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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
IS5, IN5, IL5, IW5 series

Measuring range: 0.8 mm - 8 mm

Particularly space-saving design Four different rectangular types Space-saving connection technology Long sensing range for high uptime Wide operating temperature range

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ifm electronic
chemical-resistant proximity sensor
chemical-resistant proximity sensor
IA, IB series

Measuring range: 10 mm - 30 mm

Use in aggressive media •For applications in pickling lines •Smooth sleeve to protect against deposits •PBT housing resistant against pickling solutions

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ifm electronic
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
DJ2-G

Measuring range: 0 mm - 2 mm

The DJ2-G Series of Proximity Sensor, manufactured Nidec-SHIMPO, is specifically designed for the detection of metal in front of a sensing surface. It is mainly used to metal objects adjacent to or behind ...

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 ...

magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
EEx RC M20 series

Measuring range: 30 mm

... The Ex magnetic sensors are actuated by an M range permanent magnet, entering their proximity without any physical contact. These devices are available with NO, NC, changeover, bistable or bistable changeover ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
NMB series

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

The CSV, CST, CSH models offer reed contact digital function with Static or digital Positive-Negative-Positive type output and with normally closed or open type of contacts.For maximum current, safety and voltage see model features. The ...

pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
pneumatic cylinder proximity switch
CSN series

The CSN 2032-0 under Proximity Sensors Series CSN operates under -25°C to +75°C temperatures, with 1 mm actuating tolerance and less than 2 ms actuation time. It has 1.5 A and 20 W DC to 30 VA AC maximum ...

standard proximity sensor
standard proximity sensor
BES series

Measuring range: 15 mm - 30 mm

Our BES inductive standard sensors with preferred types for detecting objects in metal areas are robust and reliable. With a wide range of over 500 model series, we offer the right inductive sensor for ...

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Balluff GmbH
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
BES series

Measuring range: 0 mm - 50 mm

... 50 mm includes sensors in M8 to M30, and also comes in a cuboid configuration. It is suitable for most PNP or NPN control systems. Our Inductive 2-wire sensors are also available with increased switching ...

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Balluff GmbH
hazardous area proximity sensor
hazardous area proximity sensor
BHS series

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

Our BHS pressure-rated inductive sensors withstand pressures up to 500 bar. They are perfectly suited for monitoring the position of your hydraulics, such as when controlling the end position of hydraulic cylinders or ...

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Balluff GmbH
capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
184-5641

Measuring range: 15 mm
Process temperature: 70 °C
Length: 91 mm

Introducing the range of RS PRO Capacitive Proximity Sensors. These versatile and high-quality sensors are an essential addition to any environment where measurement of attributes like ...

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
proximity sensor for food industry applications
proximity sensor for food industry applications
IMF series

Measuring range: 2 mm - 20 mm

The Inductive Proximity Sensors are specifically designed to provide good quality functionality among users and operators. The sensors are covered with stainless steel material and ...

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SICK
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
IMI series

Measuring range: 2 mm - 40 mm

... customer-specific variants Rugged full metal sensors for use in challenging applications In contrast to conventional proximity sensors, whose sensing face consists of plastic, the ...

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SICK
standard proximity sensor
standard proximity sensor
IME series

Measuring range: 1 mm - 38 mm

The IME-2-wire by Sick is a DC inductive proximity sensor which features its precise detection having a less downtime and a long service life. The unit is supported with advanced ASIC technology which ...

