R-Series magnetostrictive position sensors.
RDP Electronics Ltds new MTS R-Series Synchronous
Serial encoder Interface (SSI) position sensors are ideally
suited to the peripheral machine tool and CNC markets.
Based on the next-generation Temposonics design platform,
these magnetostrictive position sensors are durable and
The R-Series SSI output sensor includes options for synchronized 7500 kHz
update rates with position accuracy down to ± 20 microns. Thanks to
proprietary synchronization technology the R-Series offers accurate position
output while minimising inherent system-related delays, producing smooth,
precise velocity loop control. Error-checking routines ensure high immunity
to shock and vibration; up to 30gav and 100g peak respectively. The double
shielded design provides high-level EMC immunity and is packaged in a
compact IP 67 housing as standard, or available with ATEX-approved
explosion-proof and NEMA 4X housing options. Design flexibility and field
adjustability of data format, position resolution, polarity and synchronization
parameters are facilitated through the use of PC interface programming
software, allowing control engineers to accommodate a range of interfaces
and system variations within a common location and helping to reduce
sensor inventory. LED diagnostic indicators designed to reduce
troubleshooting and down time, include indication for normal operation,
magnet not detected, missing external interrogation signals or insufficient
or out-of-range input power.
The R-Series CANbus and Profibus DP industrial network sensors are
capable of sensing up to 15 magnet positions and five magnet velocities
simultaneously along a single axis, this capability can be used to eliminate
multiple linear or discrete sensors. In applications where multiple tools or
working elements are positioned along the same axis this allows design
simplification and cost reductions to be achieved.
For more information, please contact :-
RDP Electronics Ltd
Grove Street, Heath Town, Wolverhampton WV10 0PY. UK
Tel: +44(0)1902 457512