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Cylinder sensors keep both end positions in view

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THIS IO-Link sensor from igus has two configurable hardware outputs that will upgrade a machine in no time. The outputs can be configured to a user’s application requirements. A high-resolution process value with a detection range of 50 mm enables continuous monitoring as well as digital transmission via IO-Link. Thanks to the teach function and the Bluetooth adapter, the installed sensor can be easily adjusted from outside the machine.

Integrated diagnostic functions

Combined functions, such as the stroke counter (switching cycle counter), time monitoring between both end positions or device temperature provide servicing assistance and enable maintenance to be carried out as required.

One sensor instead of two: On short-stroke cylinders, one IO-Link cylinder sensor (upper groove) is now sufficient to detect both end positions instead of two conventional sensors (lower groove) as was previously the case.

Cylinder sensors are used for position detection of pistons in pneumatic cylinders. They are directly mounted onto the cylinder. The ring magnet attached to the piston is sensed through the housing wall of non-magnetisable material (e.g. aluminium, brass or stainless steel). They can be fixed to almost any T-slot, C-slot, clean-line, tie rod, integrated profile or trapezoidal slot cylinder.

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