The absolute, non-contact Temposonics position sensors are now also available with EtherNet / IP output. MTS extends the range of available interfaces for the High-performance sensors of the R series, The newly developed transducers provide end-to-end plug-and-play interoperability with EtherNet / IP controllers, enabling transparent data flow from the sensor to enterprise software with simplified cabling and lower system costs. Device level ring topology increases resiliency and allows rapid rebuilding of the Ethernet network at any time.
The sensors with EtherNet / IP interface are available in various mechanical designs with measuring lengths of 25 - 20.000 mm. You can record multiple position and velocity values at the same time and ensure optimal control characteristics even in complex drive applications. With a resolution of up to 1 μm, they increase the efficiency of the machine through precisely controlled movements. In many applications, the R series sensors are used in the RH (rod sensor for hydraulic cylinder) or RP (profile sensor for easy mounting to the machine). For cramped installation spaces, further housing types are available, such as the flexible sensor rod or remote electronics.
In factory automation, where component compatibility is paramount, the Temposonics R-Series sensors have a wide range of interfaces, including analog, SSI, DeviceNet, Profibus, CANbus, EtherCAT, Powerlink, and now EtherNet / IP. Intelligent programming capabilities allow the controller to store and recall positions to save valuable time during commissioning and conversion. Sophisticated diagnostic functions make the sensors easy to handle.