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First programmable proximity switch

SDBT-MSX from Festo with auto teach-in revolutionises sensor technology

Adjusting the proximity switches for detecting the end position of a pneumatic cylinder’s piston stroke is often a complex process. Not so with the SDBT-MSX from Festo, the first proximity switch with automatic switching point adjustment.

Commissioning a proximity switch has never been easier for users in factory automation, the electronics industry and in small parts handling. Simply install the SDBT-MSX in the approximate end position, connect the cable to the controller and switch on the system. That's all there's to it.


Flexible learning

Since the switching point is learned during operation, there is no need for a power supply during installation! Alternatively, commissioning technicians can also use the capacitive control button to teach in the switching point manually. The PNP/NPN and NO/NC settings as well as a switching window range from 2 to 15 mm can also be defined. This flexibility greatly reduces the variety of proximity switches that must be kept in stock.


The proximity switch SDBT-MSX fits in all drives with a T-slot. It best matches drives from Festo such as the standards-based cylinder DSBC, the guided drive DFM, the round cylinder DSNU, the compact cylinder ADN or the mini slide DGST. The SDBT-MSX is part of the Festo Core Range, which means short delivery times and worldwide availability. With its attractive price and long service life, the sturdy proximity switch is ideal for many applications in different industries.

费斯托 (Festo)是一家全球性的独立的家族企业,总部位于德国埃斯林根。自成立以来,Festo在工业自动化技术和技术教育方面制定标准,从而为环境、经济和社会的可持续发展做出贡献。公司为超过35个行业的30万家工厂和过程自动化客户提供气动和电驱动自动化技术解决方案,其中生命科学和实验室自动化业务受到越来越多的关注。Festo产品和服务遍布176个国家。2023年,费斯托在全球61个国家的250多个分支机构拥有约20600名员工,实现销售额36.5亿欧元。每年约7%的销售额用于研发。在这家学习型企业,1.5%的销售额用于基础和进一步培训。Festo 教学培训 (Didactic SE) 是全球领先的技术教育和培训供应商,为全球客户提供工业环境中全面的数字化和常规学习解决方案。

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SDBT proximity switch
The proximity switch SDBT-MSX with auto teach-in learns the piston end position itself once installed in the approximate position.