Position sensors

Position sensors for C-slot

Your Benefits

  • Rapid mounting and exchange of sensors with drop-in
  • Straightforward installation as no additional mechanical components or position elements are required
  • 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
  • Excellent reliability thanks to the rugged sensor design and non-contact measurement principle
  • Advanced diagnostic options thanks to data transmission via IO-Link


Position sensors for C-slot

MPS-C position sensors continuously detect the piston position of pneumatic actuators using a direct, non-contact method. They can be mounted in C-slots without the need for additional accessories. The sensor settings can be adjusted during installation and during operation later on, using a teach field or 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 direct mounting in C-slots on pneumatic cylinders and grippers
  • Sensor variants with measuring ranges of 25 mm to 200 mm
  • Analog outputs (for current or voltage), switching output, and IO-Link
  • Mounting on other cylinder types (e.g., round body cylinders) is possible with adapters


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Output functionAnalog, IO-Link, Switching output
    Cylinder types with adapter

    Round body cylinder

    Profile cylinders and tie-rod cylinders

    SMC rail CDQ2

    SMC rail ECDQ2

    Measuring range25 mm ... 200 mm
    Housing length41 mm ... 215 mm
    Supply voltage12 V DC ... 30 V DC
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