MTS Sensors, a global provider of magnetostrictive linear-position and liquid-level sensors, has introduced its M-Series Temposonics Sensors in new lengths as long as 200”. These sensors have a CANbus interface.
The Temposonics Sensors are magnetostrictive sensors designed for mobile hydraulic applications. The extension of length of these sensors will provide equipment manufacturers with access to magnetostrictive technology for applications in which they used other costly solutions. Hydraulic cylinders are used on mobile equipment. Accurate measurement and control, and resistance to shock and other elements are required in these cylinders. The M-Series Temposonics sensors have been specifically manufactured for such applications.
When increase in resistance to external environmental conditions is required these sensors can be embedded inside hydraulic cylinders. The cylinders can give IP69k environmental protection through the MTS M12x1 connection system. The Temposonics Sensors have the capability to withstand 200V/m EMI and up to 15 g of vibration. It can withstand up to 100 g of shocks.
The Technical Market Manager for Mobile Hydraulics at MTS, Haubold vom Berg, states that conventional applications that required longer lengths were not able to use the magnetostrictive sensor technology. They were restricted to other comparatively expensive technology. The addition of the CANbus interface and the MTS magnetostrictive sensors in longer length options provides manufacturers with high precision and accuracy for their mobile hydraulic equipment.