MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division

Dec. 15, 2005
New Level Sensors Offer Faster Response, Output Options
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MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division has expanded its family of magnetostrictive level sensors by combining the MTS expertise in linear position measurement electronics with the application knowledge of thousands of liquid level installations around the world. These new M-R Series hybrid level sensors provide faster response, a variety of output options, and the outer pipe and housing configurations of the company’s standard liquid level M-Series.“By marrying the functionality of both product areas, we can offer the benefits of various sensor families in one package,” said Adrian Totten, MTS Liquid Level Marketing & Sales Manager. “Accuracy, repeatability, and reliability of the MTS magnetostrictive measurement, based on patented Temposonics technology, are the foundations of the new MTS level sensors.”Features of the M-R Series hybrid sensors include faster response for control, 3A (74-03) sanitary configurations, NEMA 4X- or IP68-rated housings, analog and digital output options, and level and interface measurement.The new level sensors also provide remote programming and diagnostic capabilities, via serial communication over standard cabling, to simplify commissioning and trouble-shooting. Programming software is provided by MTS free of charge.Compatibility with existing interface electronics is virtually guaranteed with the various outputs available including analog, digital pulse, high speed serial (SSI) and fieldbus outputs such as CANOpen, DeviceNet and Profibus.