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September 18, 2007

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MTS Introduces New Accessories Family for Basic Material and Component Testing

Affordable MTS Fundamental™ Accessories broaden utility of MTS Insight™ Electromechanical Test Systems


Eden Prairie, Minn. – September 18, 2007
– MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced the introduction of MTS Fundamental Accessories, a family of durable and affordable grips and fixtures designed to meet a full spectrum of basic monotonic testing of materials and small components. Ideal for testing plastics, textiles, rubber, wire and rope specimens, the MTS Fundamental family complements MTS’ high-performance Advantage® and application-specific Bionix® accessories lines, extending the range of MTS Insight Test Systems to fully encompass basic quality control, complex biomedical simulations and demanding research and development applications.

“For many materials tests, the accuracy and repeatability of results depend - to a large degree - on the quality of the fixture/specimen interface,” said Timo Impola, MTS technical support. “The introduction of MTS Fundamental grips and fixtures provides labs a wider choice of accessories to more effectively engage a greater variety of test specimens and better meet the demands of specific test applications.”

MTS Fundamental Accessories are engineered to deliver accurate and efficient monotonic testing. A universal adapter design facilitates easy installation onto both MTS electromechanical and servohydraulic load frames systems, as well as other electromechanical test systems. Optional threaded frame adapters further enhance installation versatility. Anti-rotation features and integrated alignment pins enhance test accuracy and repeatability.

“The MTS Insight family is designed to provide manufacturers and researchers with capabilities to meet a full spectrum of monotonic testing needs, easily and affordably,” said Vogel Grote, MTS Insight product manager. “The addition of MTS Fundamental Accessories fully rounds out the MTS Insight line and establishes MTS as a true, single-source supplier of monotonic testing solutions for a very wide range of applications and industries.”

About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The Company’s testing hardware, software, and service 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 enhance control to improve the productivity and safety of fixed and mobile industrial equipment. MTS had 1,510 employees and revenue of $397 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com