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. 209-3496
Mfr. Part No.IME12-08NDSZC0S
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£26.77
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 Normally Open 8 mm 4-Pin, Connector M12 - 10 → 30 V - 65mm 12mm - - 30V
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RS Stock No. 209-3213
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP Normally Closed 1.5 mm 2 m, 3-wire, Cable - 10 → 30 V - 25mm 5mm - - 30V
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£44.22
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 16 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 - 40 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 82.3mm 42mm - - 30V
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BrandBaumer
£79.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 NPN 4 mm Connector M12 - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.IME08-02BPSZW5K
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£29.61
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP Normally Open 2 mm 3-wire, 5 m, Cable - 10 → 30 V - 43mm 8mm - - 30V
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RS Stock No. 209-2459
Mfr. Part No.IME30-20NPSZW2K
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£30.65
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP Normally Open 20 mm 2 m, 3-wire, Cable - 10 → 30 V - 51mm 30mm - - 30V
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Mfr. Part No.XS508BSCAL2
£38.95
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 - 1.5 mm Cable - 10 → 36 V dc, 12 → 24 V dc - 50.2mm - - - 24 V, 36V
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£40.49
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 45mm - - - 30V
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£43.42
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP Normally Open 8 mm 4-Pin, Connector M12 - 10 → 30 V - 65mm 18mm - - 30V
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BrandVishay
£0.486
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- Infrared - - - - - 2 V - 3.5mm 2.8mm - - -
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN Normally Open 4 mm 3-wire, 5 m, Cable - 10 → 30 V - 44mm 12mm - - 30V
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Mfr. Part No.IQ40-40NPSKC0S
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£55.81
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Block Inductive - PNP Normally Open 40 mm 4-Pin, Connector M12 - 10 → 30 V - 132mm 40mm 40mm - 30V
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£69.06
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V - 52mm - - - -
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Mfr. Part No.IME08-03BPSZW2S
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£50.61
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 3 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm 8mm - - 30V
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP Normally Closed 6 mm 3-Pin, Connector M8 - 10 → 30 V - 41mm 8mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 177-8899
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£195.70
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Barrel Ultrasonic M18 x 1 PNP-NO/NC 100 → 1000 mm M12 - 5 Pin - 12 → 24 V dc - 64mm - - - 30V
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RS Stock No. 209-2537
Mfr. Part No.IQ12-08NNSKW2S
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Block Inductive - NPN Normally Open 8 mm 2 m, 3-wire, Cable - 10 → 30 V - 26mm 12mm 40mm - 30V