SMC launches its first smart actuation sensor
D- MP: THE FIRST SENSOR IN SM C’ S PRODUCT PORTFOLIO TO DETECT THE STROKE POSITION OF AIR CYLINDER SAT ALL TIMES-WITH CONTINUOUS FEEDBACK. IT’ S AVAILABLE IN THREE TYPES OF OUTPUTS: ANALOGUE SIGNAL, I O-LINK PROCESS DATA OR FLEXIBLE SWITCHING POINT.
AS THE LATEST addition to its comprehensive range, the D-MP highlights the company’s commitment to seeking new ways to make customer’s lives easier and to optimising operating efficiencies. The D- MP offers the reassurance of consistent and continuous accuracy and control; the analogue output of the actuator position has a voltage output range of 0 to 10 V and a current output of 4 to 20 mA. Here, all three outputs benefit from four measurement modes within a range of 0mm to 200mm.
The functionality of the D- MP means that multiple auto-switches can be replaced by one actuator position sensor, reducing the number of components needed. Being IO-Link compatible, D- MP gives operators access to detailed data and flags up any issues with an internal error warning. Its plug and play design delivers further cost and labour efficiencies with less hardware required and a reduced risk of programming errors.
The switching point offers normal and reversed outputs and four measurement modes – single point, auto switch, window and two- point – with an ON/OFF position function, so that it is possible to define multiple switching points in the smallest of spaces. Offering this level of functionality and control, the D- MP is suitable for a wide range of applications such as measuring various parameters including length and width discrimination or screw-in depth of machined holes.
This component is IP67 certified and can withstand hazardous environments.