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(Linear Position Sensing)
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Johnstone Dispensing Systems have a challenging application for their mastic regulator unit, which dispenses adhesives and sealers for the purpose of bonding and sealing various automobile body... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Driven by the need to provide the functions of an automatic transmission, along with weight reduction and higher efficiency, many manufacturers are considering conversion of traditional manual... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Active damper and height control can sometimes be combined into a single strut design. By combining an actuator along the same axis as the damper, a complete assembly can be provided to the suspension... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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A west coast biotechnology manufacturer was developing a proprietary process involving blood plasma. The process produced a highly confidential and expensive liquid valued at approximately $100,000... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics displacement sensors are the favored method of position sensing in this application because of the need for high performance and continuous operation under demanding environmental... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Wood-Mizer®, the number one seller of sawmills worldwide, created portable sawmills in 1982. At that time, Wood-Mizer was the only company to use a cantilever-cutting head for its sawmills. This... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Front load washing machines can add useful feedback for load measurement and active damper control, such as with magneto-rheological dampers. By measuring damper compression, loading can be determined... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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More and more, manufacturers are relying on linear position sensing to support the trend towards the automation of off-road vehicles and their implements. In these demanding applications, MTS... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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More and more, manufacturers are relying on linear position sensing to support the trend to automate on-road vehicles and related mechanisms. Position feedback is utilized not only to improve system... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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With the increasing need for improved safety systems, on-board diagnostic systems, control-by-wire and GPS-based excavation and grading control, more precise, predictable, reliable control of actuator... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Because of the extremely high shock loads experienced in this application, long term durability is an issue for any feedback sensor. Admittedly one of our harshest applications, MTS Temposonics... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics position feedback sensors are seeing more and more use in electronics production applications like wafer handling, chip inspection and automated board assembly. One example of this is... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The quantity and quality of the foods processed in a rolling mill depend on how precise the spacing between rollers is controlled. In this application, differences of even thousands of inches can... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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The Gas Company (TGC) is Hawaii's only full-service gas energy company, making gas products and services available to Hawaii's 1.3 million full-time residents and over 7 million visitors a year. TGC... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics displacement sensors are the favored method of position sensing in this application because of the need for high performance and continuous operation under demanding environmental... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The Mercedes-Benz has a well-deserved reputation as a luxury brand with a ride as smooth as silk. Interestingly, one of the secrets behind its superlative handling is an MTS Temposonics... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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High performance and durability have made Temposonics the in-cylinder position sensor standard in the fluid power industry since their introduction in 1975. Our innovative modular design allows... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Our sensing technology is routinely used on 4 axes of plastic injection molding machines: injector screw positioning, carriage positioning, ejector positioning, and mold closure. Superior ruggedness,... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Today's engineers that are developing motion control systems have less time to spend on optimizing individual servoactuator axes to enhance process performance. In fact, they have barely enough time... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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A regional gas utility had to dramatically cut costs through the use of automation at their gas distribution terminal. All pertinent information was data linked via a DCS system to an operations... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Negri & Bossi S.P.A., a leading plastic injection molding press manufacturer, discovered an innovative way to measure tonnage while reducing the amount of costly mechanical and electrical hardware on... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Magnetostriction is a phenomenon only found in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, cobalt and their alloys. The magnetostrictive principle is based on certain agnetomechanical properties of... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Sensors based upon magnetostriction have been used in a wide variety of industrial applications for over 25 years since their invention at a company called Temposonics in the 1970's. The sensor's... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Magnetostriction is a property of ferromagnetic materials such as iron, nickel, and cobalt. When placed in a magnetic field, these materials change size and/or shape (Figure 2). This physical response... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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Many types of industrial processes utilize Liquid Level sensors to provide the information needed to monitor and control the process. This enables the design parameters to be maintained in order to... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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Accurate liquid level measurement is crucial for the monitoring and control of batch and continuous chemical processing applications. Its purpose is to produce end products that are consistent in... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Magnetostrictive position transducers are non-contact, absolute reading, and have essentially infinite resolution. The non-contact nature of this technology means that there are no rubbing or sliding... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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DanChem Technologies, based in Danville, Virginia, has an extensive array of both stainless steel and glass-lined reactors that are available for the manufacture of specialty fine chemicals, and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Most dentists prefer to work on a given patient at an individually chosen position of the chair's height and angle. Remembering positions for each and every patient, as well as those positions unique... