Sensors for T-slot cylinders

Cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for T-slot

Your Benefits

  • Easy installation and mounting position monitoring thanks to yellow LED
  • Additional powerful green LED acts as a status indicator
  • Very rugged housing with enclosure rating IP 67, IP 68, or IP 69K extends the service life of the sensor
  • Increases machine output though precise switching at the first attempt
  • Quick and easy mounting using an Allen key or flat-head screwdriver
  • Saves time on initial installation and when replacing devices as the sensor can be easily inserted into the slot from above. The end caps of the cylinder do not have to be removed.
  • Low maintenance costs as the sensor is resistant to shock and vibration, meaning it does not slide about in the slot
  • Flexible sensor settings and visualization thanks to IO-Link


Cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for T-slot

The MZT8 VIA cylinder sensor from SICK is the flexible solution for detecting the piston position in pneumatic actuators. The sensor can be inserted into cylinders very easily and, with the screw-and-washer assembly, tightened with just a quarter turn of a slotted screwdriver or hex key. It is not only the perfect fit in the slot that makes the MZT8 VIA ideal for use in pneumatic cylinders with T-slots. Patented GMR technology and the SICK ASIC ensure that the sensor only needs one attempt to deliver precise switching. Multiple switching operations are suppressed, which results in increased machine performance. The MZT8 VIA is available in a range of variants up to an enclosure rating of IP 69K. This ensures the sensor has a long service life and reduces maintenance costs. The yellow LED serves as an optical adjustment indicator and makes it easier to install the sensor and monitor its mounting position. The additional green LED indicates whether the MZT8 VIA is in operation.

At a glance
  • Can be used in all standard cylinders, linear slides, and grippers using the T-slot and – with the help of adapters – in round rod, tie-rod, and profile cylinders, and cylinders with a dovetail groove

  • Insertion of the sensor into the slot from above makes mounting quick and easy

  • Combined fixing screw (hexagon socket screw and slotted screw)

  • Yellow LED as optical adjustment indicator and output state display

  • Green LED acts as a status indicator

  • Very short sensor housing for use in short stroke cylinders

  • Enclosure ratings: IP 67, IP 68, IP 69K

  • IO-Link and automation functions


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Output functionNO
    Special features

    Visual installation aid/LED indicator (yellow)

    Power LED (green)

    Interior housing temperature (via IO-Link)

    Counter function (via IO-Link)

    Cylinder types with adapter

    Profile cylinder

    Tie rod cylinder

    Round body cylinder

    Dovetail groove cylinder

    SMC rail CDQ2

    SMC rail ECDQ2

    Housing length24 mm
    Supply voltage10 V DC ... 30 V DC
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product