Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 89, Issue 3, March 2008: Product News

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Mobile Hydraulic Sensors with Pulse Width Modulated Output



CARY, NC – March 11, 2008 - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has added a pulse width modulated (PWM) digital output option to its M-Series MH model of mobile hydraulic sensors. The PWM output is an ideal solution for customers who may want to switch to digital without the added expense of going to a CANbus protocol.


“We realize PWM is the industry standard for digital outputs and we want to be sure we have a product that addresses those needs in the marketplace,” said Brian Cox, technical marketing manager for mobile hydraulics at MTS. “With this addition to the MSeries MH model, our OEM customers now have the flexibility to utilize analog, digital or CANbus outputs in the same mechanical package. With a single mechanical design they can mix-and-match electrical outputs for what’s best for their equipment and applications.”


The MH with PWM output is available with frequency from 50 Hz to 500 Hz and the measurement is scaled between 5 % to 95 % and 25 % to 75 %. The sensor provides the superior quality and performance that customers have come to expect from MTS Sensors.


With a 100 g shock and 25 g vibration rating, the MH sensor was designed for rugged environments, especially those typically encountered in construction, agriculture, and other off-highway machinery. Along with high shock and vibration ratings, the sensor has 200 V/m EMI protection.


Designed for cylinders two inches in diameter (or larger), the MH sensor now provides a measuring range of two to 98 inches (50-2500 mm), while maintaining high levels of accuracy and repeatability.


The MH sensor provides four position output options: Voltage: 0 to 5 V; Current: 0 to 20 mA or 4 to 20 mA; CANBus: J1939, CANOpen, or ISOBus; and now PWM. The MH sensor operates from -40 to +105°C, and can be purchased with either individual wire or cable connection options that are compatible with typical mobile equipment

electrical connector requirements.


M-Series sensors meet ISO14982 standards for agricultural and forest machines and ISO7637-0/1/2 standards for road vehicles, and are CE-certified.

M-Series MH model of mobile hydraulic sensors





Brian Cox

Technical Marketing Manager

Mobile Hydraulics

Tel.: 919-677-2355

Fax: 919.872.8875

E-mail: brian.cox@mts.com






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