Magnetostrictive position sensors for the plastics processing industry
During more than 30 years, MTS Sensor Technologie has been a reliable partner for measurement and control technology in the plastics processing industry. The absolute, linear and non-contact position sensors have had a major influence in measuring technology of injection molding machines, blow molding machines and thermoforming machines.
At the K 2013, in Düsseldorf, MTS Sensor Technologie will showcase sensors for the plastics processing industry that are optimally suited for standard as well as for challenging applications.
Compact and cost-effective – these are the characteristics of the Temposonics E series sensors. The rod-style (EH), profile-style (EP) and ultralow profile-style (EL) sensors are also available with digital SSI and CANopen outputs and can be installed even in applications with limited space. Temposonics EP2 is operated with a floating position magnet. This means the magnet can travel along the whole housing including the electronics which might be a practical advantage, if the travel distance is longer than the measuring length.
Position sensors with fieldbus systems for industrial communication are ideal for challenging applications. They facilitate networking of sensors, actuators and control systems and reduce the wiring complexity. Temposonics position sensors with CANopen outputs, which are available across the series and offer a wide range of stroke lengths, are the adaptable solutions for the future. Temposonics R series sensors with EtherCAT output are designed for integrated networking and communication with real-time capable Ethernet (industrial Ethernet). The outstanding features are their unrivalled accuracy, best repeatability and good dynamic properties.
With a stroke length up to 20 m, the Temposonics RF sensor, is the longest magnetostrictive position sensor for industrial applications. The flexible sensor tube can be mounted easily even with long actuators. The sensor shipment is possible in a space-saving, cost-effective and very quick manner. The sensor can also be operated in a modular extension housing available as an accessory. With its detached electronics, installation of Temposonics RD4 can be performed even under extremely limited space conditions.
K 2013 - Hall 10, Booth C20