MTS Systems Corp. (www.mts.com), Sensors Division has released a detached electronics housing system to complement the Temposonics R-Series Sensors.
Utilized in industrial manufacturing applications where low maintenance and exact measurement are crucial, the R-Series Model RD4 is a housing style that permits the electronics to be extracted from environments where it may be damaged by vibration, shock or temperature. Furthermore, the RD4 is also offered in a profile-style (RP), rod-style (RH) and flexible style (RF) for the entire R-Series output classes.
Matt Hankinson, Technical Marketing Manager at MTS Sensors, said “The detached electronics of the R-Series Model RD4 provide some unique advantages in manufacturing facilities where these conditions exist.”
“The sensing elements themselves are highly resilient and, since they are non-contact, require little to no maintenance. The electronics, however, can be more sensitive to harshest environments. By detaching the electronics, we give customers a way to further expand the already wide range of operating specifications that they couldn’t with more traditional solutions.”
The detached electronics housing model is compatible with Temposonics® R-Series advanced output protocols along with analog, CANbus, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Profibus and Synchronous Serial Output (SSI). Users of this housing style are those in the fluid power, linear actuators, steep fabrication, wood working and related industries.
“We are very happy with the reception this product launch has received among customers,” added Hankinson.