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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
Linear position 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