Sensors for C-slot cylinders

Cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for C-slot

Your Benefits

  • A sensor for a wide range of applications: The sensor design fits into all standard C-slots used around the world, regardless of the cylinder profile or make
  • Easy installation and mounting position monitoring thanks to yellow LED
  • Additional powerful green LED acts as a status indicator
  • Quick and easy mounting using an Allen key or flat-head screwdriver
  • Low maintenance costs as the sensor is resistant to shock and vibration, meaning it does not slide about in the slot
  • 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.
  • Very rugged housing with enclosure rating IP 67, IP 68, or IP 69K extends the service life of the sensor
  • Flexible sensor settings and visualization thanks to IO-Link


Cylinder sensors with optical adjustment indicator for C-slot

The MZC1 VIA cylinder sensor from SICK is the flexible solution for detecting the piston position in pneumatic actuators. The MZC1 VIA can be mounted directly into all cylinders with standard C-slots. SICK also has an extensive range of adapters which enable the MZC1 VIA to be used with other cylinder types. The MZC1 VIA is characterized by its simple mounting principle: Insert the sensor into the slot and rotate the fixing screw a quarter turn to fix it securely to the cylinder. 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 MZC1 VIA is in operation.

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
  • 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
  • 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

    SMC rail CDQ2

    SMC rail ECDQ2

    Round body cylinder

    Profile cylinders and tie-rod cylinders

    Housing length23.7 mm
    Supply voltage10 V DC ... 30 V DC
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product