MTS Integrates Connector System with Smallest Mobile Hydraulic Sensor

Connector system eliminates mis-wiring in cylinder/sensor assembly...

CARY, NC - (October 21, 2008) - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has
integrated its successful M12 integrated connector system with its smallest mobile
hydraulic sensor. The M12 integrated connector system can be flush-mounted on the side
of cylinders containing the Temposonics® Model MS linear-position sensor.
"The combination of these two products provides our customers with a sensor that
is smaller and more compact as well as easier to install," said Brian Cox, technical
marketing manager for MTS Sensors. "No more pins to crimp on ends of wires, no more
loose connector pins, no more wires to solder, and no chance of mis-wiring the connector
for the cylinder manufacturers."

This connector design, based on an industry standard M12 interface, allows for a
small contact carrier insert to be pre-assembled to the Temposonics® M-Series sensor at
the factory. The insert has all of the pins pre-inserted and maintains their proper
orientation. The insert is small enough to fit through the cylinder and can be joined with
the outer metal housing after it has been pulled through the sensor wire opening on the
cylinder. Once the contact carrier insert is fed through the cylinder it is snapped into
place in the outer housing and then the entire assembly is mounted to the exterior of the
cylinder with four hex screws.

The MS sensor is an absolute, non-contact linear-position sensor in a compact
28mm design. With 100g shock and 15g vibration rating, the MS sensor was designed
for harsh environments, especially those typically encountered in construction,
agriculture, and other off-highway machinery. Along with high shock and vibration
ratings, the sensor has 100V/m EMI protection. The MS sensor provides a measuring
range of 50 - 2000mm (2 - 78in).

For more information on the MTS Sensors Group and mobile hydraulic position
sensing, please contact: Brian Cox, MTS Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Drive, Cary,
NC 27513; call (919) 677-0100; email; or visit

MTS Systems Corporation is the world leader in magnetostrictive linear-position
and liquid-level sensor 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 has an
ISO 9001 facility manufacturing rugged and reliable liquid-level and linear-position
sensors based on patented MTS Temposonics® technology. With a strong commitment to
research and development, product quality and customer service, the Sensors Division is
constantly seeking ways to bring the highest value to customers.

For More Information Contact:
Brian Cox
Technical Marketing Manager
Mobile Hydraulics

Patricia Staino
BtB Marketing

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