Festo's proximity sensors are sensors specially optimised for use with Festo drives and indicate the position of the piston rod.


Position transmitters, e.g. SMAT, continuously and contactlessly record the movement of the piston in the position measuring range and output that information as a standardised analogue current or voltage signal.


Pressure sensors and vacuum switches accurately control all pressure values, ensure greater reliability and offer the option of remote maintenance and monitoring.

A proximity sensor suited to all drives

Proximity sensor SMT-8M-A

The SMT-8M-A: for all drives with T-slot

Reducing the variety of parts

The first inductive proximity sensor for T-slots

Reliable positional feedback on electric drives

Reliable positional feedback on electric drives?


Position transmitter for compact designs

SMAT-8M sensor from Festo in the Bionic Handling Assistant

The first analogue position transmitter designed as a proximity sensor:

SMAT-8M, for T-slot

The alternative to the displacement encoder:

SMAT-8E records piston positions up to 50 mm

Catalogue information on SMAT-8E

High flow rate: flow sensor SFAM

The basis for more energy efficiency: SFAM by Festo

Starting point at 1%

The basis for more energy efficiency -  as an individual device or combined with the service units of the MS series

More about the SFAM