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Inductive sensors

For non-contact detection of metallic targets

For non-contact detection of metallic targets at ranges generally under 50mm (2 inches). Inductive proximity sensors emit an alternating electro-magnetic sensing field. When a metal target enters the sensing field, eddy currents are induced in the target, reducing the signal amplitude and triggering a change of state at the sensor output.

Advantages of inductive proximity sensors include:

  • Ignores water, oil, dirt, and non-metallic particles
  • Insensitive to target color or target surface finish
  • Resistant to dirt
  • Short-circuit protected
  • Withstands high shock and vibration environments

Product families

Global sensors
Miniature sensors
Inductive Factor 1 sensors
Pressure-rated inductive sensors
Harsh environment sensors
Inductive distance sensors
Analog inductive distance sensors cylindrical configuration
Weld field immune inductive sensors
Steel Face inductive sensors
High temperature sensors
BIP inductive positioning system – measurement range to 14 millimeters
BIP inductive positioning system – measurement range to 40 millimeters
BIP inductive positioning system – measurement range to 133 millimeters