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. 826-2170
Mfr. Part No.D-A73CZ
BrandSMC
€33.02
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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 100V ac/dc ≤2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 209-250
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BL
BrandSMC
€32.36
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D-M9 C55 Solid State - Yes 24V dc <=4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2436
Mfr. Part No.D-Y7PSDPC
BrandSMC
€49.36
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D-Y7P MGP Series Solid State PNP No 24V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2439
Mfr. Part No.D-Y7PVSAPC
BrandSMC
€48.65
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D-Y7P MGP Series Solid State PNP No 24V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2379
Mfr. Part No.D-M9BV
BrandSMC
€33.54
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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. 826-2149
Mfr. Part No.D-Z73Z
BrandSMC
€28.64
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D-Z7 Air Cylinder Reed - Yes 100V ac ≤2.4 V @ 20 mA, ≤3 V @ 40 mA IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2142
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PV
BrandSMC
€33.21
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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 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8 V @ 10 mA, ≤2 V @ 40 mA IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2357
Mfr. Part No.D-J79
BrandSMC
€43.49
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D-J9 Air Cylinder Solid State NPN Yes 24V dc ≤4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2085
Mfr. Part No.D-Y7P
BrandSMC
€41.72
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D-Y7P CXS, CXSW, MY1B, MY1C, MY1HT, MY1M Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 210-266
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PSDPC
BrandSMC
€42.49
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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. 210-301
Mfr. Part No.D-R732L
BrandSMC
€24.95
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D-R CRB1, CRB2, CRBU2, MSU Reed - - 24V dc - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 838-9354
Mfr. Part No.D-B53
BrandSMC
€28.41
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units
D-B CG1, CLA, NCG, NCM Reed Switch - Yes 24V dc <2.4V - - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2297
Mfr. Part No.D-A54Z
BrandSMC
€33.53
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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. 826-2168
Mfr. Part No.D-93A
BrandSMC
€15.52
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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. 826-2186
Mfr. Part No.D-A80
BrandSMC
€21.66
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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. 826-2158
Mfr. Part No.D-M9PWL
BrandSMC
€38.13
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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. 290-3715
Mfr. Part No.QM/45/LAP/2V
BrandNorgren
€36.86
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units
QM/45 RM/2800/M Reed - Yes 30V dc - IP66 - - +80°C - -20°C
RS Stock No. 826-2091
Mfr. Part No.D-A90V
BrandSMC
€19.40
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. 826-2177
Mfr. Part No.D-A53L
BrandSMC
€30.96
Each
units
D-A5 Size 10, 15 CDRB Series Rotary Actuator Reed - Yes 24V dc ≤2.4V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
RS Stock No. 826-2105
Mfr. Part No.D-Y7PWL
BrandSMC
€51.38
Each
units
D-Y7P CXS, CXSW, CY1H, CY1HT, MY1B, MY1C, MY1HT, MY1M, REAH, REAHT Solid State PNP Yes 4.5 → 28V dc ≤0.8V IP67 - - +60°C - -10°C
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