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The medical community has unique cleanliness and disposal requirements for treatment fluids and body waste. Our Temposonics sensors with floats are used very successfully in medical applications... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Automating the motion of patient care appliances, such as beds, allows the appliance to quickly adjust to preferred positions for treatment by a physician or for prescribed periodic position changes... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Portable medication delivery systems need to be light, small and unquestionably reliable. Because MTS offers its technology in component form as well as completed sensors, designers of medical... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics displacement sensors are utilized in this application because of the need for high performance and continuous repetitious operation under high shock load conditions. Today, as... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS brings its lengthy background in materials and aircraft motion platforms to the rapidly growing area of entertainment motion simulation. Here, the precision and responsiveness afforded by our... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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These longer stroke length applications are a natural fit for MTS Temposonics position sensors. In this industry, it is imperative that the motion simulator reacts to the training pilot's inputs so... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics position feedback sensors are used in a wide variety of paper and plastic film converting applications from winders/unwinders to slitters, even on flexographic printing machines. In... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Original equipment manufacturer, Alliance Machine Systems was looking for a way to fully automate its existing downstacking machine for the paperboard packaging industry with the goal of reducing... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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A pharmaceutical company based in California uses level sensors to measure water solutions and buffers in its portable tanks. The company needed to obtain accurate and reliable measurement results for... (View Full Article)
(Level Sensing)
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A large pharmaceutical company required a sanitary level measurement system for their blending tanks. The major requirements of this application were: * Sanitary * Clean-In-Place (CIP) and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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In an industry where we have long provided reliable, high performance position feedback, MTS Temposonics sensors are often utilized to bring new life to older equipment. Whether it be to replace... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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High performance and durability have made Temposonics the in-cylinder position sensor standard in the fluid power industry since their introduction in 1975. In an extremely cost competitive industry,... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Many people suffer from mild to severely debilitating back or back-radiated leg pain. Physicians estimate that four out of five Americans will complain of back pain at some time in their lives. Though... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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MTS Temposonics sensors are designed and built to withstand the rigors of sawmill applications. So effective are Temposonics sensors in withstanding the high shock and vibration and extreme... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Seeking a new method of liquid level measurement, the Seagram's US distillery is retrofitting its facility to utilize magnetostrictive liquid level sensors to measure its spirit and carbonated... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Wood finishing applications like planers, veneer shears and tennoners present a unique combination of performance, functionality and durability requirements that MTS Temposonics position sensors are... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Original equipment manufacturer, Alliance Machine Systems was looking for a way to fully automate its existing downstacking machine for the paperboard packaging industry with the goal of reducing... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Many types of industrial processing equipment utilize sensors to provide the information needed to monitor and control the process. This enables the design parameters to be maintained in order to... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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In a recent article, the pro and con attributes of position sensing technologies were compared. Under Magnetostrictive, the advantages were stated as "very accurate, small package size" but the... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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DanChem Technologies, based in Danville, Virginia, has an extensive array of both stainless steel and glass-lined reactors that are available for the manufacture of specialty fine chemicals, and... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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In this application, the quality of sheet metal gauging depends on the performance of the position feedback and the continuous throughput of the rolling process on the dependability of the position... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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When applying chemicals in agricultural and construction projects, knowing the current level of one or more fluids ensures proper application and provides early indication of problems, as well as... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The rugged environment of off-road equipment, suspension and implement position feedback is a natural environment for Temposonics C-Series sensors. These proven sensors stand up to the most abusive... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Operators of on-road and off-road mobile equipment get a rough ride unless some form of seat isolation from the frame is installed. However as effective as an elastomer or shock absorber equipped seat... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The tough operating environment of off-road equipment is a natural for Temposonics sensor steering position feedback. These proven sensors stand up to the most abusive shock and vibration... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The past 5 years have been especially exciting for critical hydraulic system component suppliers, especially manufacturers of sensors and actuators. Most notably, the migration towards distributed... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Wood-Mizer®, the number one seller of sawmills worldwide, created portable sawmills in 1982. At that time, Wood-Mizer was the only company to use a cantilever-cutting head for its sawmills. This... (View Full Article)
(Encoders and Resolvers)
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Designing with Magnetostrictive Sensors opens many options. This article explores how Design Engineers are increasingly finding that magnetostrictive linear position sensors can replace their encoders... (View Full Article)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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Designing with Magnetostrictive Sensors opens many options. This article explores how Design Engineers are increasingly finding that magnetostrictive linear position sensors can replace their encoders... (View Full Article)