The G-Series Temposonics sensors now come in a redundant version, which ensures safety. The GT sensor measures critical variables using two or three independent, functionally and identical measurement systems in a single compact sensor housing.
They suit measurement of linear movements in drives and fluid cylinders or in machine operation, including motor-actuated positioning at power station, water, gas, or steam turbines; pitch adjustment of wind turbines or marine screw propellers; and marine control systems and flood gates.
Each measurement system comprises a basic sensor element and evaluation electronics with separate output signal and supply voltage. The two or three sensor elements are housed in a standard size pressure-resistant stainless steel pipe for direct stroke measurement in the hydraulic cylinders. The sensor’s pressure rod installs into an industry standard cylinder end cap and piston rod assembly. A position magnet marker, secured to the piston head, travels along the sensor rod without making contact. The resulting sensing system provides highly accurate and reliable piston rod position feedback for the life of the hydraulic cylinder.
The sensors provide linearity better than 0.02 percent and repeatability better than 0.001 percent. They can even identify minimum measurement differences, whereby the error tolerance can be adjusted individually and adapted to the application. The stroke length is also selectable within 25 to 1500 mm.
About MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corp.
MTS Sensors is a global leader in the development and production of magnetostrictive linear-position and liquid-level sensors.
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