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Technology Principles

Solving Every Industry’s Measurement Needs Solving measurement applications

Advanced Sensing and Physical Measurement Technology

At MTI Instruments, we offer advanced sensing and physical measurement technology in products that range from basic sensors to complete, fully integrated measurement systems. The technologies we bring to bear to solve measurement applications include capacitance, laser and fiber-optic sensors, which can provide resolution up to 0.01 uin. (2.5 Angstroms).

Sensors are available for integration into existing systems or as a complete system level solution

Our technologies are available as sensors for integration into existing data acquisition systems or as complete system level solutions that can be further integrated into a facility wide communication backbone.

Laser Triangulation Sensors

Laser triangulation sensors can be divided into two categories based upon their performance and intended use. High-resolution lasers are typically used in displacement and position monitoring applications where high accuracy, stability and low temperature drift are required. Quite frequently these laser sensors are used in process monitoring and closed-loop feedback control systems. Proximity type laser triangulation sensors are much less expensive and are typically used to detect the presence of a part, or used in counting applications.

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Capacitance Sensors

Capacitive sensors can be divided into two categories based upon their performance and intended use. High-resolution sensors are typically used in displacement and position monitoring applications where high accuracy, stability and low temperature drift are required. Quite frequently these sensors are used in process monitoring and closed-loop feedback control systems. Proximity type capacitive sensors are much less expensive and are typically used to detect the presence of a part or used in counting applications.

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Fiber Optic Sensors

The Fotonic Sensor™ is a non-contact instrument which uses the fiber optics lever principle to perform displacement, vibration and surface-condition measurements. The Fotonic Sensor transmits a beam of light through a flexible fiber-optic probe, receives light reflected from a target surface, and converts this light into an electrical signal proportional to the distance between the probe tip and the target being measured. A simplified example of the fiber optic principal is shown in Figure 2. The output signal voltage from the fiber optic sensor is then used to determine position, displacement, vibration amplitude, frequency and waveshape of a target surface.

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Engine Vibration and Balancing

The PBS line of products continues a 50-year tradition of supplying airlines, airmotives and engine manufacturers with a reliable and easy-to-use engine vibration tool. Our Portable Balancing Systems’ powerful package includes vibration surveys, vibration diagnostics and trim balancing.

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