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 position sensor. 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 equipment. 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. __________________________________________________ For more information on SENSOR SUPPLIERS, click here... April 2005
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