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)
Sensor solutions for pneumatic and hydraulic systems
Fluid power sensors from SICK perform measurement tasks in pneumatic and hydraulic systems – intelligently, flexibly and reliably.