CHICAGO (Aug. 7, 5:50 p.m. EDT) — MTS Systems Corp.'s sensor division in Cary, N.C., has expanded its Temposonics line of intelligent products by adding the high-speed networking R-Series EtherCAT sensor.
EtherCAT stands for Ethernet for control automation technology. The interface for industrial Ethernet use allows machine builders to overcome bandwidth and node limitations on other commercially available industrial networks, said Dave Edeal, Temposonics marketing manager. The magnetostrictive linear-position sensors are available for use with one to five position magnets.
In addition, the division introduced an option for sensing in extreme shock and vibration environments in steel, wood, plastics and materials-testing applications. Based on a next-generation design, the Temposonics G-Series and R-Series products operate “beyond current industry standards,” Edeal said.
The products stem from a patent-pending development for the mobile equipment market in MTS' M-Series mobile hydraulic product line.
Separately, the D-Series sensor uses noncontact technology with high durability in linear positioning.