CARY, N.C.— MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division, after decades of providing high-quality magnetostrictive sensors to the racing industry, is supplying liquid level transmitters for the IMSA-sanctioned American Le Mans Series' Michelin® Green X® Challenge. The Michelin® Green X® Challenge is an environmental race-within-a-race that ranks teams on overall performance, fuel efficiency, and environmental impact. MTS' Level Plus® sensors have been incorporated into the fuel dispensers at each pit stall to provide real-time measurement data for each team's fuel usage, which is transmitted to a control room and used to calculate each team's fuel efficiency.
The American Le Mans Series has long been considered the most sophisticated and technical racing series in the world, and is often the catalyst for transferring new automotive technologies from racecars to consumer automobiles. As the only major racing series in the world in which all cars run on one of three street-legal alternative fuels–clean diesel, E10, or cellulosic E85–the American Le Mans Series is also the global leader in green racing.
The Michelin® Green X® Challenge debuted at the Petit Le Mans, the signature endurance race of the American Le Mans Series, last October and will be in effect for the entirety of the 2009 season; which this year will also introduce an E10 gas-electric hybrid as an optional fuel source.
MTS Sensors Division first started manufacturing liquid-level transmitters more than 25 years ago and has grown to become the world leader in magnetostrictive level measurement featuring the Level Plus family of liquid-level transmitters.
Filed Under: Automotive, Green engineering, Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment