- August 16, 2010
- MTS Sensors
August 16, 2010 - MTS Systems expanded its R-Series linear-position sensors product line by doubling the available length for the flexible pipe version. The absolute, non-contact Temposonics Model RF position sensor now facilitates installation in tight spaces with lengthy measuring ranges up to 20 meters. The sensors can operate in a curved position to detect curvilinear measurements at a minimum radius of 200 mm.The sensor is ideal for applications including stamping and forming presses (due to limited installation room under the press), dam gate cylinders (where replacement in the field is difficult), windmills (with a small installation envelope), and multiple-tool position sensing for continuous feed machines such as slitters, large routers and punch presses.Even at long measuring distances, the high-performance electronics inside the sensor head provide accurate sensing results. With a 0.0025 mm repeatability, and a linearity deviation of < ¬± 0.02 % F.S., the sensor detects the smallest movements. A variety of output options are also available for the Model RF sensor, along with numerous interfaces (Analog, SSI, CANbus, Profibus-DP, EtherCAT, and POWERLINK). If more than one position value needs to be monitored, the Model RF can perform up to 30 independent displacement measurements (or 5 displacements and 5 velocity measurements) with a single sensor.