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MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has announced the redesigned Temposonics MT sensor is a magnetostrictive position sensor specifically designed to be embedded in welded and tie-rod style cylinders or any space-limited cylinder application with its diameter of 48 mm, reduced from the original MT sensor's diameter of 58 mm. Each measurement system is comprised of an independent sensor element and evaluation electronics with separate output signal and supply voltage electronics.

The two sensor elements are housed in a pressure-resistant stainless steel pipe for installation in hydraulic cylinders. A position magnet, secured to the piston head, travels along the sensor rod without making contact.
The sensor provides a measuring range of 50 to 1500 mm, while maintaining a linearity <0.04% FS and repeatability <0.005% FS. The sensor operates over -40° to 105°C.


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