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Pneumatic Actuator Sensors Developed to Decrease Costs in 2 Ways
SMC has developed a sensor that decreases end user costs in two
ways. The D-M9*W series, a magnetic sensor for pneumatic actuators,
is designed with a two-color indicator and is able to be direct
mounted to the actuator.
The dual color indication eliminates the guess work out of
setting the sensor. The end user can easily see that the optimum
sensing position has been reached. During the initial set up, if
the sensor is in the optimum operating position zone the indicator
light is green. On the edge of the optimum operating position zone,
the indicator light is red.
Meanwhile, the direct mounting design offers flexibility and
eliminates heavy installation work. To set the sensor, simply
position the sensor and tighten the set screw with a screw driver.
The sensor includes a built-in set screw.
SMC provides products that decrease end user costs. The D-M9
sensor makes mounting easy and setting fast and precise.
Further Product Details: The D-M9*W series sensor is a solid
state sensor available in three styles: 3 wire NPN output, 3 wire
PNP output and 2 wire. For mounting flexibility, it is available in
in-line and vertical wire entry. The D-M9*W offers three wire
lengths of free wire leads. Three different styles of pre-wired
connections also save installation time. The available pre-wired
connections are M8 3-pin, M8 4-pin and M12 4-pin. The enclosure
ratings are watertight with IP67.
Specifications of the D-M9*W series sensors
• Power voltage of 4.5 to 28VDC
• Current consumption of 10mA or less
• Load current of 40mA or less
• Operating time of 1ms or less
• Durable vinyl sheath cable which is oval shape for added
• Insulation resistance of 100MΩ or more at 500 VDC
• Ambient temperature rating is -10 to 60ºC
• Enclosure is IEC529 criteria IP67, JISC0920 watertight
Note: Sensors are stocked in the US, enabling quick delivery.
For more information, contact your SMC sales representative or