News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October17, 2006

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Kristi Peterson, Marketing Communications
952-937-4904

MTS Expands MTS Insight Electromechanical Test Solution Offering

Addition of new higher force and unique application models enhances overall utility of affordable, easy-to-use line of static test systems

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota — October 17, 2006 — MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced several additions to its MTS Insight™ line of electromechanical testing solutions, enhancing the overall utility of the offering and providing customers with accurate and reliable solutions to virtually any static testing challenge they encounter. The recently introduced additions include:

High-Force, twin-column floor-standing models for 100, 150, 200 and 300 kN applications;

Extended Length models, available in 1, 2, 5, 10 and 30kN force capacities, for high elongation test applications;

High Speed models, available on 2 kN Extended Length, twin column frames for testing of high strain specimens with increased productivity;

Wide Configuration 50 kN models for testing multiple specimens, larger samples that require a wider envelope, or accommodating an integrated environmental chamber.

“The MTS Insight family is designed to provide test laboratories with capabilities to meet a full spectrum of static testing needs, easily and affordably,” said Phil Leise, MTS Insight product manager. “The addition of the new higher force and unique application models fully rounds out the MTS Insight line and establishes MTS as a true, single-source supplier of static testing solutions for a very wide range of applications and industries.”

The MTS Insight solution integrates a leading edge electromechanical load frame technology with best-in-class TestWorks® software to perform static tests on a wide array of materials, such as plastics, metals, adhesives, ceramics, composites and elastomers, as well as subcomponents and finished products. TestWorks provides test engineers with the flexibility to create, customize and share test methods to meet both industry standards and unique testing requirements. Alternatively, test engineers can save development time and effort by turning to MTS for custom designed or pre-packaged methods.

Test results generated by MTS Insight systems are used in research and product or process development, and to help guarantee quality in production processes. Test applications for the MTS Insight solution exist in many industries, and include medical device, consumer product, automotive, aerospace and general material testing.

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 ending October 1, 2005. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com.