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Rugged non-contact sensor


June 15, 2010
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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The new Temposonics C-Series Model CR Rod and Cylinder sensor from MTS is well suited to a number of off-highway machine designs.  It integrates MTS’ standard Model CS or CM sensor inside a 2mm thick steel mechanical package that is designed to protect the sensor from the mechanical pounding and environmental scourges seen by off-highway machines. 

The heavy-duty packaging and non-contact technology, along with its design for minimal modification mounting, makes the CR sensor ANalternative to other rod-and-cylinder style sensors that migrated from indoor purposed packages.

The Model CR Rod and cylinder sensor is available in two analog models, a 5 Vdc supply ratiometric output version and 12 Vdc supply reference voltage output version.  Additionally, the 12 Vdc model features protection from over-voltage and reverse connection, EMC protection for both emissions and immunity and the option to be operated at 5 Vdc, at which point its output becomes ratiometric.  Contact the factory about serial digital model availability.

Featuring a linearity of up to ±0.15 mm and sensor repeatability of ±25 microns, the Model CR is available in six standard stroke ranges: 72.3 mm, 109.3 mm, 148 mm, 186.3 mm, 217.3 mm, and 250.1 mm.  Connection is made using a three-wire, one-meter cable with 24 or 18 AWG wire.  Operating temperatures range from -40 °C (-40 °F) to +75 °C (167 °F).

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