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MTS has announced that the Temposonics connector system is now available universally for the entire M-series sensors product range for reliable position measurement in mobile off-road machines.

The sensors can be embedded completely into a hydraulic cylinder.

Click-on mounting without the need for tools is said to save mounting time and increases the safety of the sensor installation.

The sensor is installed in the hydraulic cylinder and connected electrically within seconds.

This eliminates time-consuming connection of the cable conductors, as well as polarity errors or ‘dry’ solder joints.

Developed primarily for the MH sensor model – the standard sensor for mobile hydraulics – MTS said the connector system proved popular with hydraulic cylinder and mobile machine manufacturers.

After further development and optimisation, the unit can be used to facilitate mounting and ensure safe connection of the compact Temposonics MS sensors and the redundant Temposonics MT sensors to the machine electronics.

The connector system is in compliance with exacting protection requirements according to DIN EN 60529.

With protection type IP69K, the robust metal housing is dustproof and penetration of water inside the cylinder is prevented.

It is able to withstand extremely hard cleaning conditions using high-pressure equipment.

The connector system is prefabricated and delivered in conjunction with the M-series position sensors – in other words, its contact carrier is already connected to the sensor conductors.

When mounting, the contact carrier is taken out of the cylinder through a bore hole, and the flanged housing can be clicked in position easily from outside.

During installation of the cylinder unit into the mobile machine, the M-series sensors can be connected at different angles using a universal M12x1 connector.

The minimised installation height of the connector system ensures successful cylinder mounting even under limited space conditions, MTS added.

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