Position sensors offer more

09 April 2021

MTS Sensors has introduced enhancements to its Temposonics R-Series V PROFINET position sensors – with functions such as machine monitoring and predictive maintenance, the focus of the new sensor generation is Industry 4.0.

The R-Series V PROFINET has been enhanced with a variety of new capabilities. It is now possible to transmit additional sensor status information directly to the controller via the PROFINET protocol. Users can also benefit from directly evaluating the temperature inside the sensor, total operating hours or even the total distance travelled by the magnets to perform predictive maintenance cycles or even machine condition monitoring measures.

The extended R-Series V PROFINET includes an update of the PROFINET profiles. The encoder profile has been updated to version V4.2. Furthermore, the MTS profile has been updated. The sensor as well as the corresponding description file have been certified by the PNO. With the MTS profile, it is possible to set desired parameters in a simple way. In addition, with this profile switching points can be set and monitored in parallel to the position and velocity output. The monitoring and output of the status are synchronous to the clock of the controller.

The new sensors support an extended operating temperature range now reaching from -40° up to +85°C. In addition, the resistance to shock has been increased to 150g and for vibration to 30g. In connection with the larger voltage supply range, the sensors are now easier to integrate into harsher and rougher applications and still provide exact measurement data up to 0.5µm.

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