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 optimised for mobile off-road agricultural and construction machinery. By utilising 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 realised. 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 5,000mm. It offers industry-leading linearity (below 0.04% deviation full scale) and resolution down to 0.5mm.
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 500mm. 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.