In most automation systems, cylinder sensors are indispensable to control production. Precise position detection on cylinders by means of compact sensors is very important to ensure smooth production in industrial fields, including:
Their high switching frequencies, mechanical robustness, and easy handling also qualify them for other applications in the field of automation.
Position detection by means of cylinder sensors
The cylinder sensors rest in the T-slot of a cylinder and are mechanically fixed to detect the end positions of the piston in the cylinder. Every time it is in the detection range of the sensor, a signal for further processing is sent to the controller.
Our range includes sensors from ifm which use a GMR cell which provides max. 10,000 signals per second. They feature short-circuit and overload protection as standard, and are available with or without M8 connector on the PUR cable. The ifm MK5101 - MKT3028BBPKG/G/0,3M makes for an exemplary cylinder sensor, with a standardized snap-fit M8 cable for easy installation and a hardy IP65/IP67 protection rating. Besides cylinder sensors, there are many other position sensors for different applications in the range of Automation24, complemented by the matching accessories to mount the sensors.
At Automation24, we offer a large selection of cylinder sensors at very favorable prices. Select the sensor suitable for your application today!