Non-contact position sensors are sealed to IP68/IP69K

Paul Boughton

MTS Sensors' new Temposonics RS and GS sensors with super shield housing ensure long-term linear position measurement in harsh environments, making them suitable for outdoor use as well as applications requiring high-pressure wash-down cleaning. Hermetically sealed with a housing completely made of stainless steel, they meet the requirements of protection modes IP68 and IP69K and are reliably shielded against corrosion and penetration of dirt and water.

The robust, rod-shaped Temposonics sensors have been developed for measuring lengths of 50-7600mm. Due to the use of a non-contact measuring technology, sensor integration into a hermetically sealed housing is possible.

A position magnet moves along the outside of the pressure-resistant sensor tube and marks the position without mechanical contact. The modular sensor cartridge design enables customers to choose the specific sensor output configurations to be installed within the super shield housing to best fit their application requirements. The measuring accuracy and all technical data correspond to the features of the sensor selected inside the housing. A wide choice of interfaces (analogue, Profibus, SSI, Canbus, Devicenet, Ethercat and Ethernet Powerlink) is available.

Moreover, integration of Atex-certified and intrinsically safe sensors is possible with the protective housing.

By combining Temposonics R- and G-Series sensors with this new housing, MTS has developed a cost-effective way for customers to utilise its proven non-wearing, trouble-free technology in harsh environments.

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