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TEMPOSONICS MAGNETOSTRICTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOR

Strike Length: 2 to 118 in (50 to 3000 mm)
Max Operating Pressure: 5076 PSI (350 bar)

For position measurement, the absolute, linear Temposonics® position sensors make use of the properties offered by the specially designed magnetostrictive waveguide. Inside the sensor a torsional strain pulse is induced in the waveguide by momentary interaction of two magnetic fields. The interaction between these two magnetic fields produces a strain pulse, which is detected by the electronics at the head of the sensor. One field is produced by a moving position magnet, which travels along the sensor rod with the waveguide inside. The other field is generated by a current pulse applied to the waveguide. The position of the moving magnet is determined precisely by measuring the time elapsed between the application of the current pulse and the arrival of the strain pulse at the sensor electronics housing. The result is a reliable position measurement with high accuracy and repeatability.

Robust, non-contact and wear-free, the Temposonics® linear position sensors provide best durability and accurate position measurement solutions in harsh industrial environments. The position measurement accuracy is tightly controlled by the quality of the waveguide which is manufactured by MTS Sensors. The position magnet is mounted on the moving machine part and travels contactlessly over the sensor rod with the built-in waveguide.

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Stroke Length 2 to 118 in 50 to 3000 mm
Cycle Time 50 to 1000 mm stroke length 500 µs
1001 to 2000 mm stroke length 900 µs
2001 to 3000 mm stroke length  1250 µs
Max Operating Pressure 5076 psi 350 bar
Operating Temperature -40 to +221 °F -40 to +105 °C

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