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. 437-0757
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08P17A1/S35L
BrandBaumer
£61.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 46mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 181-1817
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 12P1701/S14L
BrandBaumer
£50.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 338-9930
Mfr. Part No.UNDK 30U6103/S14
BrandBaumer
£454.00
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Block Ultrasonic - Analogue 100 → 1000 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 15 → 30 V dc - 65mm 30mm 31.1mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 703-3704
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08X9503
BrandBaumer
£71.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 NAMUR 1.5 mm Cable - 5 → 30 V dc - 25mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 181-1794
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08P1701/L
BrandBaumer
£72.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 30mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 498-1672
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08P 17A3 S35L
BrandBaumer
£62.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 36mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 437-0735
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08P1713/L
BrandBaumer
£76.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 22mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 703-3701
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 18X9503
BrandBaumer
£70.00
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NAMUR 5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 30mm 18mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 703-3707
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 12X9503
BrandBaumer
£46.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NAMUR 2 mm Cable - 5 → 30 V dc - 30mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 437-0741
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 08P17A5/S35L
BrandBaumer
£66.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 2 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 28mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 370-4171
Mfr. Part No.CFAM 12P 1600 S14
BrandBaumer
£183.00
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Barrel Capacitive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 76mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 233-0218
Mfr. Part No.IFFM 08P1501/01/S35L
BrandBaumer
£108.00
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Block Inductive - PNP 1.5 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 59mm 8mm 40mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 103-8481
Mfr. Part No.11148770
BrandBaumer
£77.00
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 6 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 6 → 36 V dc - 46mm 8mm - - 36V
RS Stock No. 815-4196
Mfr. Part No.U500.DA0-11110575
BrandBaumer
£269.00
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Block Ultrasonic - Analogue 100 → 1000 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 12 → 30 V dc - 18mm 45.1mm 32.2mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 437-0690
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 06P1713/L
BrandBaumer
£75.00
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Barrel Inductive - PNP 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 22mm 6.5mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 446-0232
Mfr. Part No.UNDK 30P1712/S14
BrandBaumer
£415.00
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Block Ultrasonic - PNP-NO 60 → 400 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 12 → 30 V dc - 65mm 30mm 31.1mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 180-7363
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 12P1702/L
BrandBaumer
£61.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 40mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 498-1622
Mfr. Part No.IFRM 05P 15A3 S35L
BrandBaumer
£88.00
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 1 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 36mm 5mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 530-794
Mfr. Part No.UNDK 10P 8914 S35A
BrandBaumer
£360.00
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Block Ultrasonic - PNP-NO/NC 10 → 200 mm M8 - 4 Pin - 12 → 30 V dc - 27mm 12mm 14mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 338-9924
Mfr. Part No.UNAM 30I6103/S14
BrandBaumer
£495.00
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Barrel Ultrasonic M30 x 1.5 Analogue 100 → 1000 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 15 → 30 V dc - 81mm 30mm - - 30V