The new MTS USB-Programmer enables quick configuration and easy testing of embedded Temposonics position sensors via PC. Remote configuration and diagnosis of sensors that are not easily accessible directly is now possible. Quick configuration reduces downtime and start-up is accelerated considerably.
After delivery, Temposonics position sensors are factory-set according to order specification. With the USB-Programmer, subsequent changes of parameters such as resolution, output action or measuring range can be achieved easily and conveniently. For this purpose, the programmer must be connected to the sensor and to a Windows PC using a USB cable. Once installed, the free software delivered with the programmer displays all measuring signals (position, velocity and position difference measurement) graphically on the PC monitor. Moreover, it provides information on the connected sensor and diagnosis data. For example, in the software, the start and end values of the measuring range can be redefined. Other tasks include assignment of the displacement and velocity modes to the magnets, checking of the temperature inside the sensor head and activation or deactivation of the internal linearisation. Apart from the configuration and test functionality, the USB-Programmer also provides updating of the sensor software.
The USB-Programmer can be used to configure all R- and G-Series position sensors with either analogue or SSI interface. SSI sensors can be modified from the synchronous to the newly developed asynchronous measuring mode. In this operating mode, scanning cycles up to 10kHz for dynamic closed-loop control are realised.