Cylinder Proximity Sensors come in reed or electronic versions.

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Able to sense position of pneumatic cylinders with magnetic pistons, Series 8D features all encapsulated design with metal over housing that protects internal components from harsh environments. Units have 9 ft PVC or 8 mm quick connect male pigtail and come in broad range of clamping styles for sensing round or tie rod type linear actuators. Operating from -10 to +70°C, sensors meet NEMA 6/IP67 specifications and include indicator light that shows switching condition.



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Cylinder Proximity Sensors



Series 8D - Reed & Electronic Magnetic Sensors

The Canfield Connector Series 8D is a robust yet compact switch designed to sense position of pneumatic cylinders with magnetic pistons. The switch features an all encapsulated design with a metal over housing that protects the internal components from harsh environments. The switch comes in reed, or electronic versions and has either 9 ft. PVC or 8mm quick connect male pigtail A broad range of clamping styles make this a very versatile alternative for sensing round or tie rod type linear actuator. The switch comes standard with an indicator light that shows switching condition.

General Technical Data

o Temperature Range: Operational from -10° to +70°C

o Shock: Operational up to 30G (11 ms.) reeds, 50G electronic

o Vibration: Operational up to 9G parallel

o Sensitivity and orientation: 60G parallel (standard minimum required for proper operation, as measured on sensor surface.

o Size of sensing area depends on size and strength of magnet and thickness of cylinder wall

o Most versions designed to meet NEMA 6/IP67 specifications

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