News Release

    May 31, 2006


    Eden Prairie, Minn., May 31, 2006 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced its first sale of a newly designed, large capacity, heavy truck road simulator. Designed specifically to handle the large forces involved in truck development, the new simulator will shorten development time associated with truck component durability. The initial multi-million euro contract is from a European-based heavy vehicle component manufacturer.

    “MTS was first to develop road simulators for passenger cars; the first to extend these capabilities to light trucks, and the first to enhance the simulation to six degrees of freedom. Now we continue this 40-year tradition of innovation by delivering laboratory based simulation for heavy trucks,” said Sidney W. Emery, Jr., MTS chairman and CEO. “Developed with extensive input from our customers, this new system will provide critical information for both design validation and durability testing. We are pleased at this selection as it validates our efforts to optimize the new design for improved accuracy and repeatability as well as for ease of use in the test laboratory.”

    The MTS system provides advanced fatigue simulation testing capabilities by controlling motion and forces with up to six degrees of freedom — vertical, lateral and longitudinal translation; brake rotation; camber and steer moment — at the vehicle spindles for the highest simulation accuracy possible.

    About MTS Systems Corporation
    MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial 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 1,549 employees and revenue of $374 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2005. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at