Pneumatics & Hydraulics


Versatile cylinder monitoring

March 2024 Pneumatics & Hydraulics


This IO-Link cylinder sensor from ifm, with two configurable hardware outputs, will upgrade your machine in no time. The outputs can be configured to your application requirements. A high-resolution process value with a detection range of 50 mm enables continuous monitoring and digital transmission via IO-Link. Thanks to the teach function and the Bluetooth adaptor, the installed sensor can be easily adjusted from outside the machine.

Integrated diagnostic functions

Combined functions, such as the stroke counter (switching cycle counter), time monitoring between both end positions, or device temperature, provide servicing assistance and enable maintenance to be carried out as required.


In general

Cylinder sensors are used for position detection of pistons in pneumatic cylinders. They are directly mounted onto the cylinder. The ring magnet attached to the piston is sensed through the housing wall of non-magnetisable material (e.g., aluminium, brass or stainless steel). They can be fixed to almost any T-slot, C-slot, clean-line, tie rod, integrated profile or trapezoidal slot cylinder.


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