News Release

October 24, 2007

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MTS Introduces Versatile New FlexTest® Controller Family

Latest generation of modular digital controllers provides higher capacities and greater scalability

Eden Prairie, Minn. – October 24, 2007
– MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced the availability of a new FlexTest Controller family that allows test labs the utmost versatility in control system reconfiguration and expansion. The FlexTest 40, FlexTest 60, FlexTest 100, and FlexTest 200 controllers – controllers of varying sizes and capacities – all share a common set of hardware boards and user interface tools to drive standardization of lab hardware and increase test productivity.

“The new MTS FlexTest controllers will create economic and workflow efficiencies,.“ said Bill Kegley, product group manager, MTS. “Lab managers will be able to share hardware between control systems and labs, minimizing the total number of controllers necessary to run their testing operations. Additionally, they will save time and money on training and test setup costs because test operators will be able to apply knowledge from one system to another. Finally, they will be able to grow lab capacity and productivity by easily adding more controllers or hardware components.”

The new modular hardware platform is the result of more than forty years of controller development experience at MTS, and is an extension of the technology leadership and innovation that have created superior control solutions for decades. The new controllers provide higher channel densities and capacities, greater configurability, more setup options and additional features such as support for Transducer Electronic Data Sheets (TEDS). Also, an optional handset that allows for easy specimen installation and test initiation is available for each of these controller models. This controller architecture has been developed to satisfy test lab’s increasing needs for operational efficiency, technology adoption, and long-term reduction in total cost of ownership.

“Now labs can match their channel requirements with the most cost-effective solution,” said Phil Bohrer, product manager, MTS. “Since the same valve drivers, conditioners and other hardware resources can be used in any of these controllers, labs can easily reallocate hardware or reconfigure a controller for new tests. This flexibility maximizes the productivity of available resources and accommodates future growth.”

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