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  • 1. MTS Sensors Group A division of MTS Systems Corporation
  • 2. We Are ... A technology-based, market driven company providing hardware, software and engineering services for researchers, designers and producers of mechanical products MTS Systems Corporation Mission
  • 3. 14000 Technology Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2290 612-937-4000 www.mts.com
    • 1,600 Employees
    • $374 Million Revenue (2005)
    World-Wide Presence MTS Systems Corporation World-Wide
  • 4. Corporate Structure Headquaters Minnesota MTS Sensors Position + Liquid Level Sensors • MTS Sensors Division Cary, N.C., USA • MTS Sensor Technologie Lüdenscheid, Germany • MTS Automotive Sensors Lüdenscheid, Germany • MTS Sensors Technology Tokyo, Japan MTS Systems Corp.
    • MTS Test
    • M echanical T esting + S imulation
    • • USA
    • • Europe
    • • Japan
    • • China
    • Korea
    • Australia
    MTS Systems Corporation Organization
  • 5. Material Testing Vehicle Testing Civil Engineering Aerospace MTS Systems Corporation Test Products Structural Materials
  • 6. MTS Sensors Group MTS Sensors Group Industrial Sensors
  • 7. We Are ... The leader in high quality, absolute position and liquid level sensing for the industrial, process and mobile machine markets. MTS Sensors Group Industrial Sensors
  • 8. MTS Sensors Group R&D, Production and Sales MTS Sensors Division 3001 Sheldon Drive Cary, N.C. 27513 Tel: 919-677-0100 Fax: 919-677-0200 E-mail: info@mtssensors.com www.mtssensors.com MTS Sensor Technologie GmbH & Co. KG Auf dem Schüffel 9 D-58513 Lüdenscheid Tel: +49-2351-9587-0 Fax: +49-2351-56491 E-mail: info@mtssensor.de www.mtssensor.de MTS Sensors Technology Corp. Ushikubo Bldg. 737 Aihara-cho, Machida-shi Tokyo 194-0211, Japan Tel: +81-42-775-3838 Fax: +81-42-775-5512 E-mail: info@mtssensor.co.jp www.mtssensor.co.jp USA Germany Japan
  • 9.
    • Tradition, Experience, Innovation - From the pioneer and leader of the magnetostrictive linear measurement and technology
    • 30+ ........ years of success in the marketplace
    • 270 …...... employees worldwide dedicated to sensors
    • 120K+ …. industrial sensors produced each year
    • 300K+ …. commercial & automotive sensors each year
    • $60M+ …. revenue worldwide (2005)
    MTS Sensors Group The Numbers
  • 10.
    • Magnetostrictive Sensing Technology Leader
      • Inventor of magnetostrictive linear measurement
      • 20+ patents since 1975
      • Position resolution as low as 0.1 micron (0.00004 inch)
      • Application sensing ranges from 0.2 inches to 60 feet
    • Magnetostrictive Sensing Market Leader
      • Industrial market share leader
      • Highest product performance, quality and reliability in the industry
      • Best delivery and customer satisfaction in the industry
    MTS Sensors Group The Vision – “It’s All We Do”
  • 11.
    • Serving Four Industries w/Brand Name Product
      • Temposonics ® Industrial Position Sensors - Factory and Process Automation Industries
      • Level Plus ® Liquid Level Sensors - Process Control Industries
      • Temposonics ® Commercial / Light Industrial Sensors - Certified automotive supplier
      • Temposonics ® Mobile Hydraulic Sensors – On- and Off-Road Vehicles and Machinery
    MTS Sensors Group The Vision – “It’s All We Do”
  • 12. Temposonics ® Linear Position Sensors MTS Sensors Group Industrial Automation & Motion Control Products
  • 13. Linear Position Applications Hydraulic Cylinders Wood & Paper Production Metal Forming Food Processing Motion Simulation / Entertainment MTS Sensors Group Industrial Automation & Motion Control Products Plastics Production Equipment
  • 14. Level Plus ® Liquid Level Sensors MTS Sensors Group Process Monitoring & Automation Products
  • 15. Liquid Level Applications
    • General Chemical
    • Industrial Process
    • Petroleum
    • LPG
    • Underground Storage
    • Biotech / Pharmaceutical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Pure Water
    • Tank Gauging
    MTS Sensors Group Process Monitoring & Automation Products
  • 16. Temposonics ® C-Series Linear Position Sensors MTS Sensors Group Commercial & Light Industrial Products
  • 17. Linear Position Applications
    • Automotive
      • Suspension Control
        • Seat & Cab Suspensions
        • Vehicle Ride & Level Control
      • Steering Systems Feedback
