Proximity Sensors

Proximity sensors are designed to detect the presence and proximity of an object in range without any physical contact, using sound, light, infrared or electromagnetic fields instead.

Types of Proximity Sensor

  • Inductive - An inductive sensor provides non-contact detection of metallic objects. Some sensors can target both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, while others specialise in sensing only one type.
  • Ultrasonic - Ultrasonic sensors work by emitting a short burst of ultrasonic sound at a specific frequency towards the target. When the target reflects the sound back to the sensor, the sensor measures the time it takes for the echo to return. The sensor will use the time it takes the soundwave to travel back to calculate the distance between the sensor and the object.
  • Capacitive - Capacitive sensors can detect metallic and non-metallic materials. They can detect and measure materials that are conductive or have a greater dielectric constant than air using an electrical field.
  • Infrared - Infrared sensors measure light with a wavelength in the IR spectrum (>700nm). They are not good at detecting visible light. IR sensors can recognise light from either external or built-in light sources.

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RS Stock No. 739-6594
Mfr. Part No.IIS204
SGD93.89
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 50mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 814-0291
Mfr. Part No.ID5055
SGD205.07
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Block Inductive - PNP 50 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 112mm 40mm 92mm 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 191-9804
Mfr. Part No.IS 5035
SGD103.57
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 36.8mm 16mm 10.2mm 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 285-712
Mfr. Part No.IG5594
SGD81.31
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NO/NC 5 mm Cable - 10 → 55 V dc - 80mm - - 55V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 814-0308
Mfr. Part No.IGW200
SGD100.63
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1, M18 x 1 PNP 5 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 65mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 191-9898
Mfr. Part No.IY5036
SGD162.88
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP-NO 0.8 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 45mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 814-0336
Mfr. Part No.IGR200
SGD101.15
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 6 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 70mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 370-7372
Mfr. Part No.IGS204
SGD74.52
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 46mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 335-6485
Mfr. Part No.IG5954
SGD96.31
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 72mm - - 36V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 480-9081
Mfr. Part No.NE5001
SGD53.08
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 NAMUR 1 mm Cable - 7.5 → 30 V dc - 30mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 158-4931
Mfr. Part No.IG5841
SGD116.71
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 72mm - - 36V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 370-7439
Mfr. Part No.IFS208
SGD83.51
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 70mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 158-4880
Mfr. Part No.IM0011
SGD155.79
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Block Inductive - NO/NC 15 mm M20 Gland - 20 → 250 V ac/dc - 121mm 40mm 40mm 250V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 370-7322
Mfr. Part No.IGS209
SGD83.51
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 70mm - - 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 123-2440
Mfr. Part No.UGT201
SGD225.95
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Barrel Ultrasonic M18 x 1 PNP NO/NC 60 → 800 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 60.5mm - - 30V -
RS Stock No. 480-9126
Mfr. Part No.NG5002
SGD53.08
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NAMUR 5 mm Cable - 7.5 → 30 V dc - 33mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 370-7451
Mfr. Part No.IFS205
SGD74.52
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 7 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 50mm - - 36V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 370-7489
Mfr. Part No.IFS204
SGD74.52
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 45mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 335-6227
Mfr. Part No.IG5953
SGD96.31
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 70mm - - 36V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 739-6604
Mfr. Part No.IIS206
SGD104.61
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 36 V dc - 70mm - - 36V Flush Mount