KLS Controls and TR Electronic Monthly Newsletter
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Laser Distance Measurement Systems

Laser distance measurement provides an economical solution to challenging, longer-distance applications where traditional technology cannot deliver. Not all distance products are the same KLS Controls and TR Electronic would be pleased to assist you in your product selection.

Long Range Laser Distance – 1ms Response!

The LE200 is an absolute laser distance measurement system with high reproducibility of up to 240 meters. It is linearized over the entire range and is available with a water cooling and heating option for extreme environments. Ideal for Material Handling, Automated Warehousing, Stackers, Cranes, AGV’s, Conveyors, Transfer Machines and Overhead and Gantry systems. The LE200 is available with EtherNet/IP, Profibus, CAN-Open, SSI and more!
Visit LE200 Product Page

Laser Distance With or Without a Reflector and Ultra-Long Distance

The LLB is a powerful laser-based position measurement system with a range of 65m without reflector and up to 500m with reflector. It is available interfaces include Analog and Profibus.  
Visit LLB65 Product Page
Visit LLB500 Product Page

Powerful and Feature-Rich Mid-Range Laser Distance Applications

The LHT 9 sensor provides a new option for mid-range distance measurement applications requiring discrete or analog outputs. With exceptional color and surface independence, the LHT Laser distance sensor operates at distances up to 10m.
Visit LHT 9 Sensor Product Page

Read LHT 9 Sensor Press Release

KLS Controls offers 30 day samples of sensors for our customers to prove out applications.  

We can also customize a webinar for any product to train, educate or keep you up to date with the latest sensor technology or unique application.

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter! If we can be of further help, please don’t hesitate to call.

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Date: March 31st, 2011
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New Incremental Serial Interface (ISI) Linear Transducers
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Incremental Output Encoders with Absolute Positioning.

TR Electronic is proud to manufacture the largest selection of rotary and linear encoders in our market. Our customers benefit from the latest design and support options available in the industry. For applications which only require simple pulse count positioning, an Incremental is the encoder for you.

We are here for Manufacturing!

ISI Interface Provides a Familiar Incremental Output with Absolute Positioning!

 What is ISI?

ISI is an interface available on TR encoder products that provides ABSOLUTE positioning using a standard incremental interface. This interface sends positioning changes to your controller as pulses, using a standard incremental channel (A and B plus complements). The absolute position of your system is maintained within the encoder and can be extracted by triggering the Load In/Load Out functions. No batteries required!How ISI Works:

With ISI, changes in the encoder position are transferred by two incremental tracks. The 90° phase displacement between the two incremental signals indicates the direction of travel. This is typical of any incremental encoder with Quadrature output. What makes ISI different, and VERY valuable, is it also includes a Load Input and Load Output. Triggering the input will signal the encoder to stop producing pulses. Your device counter can now be reset to zero and the absolute position of the encoder is communicated through pulses, up to the encoder absolute position. This loads the absolute position into your control system. When the absolute position value is reached, it turns off the Load Output signal and the encoder returns to normal operation. ISI is a great solution for providing absolute position when only an incremental interface is available on the controller or drive.

KLS Controls and TR’s Encoder Experts can assist you with the ISI interface or any of our industry leading communication options. Please call us at 414-333-4070 or

KLS Controls, LLC represents TR Electronic in Wisconsin. Please visit their website to register for upcoming Webinars, product launches and to download the latest literature.


Date: February 9th, 2011
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Linear Transducer Applications
Written By klscontrols

A linear transducer is a sensor or device that provides a signal, digital or analog, to a controller based on a position measurement. There are various technologies which are used for measuring linear position. Here is one of them.

Magnetostriction Measurement: 

Current pulses are sent through a magnetostrictive wire, positioned inside a protective tube, creating a ring shaped magnetic field around the wire. A non-contact permanent magnet serves as a position sensor. The magnetic field of the magnet interfaces with the magnetic field of the magnetostrictive wire. This interference causes a magnetostriction, resulting in a torsion pulse. The torsion pulse leaves the point of interference with constant ultrasonic speed, moving along the waveguide in both directions. The time difference between the transmission of the torsion pulse and its arrival at the sensing element (receiving coil) at the detector head is converted electrically into a distance proportional signal, which is provided either as a digital or analog output signal. These signals are then available for communication to the controller via is the measuring principle based on a travel time delayPoint to Point, Fieldbus and Ethernet interfaces. Magnetostriction linear encoders come in two standard housing (construction) designs; Cylinder Mount (Rod), and Profile Mount.

We have numerous styles to choose from to best suit your application along with many outputs to interface into your controller or PLC.

Call us if you have a linear position application, we have many years of experience with the technology and will help you find the best one suited for your company.


Automatic Size Changing, Servo Hydraulic Feedback, Shut Height Feedback Monitoring, Gantry Applications, Dancer Arm Control, Trim Press Height, Proof of Mold Closure, In Cylinder for Hydraulic or Pneumatics.

Date: January 24th, 2011
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TR Electronic Ships Ethernet IP Laser Distance Sensor
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High precision lasers for distance measurement. LE, LLB and LHT9 series cover wide ranges of distances. Phase shift and time of flight technology up to 200 meters.

Date: January 28th, 2010
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Linear Position Transducers by TR Electronic
Written By klscontrols

We have partnered up with TR Electronic to provide our customers with magnetostrictive linear measurement transducers. The linear devices can be made in a rod style which can be mounted in or out of a cylinder. A profile series utilizes and extruded body housing and mounting feet for its applications. Several output options to chose from: Analog, SSI, Device-Net, Profibus, Ethernet. Connections options available: cable out, packing gland or M16 connection. Direct replacement to competitors units and backwards compatibility offer unique options and solutions. Now offering free magnets with the linear transducers. Data sheets can be downloaded from our website or TR Electronic.

Date: January 13th, 2010
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