Magnetostrictive Position Sensor Designed for Cylinder Applications
Mon, 04/07/2008 - 10:14am
The redesigned Temposonics MT sensor is a magnetostrictive position sensor specifically designed to be embedded in welded and tierod style cylinders or any space-limited cylinder application with its diameter of 48 mm, reduced from the original MT sensor’s diameter of 58 mm. Each measurement system is comprised of an independent sensor element and evaluation electronics with separate output signal and supply voltage electronics. The two sensor elements are housed in a pressure-resistant stainless steel pipe for easy installation in hydraulic cylinders. A position magnet, secured to the piston head, travels along the sensor rod without making contact. The resulting redundant sensing system provides highly accurate and reliable cylinder position feedback for the life of the hydraulic cylinder.