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. 134-8342
Mfr. Part No.871C-M2NP5-P3
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 1.5 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 25mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8351
Mfr. Part No.871TM-M10NP18-A2
kr 882,27
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 65.1mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8330
Mfr. Part No.871C-D1NP4-AP3
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive M4 x 0.5 PNP 0.6 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8345
Mfr. Part No.871TM-N10NP12-A2
kr 820,46
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 61.5mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 714-1600
Mfr. Part No.872C-M6NP12-D4
kr 361,88
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 6 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 60mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8344
Mfr. Part No.871TM-N10NP12-D4
kr 735,72
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 61.5mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8339
Mfr. Part No.871C-D1NP5-E2
kr 679,90
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 0.8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 25mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8341
Mfr. Part No.871C-M2NP5-E2
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 1.5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 25mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8329
Mfr. Part No.871C-MM1NP3-E2
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive - PNP 1 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - 3mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8337
Mfr. Part No.871C-MM2NP4-E2
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive - PNP 1.5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - 4mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8326
Mfr. Part No.871C-DM1NP3-AP3
kr 781,58
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Barrel Inductive - PNP 0.8 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - 3mm - 30V
RS Stock No. 714-1606
Mfr. Part No.872C-M12NP18-D4
kr 404,75
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 63.5mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8347
Mfr. Part No.871TM-M6NP12-A2
kr 820,46
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 6 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 61.5mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8335
Mfr. Part No.871C-M1NP4-AP3
kr 799,53
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Barrel Inductive M4 x 0.5 PNP 1 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8348
Mfr. Part No.871TM-N20NP18-D4
kr 820,46
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 20 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 65.1mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8340
Mfr. Part No.871C-D1NP5-P3
kr 679,90
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Barrel Inductive M5 x 0.5 PNP 0.8 mm M8 - 3 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 25mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8336
Mfr. Part No.871C-M1NP4-E2
kr 740,71
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Barrel Inductive M4 x 0.5 PNP 0.6 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 22mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 714-1619
Mfr. Part No.872C-N6NP8-D4
kr 439,64
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP 6 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 60mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8350
Mfr. Part No.871TM-M10NP18-D4
kr 820,46
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Units
Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 65.1mm - - - 30V
RS Stock No. 134-8349
Mfr. Part No.871TM-N20NP18-A2
kr 882,27
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Units
Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 20 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 65.1mm - - - 30V