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.

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. 166-9497
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MYR46.378
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Barrel Ultrasonic - - 0 → 300 mm PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
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MYR45.60
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Barrel - - - 0.2 → 4 m PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
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MYR49.47
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MYR45.021
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Barrel Ultrasonic - - 0 → 300 mm PCB - 20 V - 7.1mm - - - -
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MYR294.19
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Block Capacitive - PNP 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm 20mm 10mm 30V -
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MYR385.70
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 52mm - - 30V Non Flush
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Block Capacitive - PNP 8 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 50mm 30mm 7mm 30V -
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MYR378.97
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Barrel Capacitive M18 x 1 delete 5 mm Cable - 20 → 250 V ac - 83.5mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 701-8269
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MYR259.27
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 NPN-NO 15 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 51mm - - 30V Non Flush
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MYR367.43
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 PNP-NO 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 40mm - - 30V Non Flush
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MYR364.20
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Barrel Capacitive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 79mm - - 30V -
RS Stock No. 701-8253
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MYR192.84
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 4 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 44mm - - 30V Non Flush
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MYR229.79
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP-NO 5 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 48mm - - 30V Flush Mount
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MYR168.29
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP-NO 2 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 65mm - - 30V Flush Mount
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MYR358.64
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Block Inductive - PNP-NO 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 46mm 40mm 40mm 30V Flush Mount
RS Stock No. 896-7254
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MYR300.56
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Barrel Capacitive M30 x 1.5 NPN 10 mm Cable - 10 → 30 V dc - 79mm - - 30V -
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MYR364.20
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Barrel Capacitive M18 x 1 PNP 5 mm M12 - 4 Pin - 10 → 30 V dc - 83.5mm - - 30V -
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MYR303.50
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MYR387.61
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MYR360.20
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