Festo launches position transmitter for simple stroke measuring and feedback

Written by: Laura Hopperton | Published:

Festo has introduced a pneumatic cylinder position transmitter for simple stroke measuring and feedback up to 160mm.

The programmable SDAT-MHS is designed to enable engineers and machine builders to gain position feedback and conduct simple object measurement or identification.

There are five transmitters available with 50, 80, 100, 125 and 160mm sensing ranges.

Each offers excellent repeatability, measuring absolute values such as lengths, thicknesses and heights. The devices are suitable for process monitoring and object detection, for example for monitoring components and displacements in applications such as assembly, riveting, ultrasonic welding, pressing or adhesive bonding.

The SDAT-MHS can be set up with analogue current output from 4 to 20mA, a switching output and an IO-Link combined in a single device. As a result, users can benefit from maximum flexibility in their choice of signal processing method with just one device.

A simple interface allows up to four channels to be programmed in IO-Link mode. This means that almost all applications can be controlled without having to program the analogue input of the PLC.

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