Proximity sensors

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Hall effect proximity sensor / miniature

The miniature position sensors from Honeywell...

Ultrasonic proximity sensor

Honeywell Sensing and Control...

Featuring indispensable innovations such as Hall...

Hall effect proximity sensor

Honeywell Magnetoresistive Sensor is applicable for a wide...

Safety proximity sensor

The Schmersal BNS 120 high...

Safety proximity sensor

The Schmersal BNS 30 high...

Safety proximity sensor

BNS 300 safety sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor / explosion-proof

The ST6 series has a minimum ambient...

Magnetic reed proximity sensor

SH4 series is an IP 67 and...

Pneumatic cylinder proximity sensor

The Pneumatic sensor series SP1 is a...

Inductive proximity sensor / stainless steel / for harsh environments

Inductive Steel Face sensors are mainly used...

Inductive proximity sensor / miniature

Balluff supershorties inductive...

Inductive proximity sensor / miniature

Designed for position detection...

Inductive proximity sensor

These inductive sensors were specifically...

Two-wire self-contained...

The EZ series are Three-wire...

The separate amplifier...

Inductive proximity sensor / explosion-proof

ATEX approved equipments and devices are...

Inductive proximity sensor / ring

The iFm Inductive ring and tube sensors consists...

Inductive proximity sensor

IFM inductive sensors are high vibration...

Inductive proximity sensor / vane

IFM inductive slot sensors are IECEx and ATEX approved,...

Inductive proximity sensor / amplified

The Three-Wire Self Contained...

Inductive proximity sensor / waterproof

Keyence's EM Series are...

Inductive proximity sensor

The ES Series long-distance...

Ultrasonic proximity sensor / compact

Banner QS18 is an economical ultrasonic sensor in the...

Ultrasonic proximity sensor

U-GAGE Q45UR sensors provide the same innovative features...

Ultrasonic proximity sensor

Banner's U-GAGE ULTRA-BEAM...

Inductive proximity sensor

The new generation of inductive sensors operate...

Inductive proximity sensor

TURCK offers new additions to the...

Inductive proximity sensor / explosion-proof

TURCK uprox®+ inductive sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor

Pepper-Fuchs Bus enabled switches...

Inductive proximity sensor / ring

Ring style proximity switches...

Vane proximity sensor

Slotted proximity sensors comprise...

Inductive proximity sensor

With their special feature of high...

Inductive proximity sensor

The BERNSTEIN Metric sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor

The Metric sensor M12x1 is a...

Inductive proximity sensor

Bernstein metric sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor

BERNSTEIN's inductive metric sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor

The Leuze IS230 series of inductive...

Inductive proximity sensor

The IS 206 by Leuze...

High-frequency ultrasonic proximity sensor / switching

The Leuze 420 series are encased...

Magnetic proximity sensor

The magnetically coded...

The MP1021 sensor is manufactured...

Magnetic reed proximity sensor

The MP2019 Sensors is manufactured...

Hall effect proximity sensor

Cherry provides a digital vane sensor...

Magnetic proximity sensor

The device is designed...

Optical proximity sensor / with LED light

Monarch Instrument offers...

Inductive proximity sensor

Monarch Instrument's...

Magnetic proximity sensor / safety

The Elobau® Machine...

Magnetic reed proximity sensor / surface-mount

The 1044x0 series, manufactured...

Magnetic reed proximity sensor / surface-mount

The 105 series of proximity...

How to choose this product

proximity-sensor

A proximity sensor detects the presence of an object or a person within its operating range.

Applications

These devices are used in robotics, on assembly lines and conveyors. They are found in machine tools and in processing and transforming industries. Photoelectric sensors are particularly common for detecting human presence in elevators and buildings, and vehicles at parking lot access points.

Technologies

Proximity sensors may be capacitive, inductive or photoelectric; they do not require contact with the target. The first two types are short range. Inductive sensors react to a change in the magnetic field they generate, indicating the presence of a metal object. Capacitive types use an electrical field to detect any type of object.

Photoelectric sensors use a beam of light, usually infrared, between an emitter and a receiver. Activation occurs if the beam is broken by an intrusive person or object. Passive infrared detectors react to the presence of a person or object in the area under surveillance. Hall-effect sensors detect magnetic field variations and are sensitive to the presence of metal objects. Other models use ultrasound.

How to choose

Choice will depend on the type of target to be detected and whether the output is two- or three-wire.

Advantages

- No wear
- No moving parts
- Waterproof

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