New magnetostrictive sensor reduces size
and cost; adds modular options...
MTS has developed the new Temposonics® C-Series,
incorporating the latest in magnetostrictive sensor
technology to produce the world's smaltest magnetostrictive
Designed for use in higher-volume OEM products such as medical
devices, small cuttingtfastening/forming tools, and various consumer
products, the C-Series electronics fits completely inside a 36 mm
(1.4 in) by 23 mm (0.91 in) cylindrical package. MTS engineers
developed Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) that
allowed the dramatic size reduction, resulting in a sensor that is
optimized for high volume production.
The C-Series' modular architecture is built upon a base Core sensor
to which additional application-specific features can be added as
dictated by the application. This allows customers to avoid costs
that are unnecessary for their application, while also allowing them
to integrate the sensor completely into their specific product packaging.
When more robust environmental protection is required by the application,
the modular design of the C-Series allows for the addition of standardized
1P67 rated packaging that effectively houses the Core sensor.
The C-Series core sensor has a 0 to 5 Vdc or PWM output available,
and can be powered with a standard 5 Volt power supply. In addition,
the modular architecture allows the addition of a second electronics board
that configures the sensor to run off of 12 or 24 volt power and also adds
additional protection circuitry for EMI immunity. The optional board was
designed to optimize the C-Series performance in many "mobile
machine" applications, including agricultural, marine, and construction
The compact size and optimized cost of the C-Series Core sensor
makes it an ideal choice to replace older technology sensors such
as linear potentiometers and LVDT's. The C-Series brings immediate
benefits to the customer, including lower cost due to the elimination
of expensive signal conditioning and higher reliability due to the
non-contact nature of magnetostrictive sensor technology.
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