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. 701-8266
BrandRS PRO
kr 338,21
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 48mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 166-9496
BrandRS PRO
kr 94,71
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Barrel Ultrasonic - - 0 → 300 mm PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 237-0783
BrandRS PRO
kr 177,86
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Barrel - - - 0.2 → 4 m PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 896-7282
BrandRS PRO
kr 347,88
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Block Capacitive - PNP 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm - 30 Hz 30mm 7mm
RS Stock No. 166-9497
BrandRS PRO
kr 94,71
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Barrel Ultrasonic - - 0 → 300 mm PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 237-0799
BrandRS PRO
kr 191,01
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Barrel Ultrasonic - - 0 → 300 mm PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 896-7248
BrandRS PRO
kr 455,95
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Barrel Capacitive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 83.5mm - 50 Hz - -
RS Stock No. 896-7245
BrandRS PRO
kr 788,77
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Barrel Capacitive M18 x 1 - 8 mm Cable - 20 → 250 V ac - 78mm 250V 15 Hz - -
RS Stock No. 896-7267
BrandRS PRO
kr 509,98
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Barrel Capacitive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 91mm - 50 Hz - -
RS Stock No. 701-8253
BrandRS PRO
kr 350,28
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP NO 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 44mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 896-7273
BrandRS PRO
kr 513,78
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Block Capacitive - PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm - 30 Hz 20mm 10mm
RS Stock No. 701-8229
BrandRS PRO
kr 243,19
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN, NO 2 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 44mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 701-8238
BrandRS PRO
kr 243,19
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 65mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 208-128
BrandRS PRO
kr 517,84
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Block Inductive - PNP 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 46mm - - 40mm 40mm
RS Stock No. 208-178
BrandRS PRO
kr 647,61
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 40mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 208-320
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kr 647,61
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 1.5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 40mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 208-213
BrandRS PRO
kr 854,17
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 5 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 896-7241
BrandRS PRO
kr 788,77
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Barrel Capacitive M18 x 1 - 5 mm Cable - 20 → 250 V ac - 83.5mm 250V 15 Hz - -
RS Stock No. 896-7263
BrandRS PRO
kr 509,98
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Barrel Capacitive M30 x 1.5 PNP 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 79mm - 50 Hz - -
RS Stock No. 701-8247
BrandRS PRO
kr 341,04
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 NPN 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 71mm - - - -