Test Kit For Sensor Verification
MTS Systems Corp.’s sensors division has developed a portable test kit for the CAN protocol versions of its off-highway M-series linear position sensors to assist cylinder manufacturers and equipment OEMs in the off-highway market to verify functionality of the sensors after they are installed. During installation into hydraulic cylinders these sensors may be exposed to potentially damaging conditions so it is important to be able to test them before shipping the cylinder assembly to the OEM equipment manufacturer. The test kit will allow cylinder manufacturers to verify the functionality of the sensors once they are installed in cylinders, prior to the cylinders being shipped to the cylinder manufacturer’s customers. For OEMs, it will help determine if a faulty read on a controller is caused by a malfunctioning sensor or by other factors such as the controller’s software.