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Proximity sensors, also called detectors, allow you to detect an object in the vicinity without having to touch it. The following types of technology are mainly used to detect the presence or absence of an object: Inductive Capacitive Magnetic Ultrasound Photoelectric
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inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
BES060T

Length: 65 mm
Width: 8 mm
Measuring range: 2 mm

Inductive standard sensor Dimension Ø 8 x 65 mm Style Housing M8x1 Installation for flush mounting Range 2 mm Switching output PNP normally open (NO) Switching frequency 600 Hz Housing material Die-cast zinc, ...

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Balluff GmbH
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
BES0068

Measuring range: 4 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 70 °C

Dimension Ø 12 x 65 mm Style M12x1 Installation for flush mounting Switching output PNP normally open (NO) Switching frequency 2500 Hz Housing material Brass, Nickel-free coated Material sensing surface PBT Connection Connector, ...

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Balluff GmbH
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
BES00P7

Measuring range: 2 mm
Process temperature: -40 °C - 85 °C

Dimension Ø 8 x 45 mm Style M8x1 Installation for flush mounting Switching output PNP normally open (NO) Switching frequency 5000 Hz Housing material Stainless steel Material sensing surface PBT Connection Connector, ...

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Balluff GmbH
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
NMB series

Length: 35 mm - 65 mm
Measuring range: 10 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 70 °C

... robustness of sensors. These rugged and durable "Metal Face“ sensors are enclosed in stainless steel making them the best selection for these tough applications. Applications such as machine tools or ...

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Pepperl+Fuchs SE
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor

Measuring range: 2 mm - 40 mm

Inductive analog output sensors are used to detect metal objects within specific operating ranges. This object distance is then translated into an analog output signal proportional to distance, making these sensors ...

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Pepperl+Fuchs SE
inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch

... programmable logic controller. Using our AS-interface proximity sensors the user can network up to 31 (specification 2.0) or 62 (specification 2.1) proximity switches ...

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Pepperl+Fuchs SE
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
DJ3-G

Measuring range: 0 mm - 2 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 120 °C

The DJ3-G Series of Proximity Sensor, manufactured Nidec-SHIMPO, is specifically designed for the detection of metal in front of its flush-mount sensing surface. It is mainly used to metal objects adjacent ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
BI2-S12

Measuring range: 0 mm - 2 mm

The BI2-S12 Model is a 3-wire inductive proximity sensor developed by Nidec-SHIMPO. It is protected against overload and short circuit due to its protection rating of IP 67. This unit comes with LED output ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor

Measuring range: 1.5 mm - 40 mm

Inductive sensors - Constant sensing range on all metals •Resistant to oils and coolants •Correction factor 1: Constant sensing range on all metals •Very high switching frequency •Permanently legible laser type ...

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ifm electronic
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
IF S, IG S, II S series

Measuring range: 4 mm - 30 mm

Inductive sensors - Suitable for industrial, mobile, cooling and lubricating applications •Wide operating temperature range •High protection rating for the requirements of harsh industrial environments •Reliable ...

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ifm electronic
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor

Measuring range: 0.38 mm - 26 mm

Inductive sensors - With IO-Link •For a precise position monitoring on machines •Flexible use thanks to large operating temperature range •Very high repeatability •Normally closed / normally open and PNP/NPN adjustable ...

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ifm electronic
magnetic proximity switch
magnetic proximity switch
SC series

•Reed or GMR sensors. •PNP or NPN logic output for magnetoresistive sensors. •No problems in case of vibrations. •Cable or M8 connector output. •100% traceability. •Standard T-slot inline mounting. •Optional ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
SI series

• Inductive sensors with anti-interference function. • Stainless steel body material and PBT sensitive surface. • Built-in LED indicator. • PNP or NPN logic outputs.

ultrasonic proximity sensor
ultrasonic proximity sensor
SU series

Measuring range: 40 mm - 300 mm

• M18x1 mm ultrasonic sensors. • PNP/NPN digital output with NO or NC programmable logic. • 40-300 mm sensing range with programmable point via External Teach. • M12, 4 pin connector output. • Short and lightweight ...

pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
CST, CSV, CSH, CSB, CSC, CSD series

Process temperature: -10 °C - 80 °C

The magnetic proximity switches define the position of the piston in cylinders or grippers. When the internal contact isactuated by a magnetic field, the sensors complete an electrical ...

pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
CSN series

The electrical proximity switch Mod. CSN 2032-0 consists of a Reed switch complete with an electronic protection circuit and a red LED indicator. The resin inside the casing ensures high protection ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
GX series

Measuring range: 0 mm - 1.6 mm

The GX cylindrical inductive sensor series with a built-in amplifier comes in two versions - with and without a threaded section. Numerous special types allow you to select the optimum sensor for your ...

capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
BCE10-S30-VP6X-H1141

Length: 60 mm
Measuring range: 15 mm
Process temperature: -10 °C - 60 °C

With Potentiometer M30 × 1.5 threaded barrel Plastic, PA12‐GF30 Fine adjustment via potentiometer DC 4-wire, 10…30 VDC Complementary contact, PNP output M12 × 1 connector Country ...