      • Automatic Transmission Control
    • Commercial
      • Appliance Position & Level
      • HVAC Control
      • Medical Equipment Position & Level Sensing
      • Marine Steering Control
    MTS Sensors Group Commercial & Light Industrial Products
  • 18. Temposonics ® Linear Position Sensors MTS Sensors Group Mobile Hydraulic Products
  • 19. Linear Position Applications Agriculture - Top link / plow control Mining – Highwall mining control Construction – Motorgrader steering & blade positioning MTS Sensors Group Mobile Hydraulic Products
  • 20. “ Quality is the basis for a long term cooperative customer-supplier relationship ” MTS Sensors Group Quality Assurance Affiliations Certifications CERT-08999-2000-AQ-HOU-RAB
  • 21. Magnetostrictive Sensing Principle (Measurement of a Sonic Impulse) MTS Sensors Group Core Temposonics Technology Wiedemann-Effect Generates Sonic Wave Waveguide (Magnetoelastic Material) Magnet Position (Sense of Motion)
    • Sonic Wave Converter
    • Sonic Guide
    • Inductive Coil
    • Bias-Magnet
    Position Magnet Electrical Current Impulse
  • 22. “ A system works best when high precision is at it ’ s core ” MTS Solid Waveguide Original Technology Tubular (Open) Waveguide
    • Temposonics Approach
    • Solid Waveguide – Utilizing proven internal processing
    • Villary Transformer - Transforms torsional to longitudinal motion
    • Advantages
    • More uniform waveguide means improved linearity
    • Decoupling of torsional & longitudinal motion effects results in higher shock and vibration resistance
    • Higher signal-to-noise ratio means superior resistance to system noise and EMI and no need for raw signal “auto-tuning”
    • Original Technology Approach
    • “ Open-Waveguide” – Saves material, but difficult to control
    • Direct Axial Measurement - Torsional and longitudinal coupling
    • Drawbacks
    • Small feedback signal means low signal-to-noise ratio
    • Electronic amplification & filtering (auto-tuning) necessary
    • Shock and vibration sensitive
    MTS Sensors Group Comparison of Magnetostrictive Sensing Technologies
  • 23. Converter Waveguide (Open) MTS Temposonics Competition Torsional Pulse MTS Sensors Group Comparison of Magnetostrictive Sensing Technologies Waveguide (Solid) Torsional Pulse Converter Converts torsional strain to linear motion Converts smaller axial strain component Sensing Element Signal Level: 550 mV Noise: 20 mV Signal-Noise-Ratio (SNR): 27.5 Sensing Element Signal Level: 22 mV Noise 19 mV Signal-Noise-Ratio (SNR): 1.2 For internal use only
  • 24. ... Even in high EMI, noise and vibration conditions For internal use only Stroke (mm) MTS Competitor A Competitor B MTS Sensors Group Accuracy of Magnetostrictive Sensor Competitors Result – A signal-to-noise ratio of 25+ times higher means superior measurement repeatability and accuracy Measurement Error (mm)
  • 25.
    • Absolute, linear position measurement
      • Suitable for absolute measurement systems
      • No loss of position on start up after power loss
      • No reference (zero) reset required
    • Noncontact wireless sensing technology
      • No mechanical wear
      • Infinite, maintenance-free sensor life
    • High Resolution
      • Analog: Infinite (system dependent)
      • Digital: As fine as 0.00004 inch (1 micron)
    • High Repeatability / Stability
      •  ± 0.001 % F.S. (minimum +/- 2.5 micron)
      • No re-calibration needed
    • Linearity Error / High Accuracy
      •  ± 0.01% F.S. (minimum +/- 40 micron)
      • Corrected linearity as low as +/-20 micron
    MTS Sensors Group Temposonics Features & Characteristics
  • 26.
    • Fastest Response Time – Minimal filtering delay means microsecond vs millisecond response
    • Simultaneous Multi-Magnet Measurement – Temposonics sensing technology allows for up to 20 magnet position readings per interrogation cycle
    • Standard “Built-In” Outputs -> No signal conditioning required
      • Analog – Voltage or current position, velocity & multiple magnets
      • Digital Pulse - Start/stop and Pulse Width Modulated
      • High Speed Serial - Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) absolute encoder
      • Fieldbus - CANbus , DeviceNet, Profibus, Interbus and Industrial Ethernet
      • Customs – Special output interfaces designed to customer specifications
    MTS Sensors Group Temposonics Features & Characteristics
  • 27.
