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. You can learn more in our complete guide to proximity sensors.


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. 700-2858
Mfr. Part No.UM30-213111
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SGD350.40
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO/NC 200 → 1300 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 84mm - - 30V -
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP-NO 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm 8mm - 30V Flush Mount
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Mfr. Part No.UM30-213112
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO/NC 200 → 1300 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 84mm - - 30V -
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Mfr. Part No.IME12-04BPSZW2S
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 63mm 12mm - 30V Flush Mount
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Mfr. Part No.IQ08-02BPSKT0S
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 49mm 8.1mm 8mm 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 703-3729
Mfr. Part No.IME12-04BPSZCOS
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 65mm 12mm - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 703-3732
Mfr. Part No.IME18-08BPSZW2S
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 67mm 18 Dia.mm - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 703-3726
Mfr. Part No.IME12-04BNSZW2S
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN-NO 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 63mm 12mm - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 700-2870
Mfr. Part No.UM30-215112
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SGD620.80
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO/NC 600 → 6000 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 105mm - - 30V -
RS Stock No. 700-2854
Mfr. Part No.UM30-212111
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO/NC 60 → 350 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 84mm - - 30V -
RS Stock No. 703-3739
Mfr. Part No.IME18-08BPSZC0S
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 69mm 18 Dia.mm - 30V Flush Mount
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 70.2mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 700-2864
Mfr. Part No.UM30-215113
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 Analogue 600 → 6000 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 105mm - - 30V -
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Mfr. Part No.IQ08-02BPSKW2S
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 40mm 8.1mm 8mm 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 786-5801
Mfr. Part No.IQ08-02BNSKT0S
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Block Inductive - NPN-NO 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 49mm 8.1mm 8mm 30V Flush Mount
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Block Capacitive - PNP 8 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 16mm 12mm 39.5mm 30V -
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Mfr. Part No.IQ10-06NNSKW2S
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Block Inductive - NPN-NO 6 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 28mm 16mm 10.3mm 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 219-077
Mfr. Part No.UC12-12231
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Block Ultrasonic - PNP-NO/NC 55 → 250 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 50.5mm 43.5mm 15mm 30V -
RS Stock No. 703-3735
Mfr. Part No.IME18-08BNSZW2S
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN-NO 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 67mm 18 Dia.mm - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 700-2867
Mfr. Part No.UM30-212112
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 PNP-NO/NC 60 → 350 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 9 → 30 V dc - 84mm - - 30V -