Festo's proximity sensors are sensors specially adapted and optimised for use with Festo drives. They detect the magnetic field of permanent magnets built into the piston of the cylinder, thus indirectly indicating the position of the piston rod.
The available range covers freely configurable proximity sensors, modules, and solutions for special applications such as explosion protection, acids, food, cooling lubricants, weld field, etc.
Contactless position transmitters continuously record the movement of the piston in the position measuring range and output that information as a standardised analog current or voltage signal. They are the ideal solution for all applications involving object detection and process monitoring such as thickness measurement, wear, Good/Bad testing etc.
Diagnosis and condition monitoring processes can be simplified by monitoring flow rates. An altered flow rate is often an indicator of impending problems. In addition, the quality of finished products can also be monitored.
Thanks to their optical functions, the sensors cover a wide range of different functions, from colour recognition and detection of very small parts to laser distance sensors. All fully coordinated with the products and services from Festo.
The SVE4 signal converter converts the analog output signal of a sensor into switching points, which can be directly taught on the signal converter. Perfect everywhere where the accessibility of sensors is limited.
Pneumatic sensors are contactless signal generators. They are especially suitable for endposition sensing and position control where high precision is required. Small dimensions allow them to be used in hard-to-access positions, at a wide range of ambient temperatures and in situations of heavy dirt accumulation.