Proximity sensors

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Ultrasonic proximity sensor / cylindrical / with IO-Link interface

Turck releases its new RU-U ultrasonic sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor / miniature / rectangular

The QP08 is the newest product of the Turck...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical

The new generation of inductive sensors operate...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / amplified

The Three-Wire Self Contained...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / IP67

Digital Inductive Displacement Sensor...

Hall effect proximity sensor / miniature

The miniature position sensors from Honeywell...

Ultrasonic proximity sensor / cylindrical

Honeywell Sensing and Control...

Hall effect proximity sensor

Featuring indispensable innovations such as Hall...

Hall effect proximity sensor / miniature

Honeywell Magnetoresistive Sensor is applicable for a wide...

Cylindrical proximity sensor

The EZ series are Three-wire...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical

The separate amplifier...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / with analog output

The Pepperl+Fuchs inductive analog output...

Inductive proximity switch

Pepper-Fuchs Bus enabled switches...

Inductive proximity switch / cylindrical / high-pressure

Pepperl-Fuchs pressure-resistant...

Inductive proximity switch / cylindrical / long-range

Pepperl+Fuchs inductive proximity...

Cylindrical proximity switch

Proximity Switch M8 is...

Electromechanical proximity sensor / safety

The Schmersal BNS 120 high...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / explosion-proof

The ST6 series has a minimum ambient...

Rectangular proximity sensor / for pneumatic cylinders

The Pneumatic sensor series SP1 is a...

Reed proximity switch / magnetic / rectangular

The gimatic SC3N203Y is a magnetic sensor that...

Reed proximity switch / magnetic / rectangular

This magnetic sensor is a strong device that...

Reed proximity switch / magnetic / rectangular

GIMATIC SM series of Magnetic Sensors...

Reed proximity switch / magnetic / rectangular

Magnetic sensor is an equipment that alters its...

Reed proximity switch / rectangular

The CSN 2032-0 under Proximity Sensors...

Reed proximity switch / rectangular

Model CSB-220 CSC-220 Operation Reed...

Inductive proximity sensor / for harsh environments / stainless steel

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 / cylindrical / high-temperature

The ifm inductive sensors for extremely high ambient temperatures...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / explosion-proof

ATEX approved equipments and devices are...

Inductive proximity sensor / ring

The iFm Inductive ring and tube sensors consists...

Inductive proximity sensor / vane

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

Ultrasonic proximity sensor / rectangular / IP67 / compact

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

Ultrasonic proximity sensor / cylindrical

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

Ultrasonic proximity sensor / rectangular

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

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical

The BERNSTEIN Metric sensors...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / IP67

The Metric sensor M12x1 is a...

Inductive proximity sensor / cylindrical / IP67

BERNSTEIN's inductive metric sensors...

Rectangular proximity switch

LEUZE IS 240 Standard Sensors...

Inductive proximity switch

The Leuze electronic IS 244 inductive switch...

Inductive proximity switch / stainless steel

These inductive switches have...

Inductive proximity switch / cylindrical

Leuze IS 212MM is a compact,...

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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