MTS Sensors has further expanded its R-Series of robust, high performance magnetostrictive position sensors with a new device which has the capacity to deliver superior reliability and industry-leading accuracy in even the most demanding work environments.
Utilising the company’s Temposonics technology, the RT4 is a linear position measurement solution that features two independent sensor elements - each of which has a measuring length of 50mm to 2540mm (2 to 100-in).
Targeted at use in steel processing plants, lumber mills and power generation sites, this fully redundant position sensing product employs a Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI), which means that data transfer is less susceptible to the presence of electro-magnetic interference.
In addition, the IP68-rated enclosure protects against the threat of liquid ingress. The RT4’s detached electronics can be mounted up to 600mm (23.6-in) away from the sensing environment allowing the electronics to be kept further from sources of potential harm. A temperature range that reaches up to 100˚C (212˚F) is supported for the sensor rod and interconnection cables.