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TURCK
capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
BCE3-S12-AP6X

Length: 60 mm
Measuring range: 4.5 mm
Process temperature: -10 °C - 60 °C

With Potentiometer Threaded barrel, M12 × 1 Plastic, PA12‐GF30 Fine adjustment via potentiometer DC 3-wire, 10…30 VDC NO contact, PNP output Cable connection Country of origin ...

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TURCK
capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
BCT5-S18-UP6X2T-H1151

Length: 87 mm
Measuring range: 7.5 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 70 °C

M18 × 1 threaded barrel Plastic, PA12‐GF30 Teach-in and configuration via buttons on the device, pin 5 and IO-Link Country of origin - DE Weight - 38 g Technical Data Design - Threaded barrel Construction ...

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TURCK
magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
BNS 16

Measuring range: 8 mm - 18 mm

Schmersal's 52 mm x 90 mm x 32 mm BNS 16 safety sensors are enclosed by thermoplastic material and free from mechanical wear making them rugged but hygienic. They have the capability of concealed mounting and are resistant ...

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SCHMERSAL
magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
BNS 120

Measuring range: 20, 22, 32, 10 mm

The Schmersal BNS 120 high performance safety sensor is enclosed in a durable thermoplastic housing that is resistant contamination making it suitable for food processing industry. The sensor also ...

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SCHMERSAL
magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
BNS 180

Measuring range: 10, 20, 22, 32 mm

The Schmersal BNS 180 safety sensor is enclosed in a highly durable thermoplastic housing that is resistant contamination making it suitable for food processing industry. The sensor also features a ...

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SCHMERSAL
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
IFRM series

Length: 22 mm
Width: 3 mm
Measuring range: 0.8 cm

Inductive miniature sensors IFRM 03/04/05 When space for sensors is limited – Compact sensor sizes allow installation even in limited spaces. Baumer has ranked among the market leaders ...

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Baumer Group
safety proximity sensor
safety proximity sensor
AS-i MAK series

Safety slave Contactless safety sensor (magnetic technology) Low coded according to ISO 14119 (type 4) Switching status indicator AS-i status display Suitable for concealed installation Suitable ...

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BERNSTEIN AG
safety proximity sensor
safety proximity sensor
AS-i CSMS series

Safety slave Contactless safety sensor (magnetic technology) Low coded according to ISO 14119 (type 4) Switching status indicator AS-i status display Suitable for concealed installation Suitable ...

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BERNSTEIN AG
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor

Measuring range: 0.6 mm - 1.5 mm

These BERNSTEIN microsensors with fully Integrated electronics are available in sizes of 3 mm, 4 mm, 6,5 mm, M4 and M5. They provide switching frequencies up to 3000 Hz and can operate at temperatures from -25 °C to +70 °C. They are ...

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BERNSTEIN AG
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
EV series

Measuring range: 5, 1.5, 2.5 mm

FEATURES Shorter, space saving sensor bodies with high detection sensitivity and long detection distances. Compact sensor head Visible output indicator built into sensor ...

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Keyence
reed proximity sensor
reed proximity sensor
MC330-S1-C02M12-A

Measuring range: 50 mm
Process temperature: -20 °C - 70 °C

... the MSI 400 safety controller. Mission time - 20 years, EN ISO 13849-1 Category - Up to 4, depending on evaluation, 1 sensor connected, EN ISO 13849-1 B10d - 20,000,000 number of cycles Protective circuit - Current ...

reed proximity sensor
reed proximity sensor
MC330-S1C5-A

Measuring range: 50 mm
Process temperature: -20 °C - 70 °C

... the MSI 400 safety controller. Mission time - 20 years, EN ISO 13849-1 Category - Up to 4, depending on evaluation, 1 sensor connected, EN ISO 13849-1 B10d - 20,000,000 number of cycles Protective circuit - Current ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
RF IS M8 nb-ST

Measuring range: 2 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 70 °C

• Metal enclosure • M8 x 1 thread • Non-flush mounting • To be connected to RF 96 ST or RF I/O universal transmitter • With M12 coupling, 4-pole • Applied standards - EN 60947-5-2, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-3 Enclosure - stainless ...

