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Festo releases SDAT-MHS Position Transmitter for Linear Actuators

November 262014
Festo releases SDAT-MHS Position Transmitter for Linear Actuators

November 26, 2014 — Festo releases SDAT-MHS T-slot programmable position transmitter from Festo provides the same functionality as position transducers and mechanical potentiometers. These sensors offer OEMs a flexible solution for sensing the position of pneumatic cylinders. By sensing the magnetic piston, cylinder position can be transmitted to the PLC with repetition accuracy of 0.1mm.

The five sizes of the SDAT-MHS correspond to the most commonly used strokes of Festo pneumatic cylinders. The SDAT-MHS detects complete strokes without projecting beyond the end of the cylinder, including full stroke length and end position sensing. In addition to analog position data, the SDAT-MHS also features a programmable digital switching output that can replace an existing cylinder switch.

Analog current output, digital switching output, and IO-Link are combined within this sensor. Using traditional analog and digital inputs,
the user can see current analog cylinder position as well as one digital switching output that is freely programmable to give normally open or normally closed cylinder switch, window comparator, or hysteresis comparator modes. Users with IO-Link gain three additional switching outputs as well as the opportunity to program the switch through a convenient graphic interface.

Key specifications of the SDAT-MHS include:

  • Sensing ranges   -   50, 80, 100, 125, and 160 mm
  • Repetition accuracy   -  0. 1 mm
  • Linearity error   -    Typically 0.25mm
  • Resolution   -    0.05 mm
  • Analog output  -  0…20mA
  • Mounting   -    Inserted in the T-slot above the cylinder
  • Protection classes  -  IP65, IP68
  • Port   -   30 cm cable with M8, 4 Pin plug

About Festo    

Festo is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation. For more than 40 years, Festo Corporation has continuously elevated the state of manufacturing with innovations and optimized motion control solutions that deliver higher performing, more profitable automated manufacturing and processing equipment.

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