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. 830-8497
Mfr. Part No.BI 1-EG05-AP6X-V1331
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TWD5,692.00
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 1 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 42.5mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 832-0807
Mfr. Part No.BI 2-M12E-AD4X-H1144
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TWD3,166.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 65 V dc - 62mm - - 65V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 837-6774
Mfr. Part No.BIM-IKT-AP6X-H1141 W/KLI-3
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TWD4,623.00
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Block Inductive - PNP - M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 30mm 14.6mm 28mm 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 830-8349
Mfr. Part No.BI 1.5-EG05-0.3M-M12-SIU-H1141
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TWD10,662.00
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 Analogue 1.5 mm Cable - 15 → 30 V dc - 62mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 819-3157
Mfr. Part No.Ni15-G30-Y1X
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TWD3,956.00
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 NAMUR 15 mm Cable - 8.2 V dc - 44mm - - 8.2V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 832-0986
Mfr. Part No.BI 4-M12-AP6X-H1141
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TWD4,118.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 837-7614
Mfr. Part No.BC10-P30SR-VP4X2 W/M16X1.5
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TWD13,471.00
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Barrel Capacitive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm M16 Gland - 10 → 65 V dc - 115mm - - 65V -
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Mfr. Part No.BI 4-G12-ADZ32X-B3131
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 4 mm 1/2" 20 UNF - 3 Pin - 10 → 300 V dc, 20 → 250 V ac - 71mm - - 300V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 362-3729
Mfr. Part No.BI5U-Q08-AP6X2
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TWD3,560.00
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 32mm 20mm 8mm 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 837-6768
Mfr. Part No.BIM-IKE-AP6X-H1141 W/KLI-3
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TWD3,866.00
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Block Inductive - PNP - M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 44mm 14.6mm 28mm 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 837-7642
Mfr. Part No.BC10-QF5.5-AP6X2/S250
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TWD5,970.00
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Block Capacitive - PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 50.3mm 20.3mm 5.5mm 30V -
RS Stock No. 362-3735
Mfr. Part No.BI5U-Q08-AP6X2-V1131
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TWD4,299.00
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 5 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 32mm 20mm 8mm 30V Flush Mount
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Mfr. Part No.NI12U-EM18H-AP6X-H1141
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TWD3,706.00
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 819-3166
Mfr. Part No.Ni15-EM30-Y1X-H1141
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TWD4,442.00
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 NAMUR 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 8.2 V dc - 62mm - - 8.2V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 837-5383
Mfr. Part No.NI 4-M12-VP6X-H1141
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TWD3,950.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 837-5958
Mfr. Part No.NI25-CK40-LIU-H1141 W/BS 2.1
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TWD10,705.00
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Block Inductive - Analogue 25 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 15 → 30 V dc - 68.5mm 40mm 40mm 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 832-0835
Mfr. Part No.BI 2-M12-VP6X-H1141
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TWD5,162.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 837-5611
Mfr. Part No.NI10-G18-AP6X 50MM
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TWD5,004.00
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 54mm - - 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 837-5967
Mfr. Part No.NI30U-M30-AN6X-H1141
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TWD4,634.00
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 30 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 62mm - - 30V Non Flush
RS Stock No. 362-3741
Mfr. Part No.BI10U-Q14-AP6X2
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TWD2,401.00
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 55.5mm 30mm 14mm 30V Flush Mount