MTS Sensors unveils the new T-Series of magnetostrictive linear position sensors. These high resolution devices, which are based on the company’s proprietary Temposonics® technology, are optimized for use in hazardous working environments, where they might be exposed to flames, caustic substances and potentially explosive atmospheres (such as chemical plants, offshore oil/gas rigs, etc.). They are the first linear positioning sensors in the industry to meet safety integrity level (SIL) 2 standards. In addition, they are fully compliant with ATEX and IECEx Zone 0/1, Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 and Zone 22 safety certifications covering the protection types “flameproof” and “increased safety”. T-Series devices are supplied in an all stainless steel design. Alternatively a highly corro-sion-resistant stainless steel version is available. These devices can withstand shocks of up to 100g, vibrational force of up to 15g (for frequencies from 20 Hz to 2000Hz). When operating at 60°C, their mean time to failure (MTTF) figure is 100 years and have an extensive operational temperature range covering -40°C to +85°C (+185 °F) in certain models and can cope with pressures of 350 bar (5000 psi) static. Protection from liquid ingress is assured thanks to these devices’ IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69K and NEMA 4X compliance. They also offer a high degree of immunity to electro-magnetic radiation, in accordance with IEC/EN 61326-2-3 (Class B).