Sensors for C-slot cylinders

Very short cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for grippers

Your Benefits

  • Extremely small housing saves installation space, thereby increasing efficiency of the system
  • Shorter switching point optimized for gripper applications increases process efficiency due to higher PSDI times
  • Suitable for a wide range of applications: It fits into all standard C-slots, regardless of the cylinder profile or make.
  • Reduced storage costs, flexible machine design and easier service
  • Inserting the sensor into the slot is quick and easy
  • The rugged mounting holds the sensor in the required position, even when exposed to shock and vibration, and increases the reliability
  • Flexible sensor settings and visualization thanks to IO-Link


Very short cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for grippers

The MZCG VIA cylinder sensor detects the piston position in pneumatic grippers and pneumatic miniature cylinders. Thanks to its very small design, the MZCG VIA is particularly well-suited for the C-slots of very small pneumatic actuators such as are used in handling and assembly, robotics or the electronics industry. The sensor is simply inserted in the C-slot and can be quickly and safely fastened to the cylinder. The MZCG VIA fits in a wide range of C-slots of various manufacturers due to its universal housing design. This reduces storage costs, enables flexible machine design and easier service.

At a glance
  • Extremely short housing (12.2 mm) for applications in pneumatic grippers and miniature cylinders
  • Fits in all commonly-used C-slots, e.g. from Schunk, Zimmer, Festo or SMC
  • Short, precise switching point, ideal for applications with small stroke
  • Cable suitable for drag chain
  • IP68 enclosure rating
  • Yellow LED as optical adjustment indicator and output state display
  • Green LED acts as a status indicator
  • 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

    SMC rail CDQ2

    SMC rail ECDQ2

    Housing length12.2 mm
    Supply voltage10 V DC ... 30 V DC
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