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. 815-5925
Mfr. Part No.GX-H8A-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD53.47
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Block Inductive - PNP 2.5 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 26mm 8mm 9.1mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 808-9127
Mfr. Part No.US-N300
BrandPanasonic
SGD646.07
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Block Ultrasonic - NPN-NO/NC 0 → 300 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 28mm 20mm 60mm 24V -
RS Stock No. 815-5234
Mfr. Part No.AMN34111
BrandPanasonic
SGD35.42
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- Infrared - Digital - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 812-8014
Mfr. Part No.GXL-15FLU
BrandPanasonic
SGD138.03
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Block Inductive - - 8 mm - - 12 → 24 V dc - 35mm 15mm 8mm 250V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 808-9256
Mfr. Part No.GX-F6A
BrandPanasonic
SGD55.38
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Block Inductive - NPN 1.6 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 25mm 6mm 6mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 808-9275
Mfr. Part No.GX-F12B
BrandPanasonic
SGD55.60
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Block Inductive - NPN 4 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 32.2mm 12mm 7.1mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 815-6265
Mfr. Part No.GX-F6A-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD55.38
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Block Inductive - PNP 1.6 mm - - 12 → 24 V dc - 24.5mm 6mm 6mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 169-8056
Mfr. Part No.AMBA345911
BrandPanasonic
SGD67.442
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- Infrared - NPN - - - - - 20mm 29.7mm - - -
RS Stock No. 836-8786
Mfr. Part No.AMBA345911
BrandPanasonic
SGD72.10
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- Infrared - NPN - - - - - 20mm 29.7mm - - -
RS Stock No. 808-9269
Mfr. Part No.GX-H8A
BrandPanasonic
SGD59.21
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Block Inductive - NPN 2.5 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 26mm 8mm 9.1mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 808-9272
Mfr. Part No.GX-F15A
BrandPanasonic
SGD58.92
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Block Inductive - NPN 5 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 31.5mm 15mm 8mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 836-8896
Mfr. Part No.AMBA140209
BrandPanasonic
SGD69.78
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- Infrared - NPN - - - - - 22.5mm 19.5mm - - -
RS Stock No. 815-6013
Mfr. Part No.GX-M12A-P-Z
BrandPanasonic
SGD55.20
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 12 → 24 V dc - 50mm - - 24V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 815-6069
Mfr. Part No.GX-M12A-U-Z
BrandPanasonic
SGD75.76
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 12 → 24 V dc - 50mm - - 24V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 169-8059
Mfr. Part No.AMBA310213
BrandPanasonic
SGD45.002
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- Infrared - NPN - - - - - 43mm 29.7mm - - -
RS Stock No. 815-6025
Mfr. Part No.GX-M12B-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD55.86
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 2 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 35mm - - 24V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 808-9297
Mfr. Part No.GX-HL15B
BrandPanasonic
SGD87.12
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Block Inductive - NPN 8 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 29.5mm 15mm 16.5mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 815-6261
Mfr. Part No.GX-F15B-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD89.57
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Block Inductive - PNP 5 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 31.5mm 15mm 8mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 815-5921
Mfr. Part No.GX-F8B-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD59.21
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Block Inductive - PNP 2.5 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 24mm 8mm 7.4mm 24V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 815-6035
Mfr. Part No.GX-MK12A-P
BrandPanasonic
SGD77.06
Each
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 7 mm Cable - 12 → 24 V dc - 55mm - - 24V Non Flush