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Rapid Controls develops displays for Temposonics sensors

Rapid Controls develops displays for Temposonics sensors
CARY, N.C. - September 12, 2007 - MTS Sensors announced that Rapid Controls (Rapid City, S.D.), an authorized distributor of the MTS Temposonics brand linear position sensors, has developed displays designed specifically for use with MTS’ C-Series sensors. Designated the TDD-C4 and the TDD-C32, the displays supply power to the C-Series sensors, include cabling that is compatible, and provide engineering unit output in inches and millimeters.

“The displays are designed specifically for the C-Series sensors, so there is less integration time because the units are plug-and-play,” said Jesse Russell, MTS Commercial Products Marketing Manager. “The compact size of both the displays and the sensors, as well as the embeddable nature of the sensors, makes this a versatile solution for a variety of applications that would benefit from immediate readouts of relevant information. In addition, installation is simplified because the display provides power to the sensor and uses the same connector scheme.”

The 4-digit TDD-C4 display supports PWM and analog sensors with an option to automatically detect type. It provides 90 counts per inch base resolution for PWM (enhanced to 360 counts per inch by averaging) and 983 counts per sensor in analog mode. Features include a selectable units switch, 3 DC inputs for set-up and operation, and asynchronous serial communications.

Like the TDD-C4, the 4-digit TDD-C32 display supports PWM and analog sensors with an option to automatically detect type, and provides 90 counts per inch base resolution for PWM (enhanced to 360 counts per inch by averaging) and 983 counts per sensor in analog mode. Features include DC input for Zero, optional set-up via serial or 2-switch keypad, a selectable units switch and asynchronous serial communications.

The compact size, zero wear, zero recalibration and optimized cost of the C-Series Core sensor makes it an ideal choice to replace older technology sensors, such as linear potentiometers and LVDTs. The C-Series sensor brings immediate benefits to the customer, including lower costs due to the elimination of expensive signal conditioning and higher reliability due to the non-contact nature of magnetostrictive sensor technology.

Rapid Controls Inc. is an authorized distributor of the MTS Temposonics brand linear displacement transducer from MTS Sensors Division. Rapid Controls designs and builds industrial control electronics, specializing in magnetostricitve transducer interfaces. Rapid Controls has over 30 years of experience in software and hardware design for custom embedded micrco-controller projects.

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corp., is the global leader in the development and production of magnetostrictive linear-position and liquid-level sensors. Based on MTS’ patented Temposonics technology, the Sensors Division is continually developing new ways to apply magnetostrictive sensing technology to solve critical applications in a variety of markets worldwide. With facilities in the U.S., Germany and Japan, MTS Sensors Division is an ISO 9001 certified supplier committed to providing innovative sensing solutions that deliver customers with reliable, cost effective sensing devices.
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