Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 16, 2014
MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced a new sensor designed specifically for high temperature applications, including steam valves and steel mill machinery. The Temposonics® G-Series Model GTE embedded magnetostrictive sensors is specified to operate at temperatures as high as 85 degrees centigrade and features a dual redundant output. This sensor also features an IECEx Zone 2 approval for use in hazardous areas.
“We have been working with customers to explore and test the viability of embedded sensors in high-heat environments for some time now,” explained Matt Hankinson, MTS Sensors Technical Marketing Manager. “Existing technologies, such as LVDTs, have worked in these applications, but can fail or require expensive maintenance. We have addressed those problems with the new Model GTE sensor. It provides a higher level of performance along with higher reliability to prevent costly downtime.”
This new sensor is designed into a cylinder or other housing, creating a natural barrier between the sensitive electronics and harmful environmental factors, such as heat or corrosive elements. Additionally, magnetostrictive sensors use an absolute measurement which eliminates the need for regular maintenance.
“Reliability is one of the biggest challenges our customers have with LVDTs and similar products,” Hankinson said. “Maintenance or manual calibration requires opening the cylinder or enclosure, which is both timely and expensive. Magnetostrictive sensors do not require calibration and have minimal moving parts. This significantly increases their reliability in even the harshest work environments.”
Additionally information about both the Model GTE sensor and MTS Sensors can be found at http://www.mtssensors.com.
MTS Sensors is a global leader in sensing technologies and solutions that enable feedback control for automation and safety applications. MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation, serves its global customers with a focus on regional support to provide innovative and reliable sensing solutions. Through its research, development and production of various products, MTS offers a large selection of sensor designs, outputs, performance levels and technologies to fit your application needs. MTS’ industrial sensors are commonly used for factory automation, fluid power, energy production markets as well as wood, metal, plastic and glass applications.