The R-series SSI encoder position sensor features faster data processing and more-accurate sensing for servo-control applications in the automation industry. The design is based on the company’s Temposonics magnetostrictive sensing technology and provides the same absolute serial-encoder interface that is widely used in CNC components and motion controls in factory automation applications. The MTS R-series SSI sensor is suited for use in machine tool and metals production, including rolling mills, die casting, punching, and stamping. It is also useful for plastics injection and blow molding as well as motion simulation and entertainment platforms, particularly those that utilize electromechanical actuation. The SSI output of the sensor product has an optional data update rate of 250 microseconds synchronized with an external control clock, regardless of stroke, with as few as 16 microseconds between measurement data clock cycles.