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Flexible cylinder indicator sensor

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article image Strokemaster sensors fitt all popular cylinder designs.

BALLUFF' s Strokemaster cylinder-indicator sensors provide precision end-of-stroke sensing for hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders, while eliminating post-installation management problems with 305° of rotational freedom on the connector.

Strokemaster sensors allow infinitely adjustable and lockable cable positioning anytime after mounting to the cylinder, without breaking the seal, enabling quicker installation of the sensor and neat cable runs.

A high pressure inductive proximity switch, the Strokemaster sensor provides a 2mm sensing range to pick up the piston head of hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders and indicate fully retracted or extended position.

It mounts with just two screws and seals with an O-ring, withstanding cylinder pressures to 3000psi (207 bar). The embeddable design keeps most of the switch protected within the cylinder, with only a 16 mm high housing exposed outside. The rotating housing can be locked in the desired position with either one of two setscrews.

Strokemaster sensors are available in 3-wire dc and 2-wire ac/dc versions, both with M12 and M18 connectors. Switching frequency is 50Hz. All units are weld-field immune and short-circuit and reverse-polarity protected.

They fit all popular cylinder designs, with standard probe lengths of 26 - 115.8mm, along with available custom probe lengths. Probes are made of stainless steel with a ceramic face. Dc sensors have a machined aluminium housing; ac/dc sensors nickel-plated brass.

Strokemaster is CE-rated and its housing is sealed to IP67 requirements.

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