Level Transmitter offers hysteresis of 0.002% F.S.

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Level Plus(R) M-Series Digital Transmitter offers non-linearity of 0.008% (F.S) full scale. Its NEMA 4X electropolished 316L stainless steel enclosure houses digital level gauge. Its digital magnetostrictive liquid level sensor allows for repeatable level measurement. Transmitter is available with Modbus output or MTS DDA (ASCII) protocol. Operating temperature range is -40 to 257 deg F, and temperature output accuracy is +/- 0.5 deg F.

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CARY, NC (April 15, 2002) - MTS Systems Corporation, Sensors Division, provides its sanitary configuration for its Level Plus R) M-Series Digital Transmitter. Designed for use in the pharmaceutical and food processing industries, the M-Series Digital offers a non-linearity of 0.008% F.S. (full scale) and hysteresis of 0.002% F.S. The NEMA 4X electropolished 316L stainless steel enclosure houses a digital level gauge that is final tested using a laser test bed. A test report confirms that the gauge meets the non-linearity and hysteresis specifications outlined above. In addition to laser testing, each gauge's sensing element is tested as a sub assembly that confirms its linearity.

"Unlike other sensing technologies such as load cells and radar, the M-Series family of Level transmitters is easier to install at a lower cost," said Adrian Totten, Level Plus Product Marketing Manager. "Using a digital magnetostrictive liquid level sensor allows for more accurate and repeatable level measurement for the pharmaceutical and food industries."

The NEMA 4X electropolished 316L stainless steel enclosure is 3A approved for use in wash down applications. A sanitary system can be constructed using the electropolished enclosure along with Tri-Clamp flanges, electropolished (RA15/240 grit) finished floats and pipe along with a sanitary end plug.

The M-Series Digital is available with a Modbus output or a MTS DDA (ASCII) protocol. The Modbus protocol allows for a 100 point strapping table to be input as well as a volume correction table that compensates for changes in density due to temperature effects. This allows the M-Series Digital to output a corrected volume or mass reading.

The M-Series Digital will operate in process temperatures from -40 to 257°F (-40 to 125°C) and outputs average and multi-point temperatures (up to 5 digital thermometers) with a temperature accuracy of ±0.5°F (±0.28°C). The M-Series Digital computes the following variables: gross volume, net volume, mass and alarms.

For more information, visit the MTS Sensors Division Web site at www.mtssensors.com, email at sanitary@mtssensors.com or contact: Adrian Totten, MTS Sensors Group, Level Plus Liquid Level Sensors, 3001 Sheldon Drive, Cary, NC 27513, call (800) 457-6620, (919) 677-2332 or fax (919) 677-2350.

MTS Systems Corporation is the world leader in magnetostrictive technology. MTS Systems Corporation is a global operation, with facilities in the U.S., Germany and Japan. In the U.S., the MTS Sensors Division is an ISO 9001 facility manufacturing highly repeatable and accurate Level Plus transmitters as well as the rugged and reliable Temposonics position sensors. With a strong commitment to research and development, product quality and customer service, Sensors Division is constantly seeking ways to bring the highest value to customers.

BtB Marketing Communications, 919-872-8172, or e-mail at amy@btbmarketing.com.

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