Sensors for C-slot cylinders

Cylinder sensors with two individually adjustable switching points for C-slot

Your Benefits

  • One sensor, two switching points: Reduces commissioning time and costs
  • Maximum flexibility thanks to a detection zone up to 50 mm
  • Suitable for precise pneumatic applications due to intuitive and precise definition of two switching points
  • Quick and easy installation and sensor replacement thanks to drop-in sensor mounting
  • Flexible sensor settings, monitoring, advanced diagnostics and visualization through IO-Link (depending on type)


Cylinder sensors with two individually adjustable switching points for C-slot

On pneumatic cylinders, grippers, or carriages, the MZ2Q-C cylinder sensors from SICK are able to detect two end positions or intermediate positions with just one sensor. This is achieved by using two individually adjustable switching points in one sensor housing. This is much easier, quicker, and more cost-effective than conventional solutions, since only one slot is used. As a result, mounting and cabling overheads are halved and applications can be solved efficiently.

At a glance
  • Can be used in all standard cylinders, linear slides, and grippers using the C-slot and – with the help of adapters – in round rod, tie-rod, and profile cylinders
  • Drop-in mounting from above simplifies handling and assembly
  • Easy adjustment of two switching points via teach-in pushbutton
  • LEDs for indicating the two switching points
  • Detection range up to 50 mm stroke


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Output functionNO
    IO-Link– / ✔
    Special features

    Special hysteresis

    Software V303

    Housing black

    Special software setting

    Cylinder types with adapter

    SMC rail ECDQ2

    SMC rail CDQ2

    Housing length19.5 mm
    Supply voltage12 V DC ... 30 V DC
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