Position Sensors

Position Sensors

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Control Voltage: 10...27V DC
Electrical Output: N/O Reed Switch
Electrical Connection: 3-wires, Open End
Cable Length: 2.0m

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/C Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Open End
Cable Length: 2.5m

Electrical Output: PNP, N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Plug M8x1

Piston Bore Size: 80...100mm

Control Voltage: 10...27V DC
Electrical Output: PNP Electronic
Electrical Connection: 3-wires, Open End

Piston Bore Size: 125mm

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Open End
Cable Length: 2.5m

Piston Bore Size: 32...63mm

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Open End
Cable Length: 2.5m

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Open End
Cable Length: 7.5m

Control Voltage: 10...27V DC
Electrical Output: PNP Electronic
Electrical Connection: 3-wires, Open End
Cable Length: 2.0m

Control Voltage: 10...110V DC, 10...230V AC (PNP)
Electrical Output: N/O Reed Switch
Electrical Connection: 2-wires with M8 Connector
Cable Length: 2.0m

Electrical Output: PNP, N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Plug M12x1

Control Voltage: 10...110V DC, 10...230V AC (PNP)
Electrical Output: N/O Reed Switch
Electrical Connection: 2-wires, Open End

Electrical Output: NPN, N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Plug M12x1

Control Voltage: 10...27V DC
Electrical Output: N/O Reed Switch
Electrical Connection: 3-wires with M8 Connector
Cable Length: 0.3m

Piston Bore Size: 32mm

Piston Bore Size: 50mm

Design: Round Shape
Cable Outlet: In-line

Control Voltage: 10...27V DC
Electrical Output: Electronic
Electrical Connection: 3-wires with M8 Connector

Design: Square Shape
Cable Outlet: Lateral

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Cable with Plug M8x1, Rotatable Thread
Cable Length: 0.3m

Design: Square Shape
Cable Outlet: In-line

Control Voltage: 12...30V DC, 12...30V AC
Electrical Output: N/O Contact, 3-wire
Electrical Connection: Open End
Cable Length: 5.0m

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Pneumatic cylinders are a low cost, simple and durable choice for many industrial applications. They form a useful part of integrated automated systems, howewver pneumatic cylinders do not provide any feedback on the position of their movement, when this is a requirement design engineers must use a position sensor. The extension or retraction status of the cylinder's piston must be detected, and an electrical signal supplied to the system controller. Pneumatic cylinder manufacturers therefore have developed a number of ways in which the position status may be detected and indicated.

What are Position Sensors?

Position sensors use a variety of techniques to make this determination. One method is to install inductive proximity switches or electromechanical limit switches on the outside of the cylinder. These can detect any targeted metal components on the machine's moving parts, but the installation hardware for this type of detector is expensive and complex. It also increases the physical size of the assembly overall, and is not easy to adjust. In addition, because the hardware is mounted externally it is prone to incidental impact or contact which can cause misalignments or damage. A more common and popular choice is to use magnetically actuated sensors, which detect the motion of an internal magnet set inside the cylinder on the piston. These sensors are attached to the aluminium sides of the cylinder, or alternatively into an extruded slot going into the cylinder. Magnetic-field sensors mostly detect only end-of-stroke position in either direction, but it is possible also to install multiple sensors along the entire length of a cylinder, to allow detection at several separate points.