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. 900-0579
Mfr. Part No.AIS18F08AN024-2M
BrandAltech
€48.45
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 100mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0598
Mfr. Part No.AIS18N08AN024-2M
BrandAltech
€41.73
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 100mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0466
Mfr. Part No.AIS12F02RD024-2M
BrandAltech
€38.32
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0393
Mfr. Part No.AIK18N08AN024-Q65
BrandAltech
€42.73
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0380
Mfr. Part No.AIK18F05AN024-2M
BrandAltech
€39.71
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN 5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 43mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0494
Mfr. Part No.AIS12N04AD024-2M
BrandAltech
€42.28
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0484
Mfr. Part No.AIS12F04AN024-2M
BrandAltech
€40.22
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0481
Mfr. Part No.AIS12F02UP024-Q65
BrandAltech
€38.32
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 70mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0551
Mfr. Part No.AIS18F05RW220-2M
BrandAltech
€50.51
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 - 5 mm Cable - 90 → 250 V ac - 100mm 250V - - -
RS Stock No. 900-0608
Mfr. Part No.AIS18N08AW220-2M
BrandAltech
€50.51
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 - 8 mm Cable - 90 → 250 V ac - 100mm 250V - - -
RS Stock No. 900-0387
Mfr. Part No.AIK18F05AP024-2M
BrandAltech
€39.71
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 43mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0573
Mfr. Part No.AIS18F08AN024-Q65
BrandAltech
€47.62
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 NPN 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0670
Mfr. Part No.AIS30N15AW220-2M
BrandAltech
€60.32
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 - 15 mm Cable - 90 → 250 V ac - 100mm 250V - - -
RS Stock No. 900-0497
Mfr. Part No.AIS12F04AP024-2M
BrandAltech
€40.22
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0529
Mfr. Part No.AIS12N04UN024-Q65
BrandAltech
€42.28
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 70mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0478
Mfr. Part No.AIS12F02UN024-Q65
BrandAltech
€40.22
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 70mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0517
Mfr. Part No.AIS12N04RD024-2M
BrandAltech
€42.28
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0699
Mfr. Part No.AIS30N15UP024-Q65
BrandAltech
€52.98
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 80mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0627
Mfr. Part No.AIS18N08UP024-2M
BrandAltech
€42.95
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 100mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 900-0642
Mfr. Part No.AIS30F10RW220-2M
BrandAltech
€57.45
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 - 10 mm Cable - 90 → 250 V ac - 100mm 250V - - -