New Festo Proximity Switch First with Auto Teach-In for Fast, Easy Commissioning

MC New Festo Proximity Switch First w Auto Teach 1 400

April 25, 2022


Festo’s pioneering SDBT-MSX is the first programmable proximity switch with automatic switching point setting that makes commissioning easier than ever. With an initial detection range of 20 mm, it’s easy and reliable to install, especially in applications where mounting is difficult. It’s ideal for all standard applications, especially in factory automation and the electronics industry/small parts handling.

This is how little time and effort is required for installing an SDBT-MSX. The user installs it in the approximate end stop position within the 20 mm detection range (which is marked on the sensor) and connects the cable to the controller (PLC). A power supply isn’t even needed during installation. During first operation, the proximity switch detects the end position of the piston stroke and automatically learns and remembers the switching point. This is an industry first for a solid state positioning switch.

Alternatively, the switching point of the SDBT-MSX can be taught manually using the capacitive control button. That also allows the user to select PNP, NPN or NO, NC, and the switching window can be set from 2 … 15 mm. This flexibility also can reduce the variety of sensor types needed to be kept in inventory.

SDBT-MSX fits in all drives with a T-slot. It best pairs with drives from Festo such as, the DSBC ISO cylinder, DFM guided drive, DSNU round cylinder, ADN and ADN-S compact cylinders, and DGST mini-slide. Such pairings enable users to access the full capabilities of the sensor.


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