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SICK
photoelectric proximity sensor
photoelectric proximity sensor
S5N series

Measuring range: 20 mm - 4,000 mm

... , etc. Additionally, the new S5N Sensors with their new and unique ASIC technology will make the M18 family the first tubular sensor family with IO-Link V1.1 and smart sensor profile ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
IFRM 03/04/05 series

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
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 switch
magnetic proximity switch
SC series

Magnetic sensors for T-slots •Reed or GMR sensors. •PNP or NPN logic output for magnetoresistive sensors. •No problems in case of vibrations. •Cable or M8 connector output. •100% ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
SI series

Measuring range: 1 mm

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

ultrasonic proximity sensor
ultrasonic proximity sensor
SU series

Measuring range: 40 mm - 300 mm

Ultrasonic sensor • 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 ...

inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
E2B series

Measuring range: 2 mm - 30 mm

... standard industrial environmentsThanks to the simple construction and Omron’s innovative “hot melt” production process, the E2B sensors embody two characteristics: value-for-money and high reliability.All-round-visible ...

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Omron Electronics GmbH
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, ...

Hall effect proximity sensor
Hall effect proximity sensor
Hall-Effect/MR Sensor

... -Effect/MR Sensor ICs product line consists of high-speed, extended life sensors that respond to changes in the magnetic field strength by producing a proportional output. The Honeywell Sensing and Control ...

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Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
Hall effect proximity sensor
Hall effect proximity sensor

The miniature position sensors from Honeywell react to magnetic field presence or disturbance by creating analog or digital output proportional to the strength of the magnetic field. They come in various magnetic actuation ...

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Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
ultrasonic proximity sensor
ultrasonic proximity sensor

... , for example vivid or lustrous objects, splashing liquids, foggy or particle laden air, etc. Also where bigger sensors or long range sensor areas are required.

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Honeywell Advanced Sensing Technologies
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
RF IS M8 nb-ST

Measuring range: 2, 1.62, 1.8, 2.2 mm

RF IS M8 nb-ST Metal enclosure M8 thread Non-flush mounting To be connected to RF 96 ST or RF I/O universal transmitter With M12 coupling, 4-pole

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steute Schaltgeräte
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
E2B series

Measuring range: 2, 4, 1.5 mm
Process temperature: -25 °C - 70 °C

... heritage in proximity sensors: a heritage that has seen 200 million Omron proximity sensors shipped to satisfied customers across the globe. We put this heritage to work ...

magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
BNS 16 series

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 series

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 series

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 switch
inductive proximity switch
IS 288 series

Measuring range: 1.5 mm - 3 mm

... feature cost-saving integration due to the laterally aligned sensor field. For simplified installation, the sensors can also be mounted in an ITEM profile groove using our special supports. These sensors ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
IS 240 series

Measuring range: 4, 8 mm

LEUZE IS 240 Standard Sensors are cubically designed, with a 12 mm x 40 mm x 26 mm plastic housing, to allow for easy, efficient side mounting on conveying belts. All models in the series have a switching frequency of ...

inductive proximity switch
inductive proximity switch
IS 244 series

Measuring range: 20, 40 mm

The Leuze electronic IS 244 inductive switch is a compact sensor with a sensor field that can be position in five directions that can almost see everything. It has a cubic housing made of PA 66 plastic ...

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 ...

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Panasonic Electric Works Europe
cylindrical proximity sensor
cylindrical proximity sensor

Measuring range: 0 mm - 8 mm

With this new “two parts sensors” generation, you feel the difference! Contactless detection based on a passive sensor combined to a remote electronic board. Based on our High Performance Module (HPM) ...

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Crouzet
inductive proximity sensor
inductive proximity sensor
NI, BI series

Measuring range: 0 mm - 70 mm

Inductive sensors detect metal objects contactless and wear-free. For this, they use a high-frequency electromagnetic AC field that interacts with the target. Their strengths are the enormous durability, reliability, ...

capacitive proximity sensor
capacitive proximity sensor
BC series

Measuring range: 3 mm - 30 mm

Capacitive sensors work contactless, reactionless and wear-free. Thanks to their high sensitivity and the ability to detect electrically conductive as well as non-conductive objects, they can be used in many different ...

magnetic proximity sensor
magnetic proximity sensor
PS65

... . Parker's PS proximity sensor delivers non-contacting proximity sensing to detect nearby objects. The sensor may be combined with our complementary magnet target ...

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Parker Electronic Controls Division
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