Festo launches new position transmitter

Festo launched a new range of pneumatic cylinder position transmitters, the programmable SDAT-MHS. Economic and easy to set up, the pneumatic-cylinder-mounted sensors give accurate position feedback over stroke lengths up to 160 mm, enabling engineers and machine builders to gain position feedback and conduct simple object measurement or identification.

Five transmitters are available with 50 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm, 125 mm and 160 mm sensing ranges. They offer excellent repeatability, measuring absolute values such as lengths, thicknesses and heights, and are ideal for process monitoring and object detection, for example for monitoring components and displacements in applications such as assembly, riveting, ultrasonic welding, pressing or adhesive bonding.
SDAT-MHS can be set up with analogue current output 4–20mA, a switching output and an IO-Link combined in a single device. A simple interface allows up to four channels to be programmed in IO-Link mode. SDAT-MHS is IP65-rated, and provides excellent protection against the ingress of dust and water in more demanding application areas. The transmitters also feature three LEDs that help with set up and alert the user if they are within or outside the measuring range. The transmitters can be fitted easily to any cylinder with a T-slot and are available with up to 20 m of cable.
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