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TEMPOSONICS S series ServoSensor, available from Thermo Fisher Scientific is a complete servo controller installed and interfaced inside a standard MTS Temposonics sensor envelope.

This eliminates the need for costly servoamplifiers and complex programmable logic controller (PLC) set ups for set-point control.

The Temposonics S Series ServoSensor uses smaller, more powerful microprocessors and advances in surface-mount technology to eliminate the need for an external controller.

The design saves control cabinet panel space and mounting hardware, and operates both sensor and servovalve drive signal with a single 24V dc power supply.

The improvements allow Temposonics S Series ServoSensor to close the position loop in 1 millisecond at resolutions of 0.001”. As a result, ServoSensors are well suited for many applications that require high accuracy and fast response.

The Temposonics S Series ServoSensor handles position and error information efficiently by integrating MTS Temposonics sensing algorithms directly into the sensor. This makes for noise free position and speed signals, critical for high performance servoloops.

The ServoSensor typically mounts inside an actuator with a short drive cable running form the sensor to servovalve. This eliminates the need for additional driver interfaces and associated cabling.

ServoSensors store closed-loop gains and operational parameters. These can be programmed with PLC's or PC's via RS485 communication and easy to use Windows based graphical user interface set up software.

The user defines servo-loop dynamics, including gains and zero adjustments, as well as operating parameters such as velocity, acceleration, dwell time, travel limits, sensor resolution and emergency stops.

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