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Temposonics Linear Transducers
R Series - Rod & Profile Style Position Sensors - DeviceNet Output
MTS Temposonics R-Series Model RP Profile Style Sensor (top) and Model RH Hyrdraulic Rod Style Sensor (bottom). MTS Temposonics R-Series Model RF Flex Style Sensor.
The Temposonics R Series Linear Transducers are your solution when you need smart sensor capability for faster, higher precision, more reliable data processing and communication. By preprocessing sensor data in the sensor, your machine controller can reduce processing overhead and carry out other functions. Though the Temposonics R Series is at least four times faster than the other proven lines of Temposonics sensors, it’s also more precise: Resolution of 2 microns (0.00008 inch) at 7,500 measurements per second is standard; exceptional non-linearity of 0.02% uncorrected; and hysteresis of 0.00015 inches, which is the best in the industry.

"Smart" Temposonics R Series position sensors with DeviceNet interface expand the functionality of position sensors. DeviceNet is a bus architecture that allows up to 64 nodes to share one data highway, i.e. interface up to 64 sensors using a single cable, thus eliminating the need for conventional methods of multiple wire runs. DeviceNet is a CAN-based (Controller Area Network) network that links all system components via an open bus system. It is a standard for device level communications and provides high speed transmission appropriate for position indication and motion control in industrial applications.

Temposonics R sensors offer modular construction and non-contacting magnetostrictive technology. Two application housings are available: rod-style (Model RH) and profile-style (Model RP). With RH sensors, the sensor cartridge can be quickly replaced in the field without removing the application housing. The changeover is done in one minute with no draining or de-pressurizing of the hydraulic cylinder.

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  • Measured Variable: Displacement
  • Resolution: 2 µm or 5 µm

  • Non-Linearity: <±0.01% of full scale (minimum ±40µm)
  • Repeatability: <±0.001% of full scale (minimum ±2.5 µm)
  • Hysteresis: < 4 µm
  • Output: CAN-Field-bus System IS0 11898, DeviceNet release 2.0

  • Measuring Range:
    • Profile Style (RP): 2 to 200 in. (50 to 5080 mm)
    • Rod Style (RH): 2 to 300 in. (50 to 7620 mm)

  • Operating Voltage: +24 Vdc, (+20%, -15%)
  • Power Consumption: 90 mA typical
  • Operating Temperature: -40°F to 167°F (-40°C to +75°C)

  • Update Time: 0.5ms up to 1200mm, 1.0 ms up to 2400mm, 2.0 ms up to 4800mm, 5.0 ms up to 7620 mm stroke length.
  • Warranty: 2 Years

How to Order Temposonics R Series Transducers

When placing an order, build the desired model number using this model number guide (below).
Select the configuration in the ordering table and then hit the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.

A selection of Temposonics R-Series sensor configurations are available to meet the demands of your particular application. If you have any questions about how to apply MTS Temposonics position sensors, please contact us at West Coast Plastics Equipment, 800-392-8569. We are an authorized MTS Temposonics distributor and will be glad to help you design an effective position sensing system to fit your application.

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1-2. Sensor Model Price
RH = Hydraulic Rod Style Sensor Stroke
RP = Profile Style Sensor
RF = Flexible Style Sensor

3. Housing Style

Temposonics RH or RF only (magnet must be ordered separately):
T = US customary threads, raised-face hex, and pressure pipe (RH only)
S = US customary threads, flat-faced hex, and pressure pipe (Pressure pipe not included with RF model) N/C
M = Metric threads, flat-faced hex, and pressure pipe (Pressure pipe not included with RF model) N/C
B = Sensor cartridge only (No application housing/pressure pipe, stroke lengths ≤ 72 in.) (RH only)

Temposonics RP only (magnet included):
V = Captive Sliding Magnet with joint at front (#252184 magnet included) N/C
S = Captive Sliding Magnet with joint at top (#252182 magnet included) N/C
M = Floating Magnet (#251416-2 magnet included) N/C

4-7. Stroke Length - (must correspond to Stroke Unit of Measurement selected in Item 8)
RH Stroke Range = 2-300 inches (50-7620mm)
RP Stroke Range = 2-200 inches (50-5080mm)
RF Stroke Range = 10-396 inches (255-10060mm)

8. Stroke Unit of Measurement ( choose U for inches and tenths or M for millimeters)
U = Inches and tenths (Encode in 0.1 inch increments, for example: 0125U = 12.5 in, 1200U = 120 in)
M = Millimeters (Encode in 5mm increments, for example: 0120M = 120 mm, 1200M = 1200 mm)

9-11. Connection Type
D51 = 5-pin Micro DeviceNet, integral, standard N/C

12. Input Voltage
1 = +24 Vdc (+20%, -15%), standard N/C

13. Output Signal
C = CANbus output w/ DeviceNet Protocol
14. Hardware
2 = Standard N/C
15. DeviceNet Protocol Code
02 = DeviceNet N/C
16. Baud Rate
2 = 500 kBd
3 = 250 kBd
4 = 125 kBd
17. Resolution
1 = 0.0002 in. (0.005 mm)
2 = 0.00008 in. (0.002 mm) N/C
18. Cycle Time
1 = Standard
Temposonics R-Series Sensors are made-to-order and usually ship in 4-6 weeks, FOB: Culver City, CA.
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