Pneumatic Cylinder & Actuator Switches

Pneumatic cylinder switches are used as part of the control system for pneumatic equipment. Pneumatic equipment utilises highly pressured condensed air to produce movement in mechanical devices. The devices used to switch pneumatic cylinders are reed switches These operate using a magnetic field, opening or closing when a magnet is applied, or vice versa.

What are pneumatic cylinder switches used for?

Though different types of pneumatic cylinder switches operate differently, they all serve the same purpose, which is to allow pneumatic cylinders to be integrated into an automated system. These switches detect the position of the cylinder and send a signal to the control system.

Types of pneumatic cylinder switches

There are many different types of pneumatic cylinder switch, including actuators, pneumatic relays, solid state and reed switches. Some types come with an LED (light emitting diode) indicator. The type of switch may affect the maximum operating temperature, the voltage rating, and the voltage drop, so it should be chosen according to the requirements of the equipment.


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Description Price Manufacturer Series Compatible With Type Operation LED Indicator Voltage Rating Voltage Drop IP Rating Maximum Switched Power Maximum Operating Pressure Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Pressure Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 363-3316
Mfr. Part No.M/50/LSU/2V
kr 254,35
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Units
M/50 - Reed NO Yes 170 V dc, 240 V ac 2.7V IP66 10W - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 161-782
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PL
BrandSMC
kr 326,65
Each
Units
D-M9 C55, CE1, CJP2, CLQ, CLS, CQ2, CQM, CQS, CRJ, CRQ2, CU, CXSJ, CXT, CY1F, CY3R, E-MY2, MDHR2, MDHR3, MGT, MGZ(R), MHC2, MHF2, MHK2, MHS, MHT2, MHY2, MHZ2, MHZJ2, MHZL2, MIS, MIW, MK, MK2, MRH, MSQ, MSZ, MTS, MXF, MXH, MXJ, MXP, MXQ, MXS, MXU, MXW, MXY, MY1, MY2, MY3, REAR, REBR, RLQ, RQ, RSQ, RZQ, SGC Solid State PNP Yes 5 V dc, 12 V dc, 24 V dc <=0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 208-4808
Mfr. Part No.QM/34/2
kr 726,91
Each
Units
QM RM/2800/M Reed NO Yes 30V dc - IP66 - - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 210-250
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PSAPC
BrandSMC
kr 371,75
Each
Units
D-M9 C55, CE1, CJP2, CLQ, CLS, CQ2, CQM, CQS, CRJ, CRQ2, CU, CXSJ, CXT, CY1F, CY3R, E-MY2, MDHR2, MDHR3, MGT, MGZ(R), MHC2, MHF2, MHK2, MHS, MHT2, MHY2, MHZ2, MHZJ2, MHZL2, MIS, MIW, MK, MK2, MRH, MSQ, MSZ, MTS, MXF, MXH, MXJ, MXP, MXQ, MXS, MXU, MXW, MXY, MY1, MY2, MY3, REAR, REBR, RLQ, RQ, RSQ, RZQ, SGC Solid State PNP Yes 5 V dc, 12 V dc, 24 V dc <=0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 350-0755
Mfr. Part No.D-Z73L
BrandSMC
kr 213,93
Each
Units
D-Z CP95 Reed - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V ac <2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 263-9240
Mfr. Part No.D-C73L
BrandSMC
kr 211,81
Each
Units
D-C7 CD76, CD85 Reed - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V ac - IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 349-2020
Mfr. Part No.10750FIL
kr 619,59
Each
Units
ES OSP-P25 Solid State PNP Yes 30V dc - IP67 6W - +80°C - -25°C
RS Stock No. 363-3322
Mfr. Part No.M/50/EAP/2V
BrandNorgren
kr 655,53
Each
Units
M/50 - Solid State NO Yes 170V dc 2V IP66 4.5W - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 263-9256
Mfr. Part No.D-C80L
BrandSMC
kr 186,29
Each
Units
D-C8 CD76, CD85 Reed - Yes - 100V ac/dc IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2240
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PMAPC
BrandSMC
kr 402,59
Each
Units
D-M9 3 Pin M8 Connector Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 912-0989
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PVSAPC
BrandSMC
kr 401,47
Each
Units
D-M9 - Solid State - Yes 28V dc <0.8V - - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2164
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PW
BrandSMC
kr 316,26
Each
Units
D-M9 Size 05, 1 CRJ Series Rotary Actuator, Size 1, 7, 10 to 200 MSQ Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 40 CDRQ2 Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 40 CDRQ2X Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 50 MSQX Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 50 MSZ Series Rotary Actuator Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8 V @ 10 mA, ≤2 V @ 40 mA IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2433
Mfr. Part No.D-Y7PW
BrandSMC
kr 453,70
Each
Units
D-Y7P CXS, MGP, MH Series Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 210-301
Mfr. Part No.D-R732L
BrandSMC
kr 213,64
Each
Units
D-R CRB1, CRB2, CRBU2, MSU Reed - - 24V dc - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 826-2168
Mfr. Part No.D-93A
BrandSMC
kr 166,72
Each
Units
D-93 Size 10 to 200 MSQ Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 40 CDRQ2X Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 50 MSQX Series Rotary Actuator, Size 10 to 50 MSZ Series Rotary Actuator Reed - Yes 100V ac ≤2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2206
Mfr. Part No.D-F7PSAPC
BrandSMC
kr 453,70
Each
Units
D-F7 Size 30 CDRA1 Series Rotary Actuator, Size 32 to 63 MHT2 Series Air Gripper, Size 32, 40 MRQ Series Rotary Actuator Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 796-7326
Mfr. Part No.D-C73
BrandSMC
kr 197,11
Each
Units
D-C7 PLC Auto Switch - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V dc 2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 210-272
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PVL
BrandSMC
kr 407,81
Each
Units
D-M9 C55, CE1, CJP2, CLQ, CLS, CQ2, CQM, CQS, CRJ, CRQ2, CU, CXSJ, CXT, CY1F, CY3R, E-MY2, MDHR2, MDHR3, MGT, MGZ(R), MHC2, MHF2, MHK2, MHS, MHT2, MHY2, MHZ2, MHZJ2, MHZL2, MIS, MIW, MK, MK2, MRH, MSQ, MSZ, MTS, MXF, MXH, MXJ, MXP, MXQ, MXS, MXU, MXW, MXY, MY1, MY2, MY3, REAR, REBR, RLQ, RQ, RSQ, RZQ, SGC Solid State PNP Yes 5 V dc, 12 V dc, 24 V dc <=0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2209
Mfr. Part No.D-G5P
BrandSMC
kr 372,17
Each
Units
D-G5 CG1 Series Air Cylinder Solid State - Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 726-465
Mfr. Part No.D-R731L
BrandSMC
kr 186,29
Each
Units
D-R CRB1, CRB2, CRBU2, MSU Reed - Yes 24V dc - - - - +60°C - +5°C
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