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RP & RH Analog

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PROFILE- AND ROD-STYLE POSITION SENSOR

Stroke Length: 1 to 300 in (25 to 7620 mm)
Operating Pressure: 5000 PSI (350 bar)
Output Voltage: 0 to 10 VDC, 10 to 0 VDC, -10 to +10 VDC, +10 to -10 VDC
Output Current: 4 to 20 mA, 20 to 4 mA

Temposonics linear-position sensors use the time-based magnetostrictive position sensing principle developed by MTS. Within the sensing element, a sonic-strain pulse is induced in a specially designed magnetostrictive waveguide by the momentary interaction of two magnetic fields. One field comes from a moveable permanent magnet that passes along the outside of the sensor. The other field comes from an “interrogation” current pulse applied along the waveguide. The resulting strain pulse travels at sonic speed along the waveguide and is detected at the head of the sensing element.

The position of the magnet is determined with high precision and speed by accurately measuring the elapsed time between the application of the interrogation pulse and the arrival of the resulting strain pulse with a high-speed counter. The elapsed time measurement is directly proportional to the position of the permanent magnet and is an absolute value. Therefore, the sensor's output signal corresponds to absolute position, instead of incremental, and never requires recalibration or re-homing after a power loss. Absolute, non-contact sensing eliminates wear, and guarantees the best durability and output repeatability.

R-Series model RH and RP sensors are extremely robust and are ideal for continuous operation under harsh industrial conditions. MTS offers two standard sensor housings, rod and profile extrusion. The rod housing is capable of withstanding high pressures such as those found in hydraulic cylinders. The profile extrusion housing provides convenient mounting options and captive sliding magnets which utilize slide bearings of special material that reduce friction, and help mitigate dirt build up. The sensor head contains the active signal conditioning and a complete integrated electronics interface. Double shielding is used to ensure EMI protection for unsurpassed reliability and operating safety.

Analog
Stroke Length RP 1 to 200 in 25 to 5080 mm
RH 2 to 300 in 50 to 7620 mm
Static Operating Pressure 5000 psi 350 bar
Peak Operating Pressure 10000 psi 690 bar
Output Voltage 0 to 10 VDC
10 to 0 VDC
-10 to +10 VDC
+10 to -10 VDC
Current 4 to 20 mA
20 to 4 mA
Operating Temperature -40 to +167 °F -40 to +75 °C

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