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Magnetostrictive sensor with IO-Link functionality

17 May 2016

MTS Sensors has expanded its linear position sensor range with the introduction of new versions of the E-Series that support the IO-Link communication protocol.

Available in a variety of housing formats, the E-Series IO-Link offering is optimised to address space-constrained industrial automation applications.

The IO-Link protocol offers simple bi-directional point-to-point communication with both signal transmission (at rates of up to 230.4 kbps) and power delivery being handled. It enables consistent communication between sensors and the controller, as well as providing access to diagnostic data.

The sensors have a maximum stroke length reaching up to 2540mm. They are able to keep deviation to within a margin of less than 0.02% (full scale). The rod-based option, which is intended for in-cylinder integration, is complemented by standard profile and low-profile options, plus an aluminium cylinder option that incorporates a guided driving rod containing both the sensor element and the accompanying electronics. Key parameters can be adjusted to suit specific application requirements such as assigning of measuring direction (forward or reverse) and offset value. The sensors are suitable for operation is temperature range of between -40°C and +75°C.

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