T-series linear position sensors: now with CANbus output and EX-certificates

MTS Temposonics® T-Series

Based on the growing demand for sensor solutions that meet requirements for explosion protection and functional safety (typically sought after by engineers in the power generation, oil processing and chemical processing industries), the magnetostrictive linear position sensors of the Temposonics® T-Series  have been developed for use in hazardous working environments, such as those that expose the sensor to flames or corrosive substances.


MTS sensors recently announced that they have extended the output range of the Temposonics® T-Series by adding CANbus output.  The extensions are also conforming to the NEC standards 500, 505 and 506, as well as CEC, ATEX, and IECEx. Further new and important features for the T-Series are the Ex-certifications for safety-relevant areas in the Russian and Japanese markets. 

The CANbus output allows for greater functionality including the ability to transmit digital information precisely up to 2 μm.  This means that status information can be observed during operation and, in case of a failure, comprehensive diagnosis capability is available.

The position sensors with CANbus output also carry ATEX and IECEx certifications and are NEC and CEC certified. Therefore these can be applied in the safety-relevant areas of Classes I, II, III - Divisions 1, 2 - Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, as well as in the Zones 0/1, 21 and 22.

Contact IES for further details, and to find the right option for your application.

The patented Temposonics® technology developed by MTS provides an extremely accurate non-contact method for measuring position which is suited to use in the most demanding of modern industrial applications.

Based on this technology, Temposonics® sensors are highly resilient to

  • vibrations
  • shock
  • extreme pressure

Since these sensors are not reliant on moving parts, they have prolonged operational lifespans, with little or no maintenance required. Furthermore, they can be mounted within even the most space constrained surroundings.

Learn more about the proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology that the
absolute, linear position sensors provided by MTS Sensors rely on in the video below.

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