MTS Adds NEC and CEC Approvals to Hazardous Area and Safety Area Sensor Offering


Cary, N.C - MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), announced today that the Temposonics® T-Series product line is now certified to NEC and CEC Standards 500, 505 and 506. NEC and CEC certifications are used in US and Canada to ensure that equipment meets specified standards for operating in potentially hazardous conditions. The T-Series linear positons sensors, which already carry the ATEX and IECEx approvals used by other countries, are now ATEX, IECEx, NEC and CEC hazardous area certified for use in Class I, II, III - Divisions 1, 2 - Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G as well as Zone 0/1, 21 and 22.



Available in standard and SIL2 versions (Safety Integrity Level standard IEC 61508), the T-Series addresses the growing demand for hazardous area and functional safety solutions typically sought after by engineers in the power generation, oil processing, and chemical processing industries.



“These approvals provide engineers in North America access to cost effective, high performance NEC and CEC certified linear position sensing products,” explained Robert Luong, MTS Sensors’ Global Market Segment Leader for Industrial Sensors.



MTS Sensor’s proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology provides an extremely accurate non-contact method for measuring position which is highly suited for use in the most demanding applications. Sensors based on this technology are highly resilient to vibrations, shock and extreme pressures. Since these sensors are not reliant on moving parts, they have prolonged operational lifespans, with no maintenance or recalibration required.



About MTS Sensors

MTS Sensors is a global leader in sensing technologies and solutions that enable feedback control for automation and safety applications. MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation, serves its global customers with a focus on regional support to provide innovative and reliable sensing solutions. Through its research, development and production of sensing technologies, MTS creates solutions that serve industrial manufacturing, off-highway equipment, liquid level measurement and many other markets. With a diverse and constantly expanding product portfolio, the company is continually working with customers to improve performance and reduce downtime in their operations.



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