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New Product: Linear-Displacement Sensor

The GT sensor, a redundant version of the company’s G-Series Temposonic sensors, measures critical variables by means of two or three independent , functionally, and identical measurement systems in a single pressureresistant housing.

Each measurement system contains a basic sensor element and evaluation electronics with separate output signal and supply voltage. The elements sit in a stainless-steel pipe for direct stroke measurement in hydraulic cylinders. A pressure rod installs into an industrystandard cylinder end-cap and pistonrod assembly. A position-magnet marker, secured to the piston head, travels along the sensor rod without making contact. This system provides accurate and reliable rod-position feedback.

GT sensors provide 0.02% linearity, 0.01% repeatability, and 25 to 1,500-mm stroke length. Additional features include a 70-mm hex electronics housing, 10-mm measuring rod, and standard mounting.

MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Div., 3001 Sheldon Dr., Cary, NC 27513, (919) 677-0100,

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