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. 210-250
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PSAPC
BrandSMC
MYR234.92
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. 826-2091
Mfr. Part No.D-A90V
BrandSMC
MYR120.19
Each
units
D-A9 Size 05, 1 CRJ Series Rotary Actuator, Size 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, Size 32 to 63 MHT2 Series Rotary Actuator Reed - No 100V ac/dc - IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 796-7326
Mfr. Part No.D-C73
BrandSMC
MYR109.32
Each
units
D-C7 PLC Auto Switch - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V dc 2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 363-3316
Mfr. Part No.M/50/LSU/2V
MYR134.74
Each
units
M/50 - Reed NO Yes 170 V dc, 240 V ac 2.7V IP66 10W - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 263-9240
Mfr. Part No.D-C73L
BrandSMC
MYR135.35
Each
units
D-C7 CD76, CD85 Reed - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V ac - IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 161-782
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PL
BrandSMC
MYR208.64
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. 838-9358
Mfr. Part No.D-B54
BrandSMC
MYR157.71
Each
units
D-B CG1, CLA, NCG, NCM Reed Switch - Yes 24 V dc, 100 V ac, 110 V ac, 200 V ac, 220 V ac <2.4V - - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2168
Mfr. Part No.D-93A
BrandSMC
MYR120.19
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. 363-3322
Mfr. Part No.M/50/EAP/2V
BrandNorgren
MYR295.43
Each
units
M/50 - Solid State NO Yes 170V dc 2V IP66 4.5W - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 826-2186
Mfr. Part No.D-A80
BrandSMC
MYR120.19
Each
units
D-A8 Size 30 CDRA1 Series Rotary Actuator, Size 32 to 63 MHT2 Series Air Gripper, Size 32, 40 MRQ Series Rotary Actuator Reed - No 100V ac/dc - IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2350
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BA
BrandSMC
MYR287.94
Each
units
D-M9 Size 05, Size 1, 7, 10 to 200 MSQ 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 NPN Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2297
Mfr. Part No.D-A54Z
BrandSMC
MYR187.63
Each
units
D-A5 Size 10, 15 CDRB Series Rotary Actuator Reed - Yes 200V ac ≤2.4 V @ 20 mA, ≤3.5 V @ 50 mA IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 161-798
Mfr. Part No.D-M9NL
BrandSMC
MYR208.64
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 NPN Yes 28V dc <=0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2376
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BW
BrandSMC
MYR197.73
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 NPN Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 209-250
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BL
BrandSMC
MYR202.99
Each
units
D-M9 C55 Solid State - Yes 24V dc <=4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2379
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BV
BrandSMC
MYR208.64
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 Series MSZ Series Rotary Actuator Solid State PNP Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 726-465
Mfr. Part No.D-R731L
BrandSMC
MYR135.35
Each
units
D-R CRB1, CRB2, CRBU2, MSU Reed - Yes 24V dc - - - - +60°C - +5°C
RS Stock No. 826-2146
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BAL
BrandSMC
MYR313.47
Each
units
D-M9 Size 05, Size 1, 7, 10 to 200 MSQ 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 NPN Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2341
Mfr. Part No.D-G5BASAPC
BrandSMC
MYR364.07
Each
units
D-G5BA CG1 Series Air Cylinder Solid State NPN Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2174
Mfr. Part No.D-A76H
BrandSMC
MYR120.19
Each
units
D-A7 Size 30 CDRA1 Series Rotary Actuator, Size 32 to 63 MHT2 Series Air Gripper, Size 32, 40 MRQ Series Rotary Actuator Reed - Yes 4 → 8V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
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