Simple and dependable monitoring of piston positions within pneumatic cylinders is the main idea behind a new range of solid-state proximity switches from IFM Electronic. The switches come in 20 different versions and respond only to magnetic targets. They have been developed with solid- state technology which uses neither reed switches nor Hall-effect devices.
The result is virtually unlimited life, immunity to the effects of vibration and absence of contact bounce with a high operating speed (typically 0.2 milliseconds) which guarantees the precise sensing of piston positions in fast-acting pneumatic cylinders.
Switches intended for cylinder applications are supplied in versions to suit clean-line, tie-rod and integrated-profile cylinders, along with types for short-stroke cylinders with trapezoidal slots and profile cylinders with T-section mounting slots.
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