Temposonics E-sensors increase protection

December 13, 2010   Kathy Smith

E-Series linear-position sensors.

MTS Systems Corp. has re-designed the Temposonics E-Series of linear-position sensors for position measurement, and has added two new models that incorporate the latest advances in magnetostrictive technology.

The E-Series is an alternative to linear potentiometers and multiple limit switches. With the upgrades and compact housings, the company says the E-Series increases protection while providing reasonable accuracy for cost-sensitive applications.

All the sensors provide 0.01-mm resolution and repeatability, plus 0.03% linearity deviation with backward compatibility. Rugged construction delivers minimum IP67 ratings as well as 100 g shock and 10 g vibration resistance.

They use M12 connector cables and feature analogue (voltage or current) and start/stop output. The analogue model is now capable of reporting two positions simultaneously when using two position magnets.

The new stainless steel EL model is a low-profile (15 mm) version for space-critical applications. A stainless-steel EH model provides a compact, rugged rod-style package with either a 7 mm or 10 mm tube.

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corp. in Cary, NC, makes magnetostrictive linear-position and liquid-level sensors.

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