MTS Sensors Enhance the Safety and Performance of Truck-Mounted Loader Cranes

MTS Sensors Enhance the Safety and Performance of Truck-Mounted Loader Cranes

PR Newswire

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 02, 2013

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., April 02, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation
(NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and
position sensors, today announced that Cargotec Hiab has integrated MTS
Temposonics® position sensors into the design of its mobile machinery,
specifically the safety-related functionality of select truck-mounted loader
cranes. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Cargotec Hiab is the world's leading
manufacturer of on-road load handling machinery.


Installed in the hydraulic cylinder of Cargotec Hiab loader cranes, the
sensors closely monitor the position of each of the crane's stabilizer legs,
helping to avoid collapses by calculating stability limits in real time and
sending information to a system that alerts the operator when those limits are
being approached.

"Functional safety is a central concept for all industrial sectors, and active
systems are fundamental to enabling the complex technology required for the
safety-related systems of industrial machinery," said Dr. William Bachrach,
Senior Vice President of MTS Sensors. "With the integration of our sensors,
the loader crane control system is able to actively track equipment stability
at all times, greatly reducing the risk of physical injury, equipment wear and
property damage."

Cargotec Hiab truck-mounted loader cranes with MTS sensors meet the functional
safety requirements of IEC 61508, which is an international standard with
rules for ensuring the overall safety of equipment under control.

"As more businesses enter the global marketplace, manufacturers face intense
pressure to add new features and functionality that differentiate their
products," said MTS President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves. "Our partnership
with Cargotec Hiab is one of the many applications for MTS position sensors in
this regard. These industry-leading sensors are proving instrumental in
helping equipment manufacturers cost-effectively incorporate new innovations
into their designs that enhance their products' performance and protect their
market share."

About MTS Systems Corporation

MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance test
systems and position sensors. The Company's testing hardware and software
solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and
manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior
of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors
provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS
had 2,147 employees and revenue of $542 million for the fiscal year ended
September 29, 2012. Additional information on MTS can be found on the
worldwide web at

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SOURCE MTS Systems Corporation

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