MTS Sensors' R-Series sensors now compatible with EtherNet/IP devices.
MTS Systems Corp. has expanded its of available interfaces by developing an R-Series sensor compatible with EtherNet/IP devices. In addition to the new interface, the R-Series sensors are available in a variety of mechanical styles ranging from 25 mm to 20,000 mm. Position and velocity measurements can be provided for multiple locations on the sensor to ensure optimum control characteristics. The sensors also feature position-sensing resolution as low as 1 micron (0.00004 in).
In addition to EtherNet/IP, interface choices include analog, SSI, DeviceNet, Profibus, CANbus, EtherCAT, and POWERLINK. the sensors provide smart programmability, allowing configurations to be stored and recalled directly at the PLC / HMI to speed up set-up time.