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New Products: Ethernet Position Sensors

Temposonics R-Series EtherCAT sensor is based on industrial Ethernet technology and provides high-speed data transmission and communication.

The EtherCAT sensor uses one to five position magnets and can document position, velocity, acceleration, as well as customer-specific “smart” functions. Position resolution is to 1 μm, speed to 0.2 mm/sec, with a sensor update time of 100 μsec (independent of stroke). The sensor also includes a built-in nonlinearity correction option for position accuracy as low as ±0.02 mm. The IP67-rated sensors are available for in-cylinder operation with stroke lengths to 7.6 m; IP^% profile-style models mount to machine surfaces and offer strokes to 5 m.

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

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