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steute Schaltgeräte
Hall effect proximity switch
Hall effect proximity switch
F3S-TGR-N_C series

Measuring range: 2 m - 25 m
Process temperature: -25 °C - 105 °C

Hall coded non-contact switches monitor the status of guarding doors. Stainless steel housing for high hygiene demands in the food industry are available. Based on hall technology Connect up to 20 switches in series LED ...

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Omron Electronics GmbH
NAMUR proximity sensor
NAMUR proximity sensor
IMN series

Measuring range: 1 mm - 15 mm
Process temperature: -20 °C - 70 °C

... to DIN EN 60947-5-6 NAMUR sensors for explosive zones Safe detection in ATEX areas. The IMN sensors are available for this due to their high quality and reliability. No whether in category 1G or ...

capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
CM series

Measuring range: 8 mm - 25 mm

The Sick capacitive proximity sensors is capable of detecting metallic and non-metallic objects in any areas like behind a surface, a wall, a storage container or behind a cover. It is also reliable in ...

magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
MQB

Measuring range: 60 mm

The SICK magnetic proximity sensor was engineered with a standard sensing range of up to 70 mm with a complete data of cylindrical (MM) and square (MQ) sensor configurations. It's available ...

infrared proximity sensor
infrared proximity sensor
TMD2621

Length: 5 mm
Width: 2 mm

... Interrupt driven device • Proximity saturation flag • VSYNC status check Benefits • Proximity detection behind OLED displays • Low power consumption • Integrated status checking for all functions Application ...

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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
XT series

Measuring range: 2 mm

The OsiSense XT series of capacitive sensors is made to detect insulated or conductive materials. These are built in stainless steel, with a 50 mm cylindrical M12 sensor design. The sensors ...

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Telemecanique Sensors
magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
PRO series

Sensors of the sensor PRO series ensure the effective protection of people in machine building and system engineering. The sensor PRO series includes contactless safety sensors, ...

capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
0 - 10 mm | KS Serie

Measuring range: 0 mm - 10 mm

... capacitor is influenced by the distance of its electrodes. This correlation can be used for the distance measurement. The sensor heads measure without contact and with an extremely high resolution the distance to conductive ...

magnetic proximity switch
magnetic proximity switch

Measuring range: 10 mm - 110 mm

The unit is a dust-proof and flood-tight proximity switch that has industry-compatible mounting capabilities. The unit is available in models that are housed in an enclosure with protection ratings ranging ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
PRFD series

Measuring range: 12, 3, 7 mm

... Cylindrical Inductive Proximity Sensors (Cable Type) The PRFD series cable type cylindrical proximity sensors feature long sensing distances and full-metal housing ...

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Autonics
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
PRFDW series

Measuring range: 12, 3, 7 mm

... Inductive Proximity Sensors (Cable Connector Type) The PRFDW series cable connector type cylindrical proximity sensors feature long sensing distances and full-metal ...

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Autonics
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
PRFDA series

Measuring range: 2, 3, 7, 12 mm

... Cylindrical Inductive Proximity Sensors (Cable Type) The PRFDA series cable type spatter-resistant cylindrical proximity sensors feature long sensing distances and ...

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Autonics
inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
NJ series

Measuring range: 3, 4, 6.5, 8 mm

►Contact-free, wear-free and short-circuit proof ►Available starting at 3 mm 0

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
Ix series

- Reliable detection of metallic objects - Product variants for standard or three-fold switching distances - Robust barrel type or cuboid metal housing options - Simple installation thanks to integrated metric threads - Different ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
H3C

Measuring range: 2 mm - 10 mm

Adjustable Proximity Sensor for clamp check in Machine tool Feature1 Using the 2 outputs,sensing in 4 areas Eliminates the need for troublesome positioning of multiple switches Feature2 Automatic setting ...

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Azbil Europe NV
inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
FL7M

Rigid structure, highly waterproof DC 2-wire switches with improved visibility of indicator lamps. Features DC 2-wire, for reduced wiring costs Stable sensing area is shown by the setting indicator Rigid housing allows ...

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Azbil Europe NV
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
FL7S series

... conventional models, additionally it can easily perform 3 to 5 times longer - or even more! Description The FL7S is a proximity switch boasting a stainless steel sensing face and housing, and is specially ...

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Azbil Europe NV
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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