MTS Sensors highlighting magnetostrictive and Hall effect technology at Agritechnica

During Agritechnica 2015, MTS Sensors will exhibit its range of sensor technologies for the agricultural market including magnetostrictive and Hall effect sensors.

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MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation, will be showcasing the latest items in its extensive product portfolio which specifically target the agriculture sector at this year’s Agritechnica in Hanover.

Enabling implementation within hydraulic cylinders, the company's compact position sensors are highly optimized for mobile off-road agricultural and construction machinery. By utilizing proprietary Temposonics technology, its magnetostrictive sensing devices can measure displacement and velocity safely even under the most extreme conditions. The robust MXR is designed to deal with the demands of agricultural equipment deployment. A stainless steel mechanical housing permits high degrees of chemical resistance and environmental protection to be realized. This is complemented by the MT and MH devices which both include functional safety features to ensure continued operation (with built-in redundancy for the MT and SIL 2 compliance for the MH). The extended measuring range of the Model MH 200 means it is suitable for telescopic cylinders with stroke lengths up to 5,000 mm. It offers industry-leading linearity (below 0.04% deviation full scale) and resolution down to 0.5 mm.

MTS Sensors' highly advanced Temposonics M12 Connector System fully adheres to the protection standards mandated by mobile hydraulic systems situated in challenging working environments. It facilitates sensor integration inside hydraulic cylinders via a click-on mounting, which does not require the use of tools. The rugged metal housing provides IP69K rated protection from the ingress of water and dust.

Based on a sophisticated Hall effect sensing mechanism, the Model HE sensor delivers accurate non-contact position measurement, covering a range of 100 to 500 mm. The compact housing supports complete integration inside small diameter hydraulic cylinders. Once installed, there is virtually no 'dead zone' - allowing positions over the full hydraulic stroke to be determined.