized 7500 kHz update rates and position accuracy as low as +/-20 microns (+/-0.0008 inch.).  MTS’ proprietary synchronization technology guarantees the most accurate position output while minimizing inherent system-related delays to produce smooth, precise velocity loop control.  An internal measurement error-checking routine ensures high immunity to shock and vibration (up to 15 grms / 10-2,000Hz and 100 g peak respectively).  With its unique double-shielded design, the new R-Series product also includes the industry’s highest EMC immunity level (IEC/EN 50082-2, IEC/EN 61000-4-2/3/4/6, level 3/4 criterion A).  Like all R-Series model products, the SSI output product comes standard with an IP 67 housing (IP 68 with integral cable), as well as ATEX-approved explosion-proof and NEMA 4X optional housings.




Dave Edeal,

MTS Temposonics

Product Marketing Manager

Tel.: 919-677-0100

E-mail: david.edeal@mts.com


Magnetostrictive Position Sensor




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