Sensors for T-slot cylinders

Cylinder sensors for Ex area for T-slot

Your Benefits

  • Explosion protection at the highest level: NAMUR version for ATEX category 1D, 1G
  • 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


Cylinder sensors for Ex area for T-slot

The MZT8 ATEX cylinder sensor from SICK is the flexible solution for detecting the piston position in pneumatic actuators in explosion-hazardous areas. The NAMUR version meets the most exacting standards and fulfills the requirements of the highest ATEX category 1D, 1G (dust and gas). As such it satisfies the requisite conditions for use in areas in which the atmosphere is explosive permanently, for prolonged periods of time, or frequently. SICK has also versions in ATEX category 3D, 3G for use in areas with a lower risk of explosion. These different explosion-proof variants of the MZT8 ATEX are suitable for use in silo hatches, elevators, mills, or conveyors.

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
  • Drop-in mounting from above simplifies handling and assembly
  • Combined fixing screw (hexagon socket screw and slotted screw)
  • Variants fulfill the requirements of ATEX categories 1D, 1G and 3D, 3G
  • Very short sensor housing for use in short stroke cylinders
  • Enclosure rating: IP 67


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Output functionNO
    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 ... 26 V DC 1)
    • 1) Depend on ambient temperature. For details see operating instructions under „performance data of the sensor“.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product