MTS Temposonics®

Emolice are an approved supplier of MTS Temposonics® Industrial Sensors. MTS is a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC) and is recognised as an industry leader in sensing technologies and solutions. The MTS Temposonics ® Industrial Sensors permit high-precision and dynamic position and/or speed measurement in state-of-the-art automation and safety-relevant applications.

With a versatile and ever increasing product portfolio including ATEX and Safety Critical solutions, MTS Sensors cooperates closely with customers, to optimise performance and reduce downtimes. Outstanding quality associated with practical know-how ensures that customers achieve utmost productivity and success. Continuous research, development and production of sensor systems constantly enable new solutions for measuring tasks in the industrial fields to be created.

Further information can be found on the MTS Temposonics® Industrial Sensors pages.

The Temposonics® Industrial Product Range

The Temposonics® R-Series features the highest performance, accuracy and reliability in magnetostrictive linear position sensors designed for advanced motion control applications.

The Temposonics® T-Series are designed for hazardous working environments, where they may have to deal with flames, caustic substances and potentially explosive atmospheres (such as chemical plants, offshore oil / gas rigs, etc).

The Temposonics® GB-Series is designed to be incorporated into hydraulic cylinders, such as those typically used in power generation plants. The flat, compact electronics housing facilitates deployment in restricted spaces.

The Temposonics® G-Series provides high durability and accurate position measurement solutions in harsh industrial settings. The sensor element is installed in a pressure resistant stainless steel rod or aluminium profile. A double-shielded housing protects the electronics and offers excellent EMI immunity.

The Temposonics® E-Series are compact sensor models suitable for applications where space-constrained mounting is a critical factor. MTS Sensors offers different designs to meet the needs of various industrial applications.

The MTS Temposonics® ATEX Series Position Sensors: 3D / 3G Model are intended to be used in Category 3 hazardous areas according to the ATEX standard.

Technology Behind Temposonics®

MTS Temposonics ® linear-position sensors use the time-based magnetostrictive position sensing principle developed by MTS. Within the sensing element, a sonic-strain pulse is induced in a specially designed magnetostrictive waveguide by the momentary interaction of two magnetic fields. One field comes from a moveable permanent magnet that passes along the outside of the sensor. The other field comes from an “interrogation” current pulse applied along the waveguide. The resulting strain pulse travels at sonic speed along the waveguide and is detected at the head of the sensing element.

The position of the magnet is determined with high precision and speed by accurately measuring the elapsed time between the application of the interrogation pulse and the arrival of the resulting strain pulse with a high-speed counter. The elapsed time measurement is directly proportional to the position of the permanent magnet and is an absolute value. Therefore, the sensor’s output signal corresponds to absolute position, instead of incremental, and never requires recalibration or rehoming after a power loss. Absolute, non-contact sensing eliminates wear, and guarantees the best durability and output repeatability.

MTS Temposonics ® Industrial Position Sensors

  • Uses the time-based magnetostrictive position sensing principle developed by MTS.
  • Absolute, non-contact sensing eliminates wear,
  • Never requires recalibration or rehoming after a power loss
  • Specialist ATEX and explosion proof sensors available