Rod and cylinder sensor

By Mary C. Gannon,
Senior Associate Editor

Temposonics C-series model CR rod and cylinder sensor integrates CS or CM sensor inside a 2 mm thick steel mechanical package. It is available in two analog models — a 5-Vdc supply ratiometric output version and 12-Vdc supply reference voltage output version. Featuring linearity up to ±0.15 mm and sensor repeatability of ±25 ∝m, it is available in six standard stroke ranges: 72.3, 109.3, 148, 186.3, 217.3, and 250.1 mm. Connection is made with a three-wire, 1-m cable with 24 or 18 AWG wire. Operating temperatures range from -40 °C to 75 °C (167 °F).

MTS Systems Corp, Sensors Div., (919) 677-0100,