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Analog Output Augments Magnetic Positioning Sensor

Analog Output Augments Magnetic Positioning Sensor

A 4- to 20-mA analog current and 0- to10-V analog voltage ensure that the MPA magnetic positioning sensor delivers exceptional positioning performance, according to developer SICK Inc. The sensor’s 107- to 1007-mm measuring lengths offer high-resolution and non-contact position measurement, which meet requirements of demanding automation tasks. A lower-cost alternative to potentiometers and other displacement sensors, the MPA suits applications concerning the detection of piston movements in pneumatic cylinders and positioning of pneumatic drives used for feeding, gripping, and measuring. Its IP 67-rated aluminum housing can be mounted on various cylinders, including T-slot, round, and tie rod. A teach pad, a four-color LED display, and several mounting accessories facilitate installation and commissioning.

SICK INC.

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