Position sensors

Position sensors for large pneumatic cylinders and drives

Your Benefits

  • Straightforward installation as no position elements or additional mechanical components are required for coupling with the piston rod
  • Can be integrated into the machine at any time, as the sensor is attached to the cylinder externally
  • Easy adjustment of sensor settings and parameters during operation using a teach pad or IO-Link
  • More flexibility compared to conventional cylinder sensors, as it is possible to define multiple switching points in the smallest of spaces
  • Maximum reliability thanks to the rugged aluminum housing and non-contact measurement principle
  • Advanced diagnostic options thanks to data transmission via IO-Link


Position sensors for large pneumatic cylinders and drives

MPA position sensors continuously detect the piston position of pneumatic actuators using a direct, non-contact method. The sensors in the MPA product family are ideal for large piston diameters and long strokes. The sensor settings can be adjusted during installation and during operation later on, using a teach field or – depending on the variant – using IO-Link. The sensors continuously supply data via analog outputs or IO-Link, enabling flexible machine concepts and making it possible to solve tasks in areas such as quality monitoring and process control in conjunction with pneumatic cylinders and drives. This continuous transfer of position data upgrades the functionality of the pneumatic cylinders by making them more intelligent – and, as a result, more versatile.

At a glance
  • Position sensor for use on pneumatic cylinders
  • Sensor variants with measuring ranges of 107 mm to 1,007 mm
  • Analog outputs (for current or voltage), switching output, and IO-Link
  • Mounting with adapters on a multitude of cylinder types (tie-rod cylinders, round body cylinders, profile cylinders)


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Output functionAnalog / Analog / IO-Link
    Cylinder types with adapter

    Round body cylinder

    Tie rod cylinder

    T-slot cylinders

    Festo cylinders DSBC

    SMC cylinders CP96

    Measuring range107 mm ... 1,007 mm
    Housing length109 mm ... 1,009 mm
    Supply voltage15 V DC ... 30 V DC
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