Cary, N.C. Featuring enhanced output capabilities and improved sensing performance and accuracy, the new R-series "smart" sensor from MTS Sensors is the company's next generation in its Temposonics family of magnetostrictive position sensors. The R-series includes diagnostic LEDs and external programming capabilities that are standard in the new product platform to minimize sensor installation and troubleshooting efforts.
Advanced electronics of the R series provide better accuracy, EMI immunity, and signal-to-noise performance in harsh electrical environments, according to the company. The new devices offer sensing resolutions as low as 1 micron with an output linearity of ≤ ±0.01% and repeatability of ≤ ±0.001% of full scale. It also features reverse polarity and over-voltage protection to 36 Vdc to help ensure that sensor failure doesn't occur due to mis-wiring. The new series also provides enhanced packaging and improved shock (100 g) and vibration resistance (25g/10 to 2,000 Hz) to withstand the most demanding motion control applications.
Featuring built-in diagnostics, red and green LED indicators located directly on the sensor may be monitored for errors such as magnet not detected, missing external interrogation signals, insufficient or out of range input power, and other maintenance issues. These diagnostic features provide plant engineers with enhanced methods for troubleshooting and commissioning in the field without having to remove the sensor, thereby lowering the total cost for the sensors, said the company.
The R-Series also offers multiple methods for external and remote field programmability to reduce installation time and cost. In-line pushbutton or PC software programming may be accomplished using a simple serial communications link, and monitoring can be done at a remote location via PC user-interface software.
The compact R-Series is available with a full line of analog and digital serial outputs for non-contact sensing in linear and absolute measurement applications. List pricing for the R-series sensor starts at $622.00.
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