TEMPOSONICS MAGNETOSTRICTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOROperating Pressure: 4351 to 5076 PSI (300 to 350 bar)
Stroke Length: 2 to 100 in (50 to 2540 mm)
Output Voltage: 0 to 10 VDC, 10 to 0 VDC
Output Current: 4 to 20 mA, 20 to 4 mA
The absolute, linear position sensors provided by MTS Sensors rely on the company’s proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology, which can determine position with a high level of precision and robustness. Each Temposonics® position sensor consists of a ferromagnetic waveguide, a position magnet, a strain pulse converter and supporting electronics. The magnet, connected to the object in motion in the application, generates a magnetic field at its location on the waveguide. A short current pulse is applied to the waveguide. This creates a momentary radial magnetic field and torsional strain on the waveguide. The momentary interaction of the magnetic fields releases a torsional strain pulse that propagates the length of the waveguide. When the ultrasonic wave reaches the end of the waveguide it is converted into an electrical signal. Since the speed of the ultrasonic wave in the waveguide is precisely known, the time required to receive the return signal can be converted into a linear position measurement with both high accuracy and repeatability.
Robust, non-contact and wear free, the Temposonics® linear position sensor provide the best durability and precise position measurement feedback in harsh industrial environments. Measurement accuracy is tightly controlled by the quality of the waveguide manufactured exclusively by MTS Sensors.
Temposonics® EH is a compact rod-style sensor and the ideal solution for direct stroke measurement in small hydraulic cylinders. The position magnet mounted on the piston head of the hydraulic cylinder travels over the sensor rod with the built-in waveguide to provide a precise, non-contact position measurement. The EH is ideal for a variety of applications including: fluid power, food industry, plastic industry, glass and ceramics, energy sector, machine tools and testing machines.
|Stroke Length||2 to 100 in||50 to 2540 mm|
|Operating Pressure||0.28 in (7 mm) rod-Ø||4351 psi||300 bar|
|0.39 in (10 mm) rod-Ø||5076 psi||350 bar|
|Peak Operating Pressure||0.28 in (7 mm) rod-Ø||6527 psi||450 bar|
|0.39 in (10 mm) rod-Ø||7687 psi||530 bar|
|Output Voltage||0 to 10 VDC|
|10 to 0 VDC|
|0 to 10 VDC and 10 to 0 VDC|
|Output Current||4 to 20 mA|
|20 to 4 mA|
|Load Range||0 to 500 Ω|
|Cycle Time||0.3 to 2 ms (depends on stroke length)|
|Operating Temperature||-40 to +167 °F||-40 to +75 °C|