    • Modular design - Simplifies installation and maximizes design flexibility
      • Sensing element (SE)
      • Electronics modules – Output & auxiliary boards
      • Application mechanics and electronics housings
    • Wide range of application housings for standard product
      • Profile (Extrusion) - For external surface mount sensing
      • Rod (Pressure Tube) - For hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder sensing
      • Flexible (SE Housing) - For detection of curvilinear motion and convenient packaging of long stroke sensors
      • Detached (Electronics Housing & SE) - For remote placement of sensor electronics
    • Nearly unlimited variety of custom products for OEM applications
    MTS Sensors Group Temposonics Features & Characteristics
  • 28.
    • Double-shielded design -> Unequalled EMI immunity
      • Sensing element
      • Electronics housing
    • Durable sensor construction -> Superior shock and vibration tolerance
      • Suspended sensing element mechanics
      • Electronics modules mechanically isolated from sensor electronics and application housings
      • Vibration rated to 15 g (30 g designs also available)
      • Shock rated to 100 g
      • Various “harsh environment” housing options available
    • Industry’s Best Circuitry Protection
      • Overvoltage protection to +36 Vdc
      • Miswiring protection to +30 Vdc
    MTS Sensors Group Temposonics Features & Characteristics
  • 29.
    • “ Smart” digital sensors
      • Utilize common modular design
      • Unique element is microprocessor controlled output module
      • Built-in LED & serial diagnostics standard
      • Sensor functionality programmed via software
      • Enables full utilization of sensor intelligence including
        • Sensing position, velocity and multiple magnet positions
        • Data protocols / format
        • Diagnostics
        • Feedback compensation & closed-loop control
      • Customization of all of the above for your applications
    MTS Sensors Group Temposonics Features & Characteristics
  • 30.
    • In-house processing for all MTS Temposonics magnetostrictive waveguide material
    • Continually advancing science of magnetostrictive sensing
      • Processing technology improvements kept proprietary
      • Patent protection forces competition to utilize old technology
    • Our goal is to refine fundamental sensing technology instead of compensating for an inadequate raw feedback signal
      • Raw Temposonics digital sensor outputs require no filtering
      • Response time equivalent to that of the physical measurement
    • Automated manufacturing improves quality & throughput
    MTS Sensors Group Permanent In-House Core Technology Capabilities
  • 31.
    • GE (Embedded) – Designed for compact cylinder installations
      • Installed from outside cylinder – Threaded housing
      • Electronics fits inside endcap
      • Smallest complete installation package – Suitable for 2” bore cylinders
      • Eliminating additional sensor housing reduces cost
    Modified Endcap w/Clevis Mount MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products
  • 32.
    • GE (Embedded) – Intended for compact “smart” cylinders
      • Electronics & sensor completely enclosed
      • Simple electrical
      • connection for end customers
    MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products
  • 33. Temposonics ® C-Series Linear Position Sensors MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products Position Feedback Enclosure Core Sensor
      • World’s smallest magnetostrictive position / level sensor
      • Based on ultra low-cost “core” sensor
      • Complete sensor w/no need for external conditioning electronics
      • Can be “built-up” to custom configurations using various installation options
    Liquid Level Enclosure
  • 34.
    • Hazardous Environment Sensing
      • “ TempoGuard II” Explosion-Proof Housing
        • UL / CUL & ATEX approved for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, & D
        • Utilizes standard sensors inside stainless-steel flameproof housing
        • Waterproof Option – IP68
        • Full Range of Outputs
          • Analog Current & Voltage
          • High Speed Serial – SSI
          • Fieldbus – All variants
    MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products
  • 35. MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products
    • Redundant Position Feedback
      • “ TempoSafe” Dual & Triple Redundant Sensor
        • Two or Three completely independent channels
        • “ Rod-Style” design for fluid power cylinders
        • Standard 10 mm diameter pressure tube for standard cylinder installations
        • Standard Outputs
          • Analog Current & Voltage
          • Pulse Width Modulation or Start / Stop
  • 36.
    • Other Extreme Environment Sensing Options
      • NEMA 4X Housing
      • Mil-style integral connections
      • Polyurethane jacketed cables
      • High shock & vibration mechanics
    MTS Sensors Group New “Application Specific” Products
  • 37. Medical Instrumentation Mobile Equipment Specialty Equipment Power Generation Controls MTS Sensors Group New Temposonics Markets & Applications “ Not your father’s Temposonics …”
  • 38.
    • Summary
      • MTS Sensors Group continues to be the worldwide leader in magnetostrictive sensing sales and technology development
      • With our wide product offering, strong core R&D and customer/applications support, MTS Sensors is able to offer existing and new customers the best sensing solution for their applications.
      • Current efforts focus on development of next generation technology enhancements as well as developing new niche market applications and designs for magnetostrictive position feedback
    MTS Sensors Group Conclusion