SMC has introduced its first smart actuation sensor that can detect the stroke position of air cylinders at all times – with continuous feedback. The D-MP is available in three types of outputs – analogue signal, IO-Link process data and flexible switching point.
As the latest addition to its comprehensive range, the D-MP highlights SMC’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 2-point. It has 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.
SMC operates in 83 countries, with a research and development engineering team of 1,450 and an 8,200-strong sales force. To deliver automation solutions for its diverse customer base, SMC offers more than 12,000 basic products with more than 700,000 variations.