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REDUNDANT MAGNETOSTRICTIVE LINEAR POSITION SENSOR

Stroke Length: 1 to 100 in (25 to 2540 mm) Operating Pressure: 5000 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. Designed for demanding applications that require redundancy and detached electronics due to high temperature or high reliability requirements. 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.

SSI
Stroke Length 1 to 100 in 25 to 2540 mm
Static Operating Pressure 5000 psi 350 bar
Peak Operating Pressure 10000 psi 690 bar
Operating Temperature -40 to +167 °F -40 to +75 °C

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