Inductive Proximity Sensors

Inductive proximity sensors are a type of sensor that provide non-contact detection of metallic objects. Some sensors can target both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, while some sensors specialise in sensing only one type (ferrous or non-ferrous). Inductive proximity sensors can be cylindrical, rectangular, or encapsulated in flat housing.

Common types of inductive proximity sensors:
  • Long life/rugged – these ’metal face’ sensors feature a stainless steel enclosure that protects against abrasion, impact, aggressive fluids/solvent and explosive environments
  • Analogue output – alongside sensing metallic objects, this type of sensor can also provide information on the distance of the object from the sensor
  • Miniature – miniaturised solutions are available and ideal for use where space is limited
  • Pressure resistant – pressure resistant sensors are perfect for use in hydraulic cylinders and actuators
  • Bus enabled – these sensors can be attached to a network and used to help coordinate other systems such as diagnostics or supply line monitoring. They can be connected to programmable logic controllers

How do they work?
Inductive proximity sensors contain a coil and an oscillator that create an electromagnetic field close to the sensing surface. When metal enters this field, a change occurs in the oscillating amplitude. This in turn changes the sensor output, showing the user and/or corresponding equipment that metal has been sensed.
The operating distance varies between sensors, and can be affected by the target, the shape of what is being detected and what environment or material you are using the sensor in. These are all things to bear in mind when choosing the right sensor for your application.

Who uses them?
Inductive proximity sensors are suitable for use in virtually any industry. Common applications include the food and beverage industry, robotics, machine tools, packaging and materials handling among many others.
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Part Details Brand Stock Body Style Thread Size Output Type Detection Range Terminal Type Supply Voltage Length Width Depth Maximum dc Voltage Maximum ac Voltage Mounting Type Switching Current IP Rating Housing Material Maximum Switching Frequency Standards Met Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Shielding Reverse Polarity Protection Short Circuit Overload Protection
Baumer 46mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Sensor Analogue, IO-Link Output, 3 mm Detection , IP67
  • RS Stock No. 187-1795
  • Brand Baumer
  • Mfr. Part No. IR08.D03L-F46.GP1I.7SL
Baumer 0 Barrel M8 x 1 Analogue, IO-Link 3 mm M8 - 3 Pin 8 → 36 V dc 46mm 8mm - 36V - Flush Mount <100 (Output) mA IP67 Stainless Steel 1.25kHz CE, cULus +75°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Baumer 50mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Sensor IO-Link Output, 6 mm Detection , IP67
  • RS Stock No. 187-1796
  • Brand Baumer
  • Mfr. Part No. IR12.D06L-F50.GP1I.7BF
Baumer 0 Barrel M12 x 1 IO-Link 6 mm M12 - 4 Pin 8 → 36 V dc 50mm 12mm - 36V - Flush Mount <100 (Output) mA IP67 Brass Nickel Plated 1kHz CE, cULus +75°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 28.2mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 1.3 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel - PNP/NPN-NO/NC 1.3 mm Cable 10 → 30 V dc 28.2mm 4mm - 30V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Stainless Steel 4.5kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 28.2mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 1.3 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M5 x 0.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 1.3 mm Cable 10 → 30 V dc 28.2mm - - 30V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Stainless Steel 4.5kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 32mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 15 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 15 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 32mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 1kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 32mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 4 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 4 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 32mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 32mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 32mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 1.5kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 36mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 36mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 42mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 14 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 14 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 42mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 1.5kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 44mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 22 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 22 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 44mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 1kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 50.2mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 4 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 50.2mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 52mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 4 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 4 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 52mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 52mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 52mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 1.5kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 54.2mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 54.2mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 54mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 54mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 1.5kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 55mm Flush Mount Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 15 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 55mm - - 36V - Flush Mount 200 mA IP67 Brass 1kHz - +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 56mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 8 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M12 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 8 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 56mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 2kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 64mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 14 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M18 x 1 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 14 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 64mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 1.5kHz CE Certified, CSA Certified, EN 60947-1, IEC 60068-2-27, IEC 60068-2-31, IEC 60068-2-6, IEC 60529, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, UL Listed +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 64mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 22 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 22 mm Cable 10 → 36 V dc 64mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 1kHz - +70°C -25°C - Yes Yes
Carlo Gavazzi 67mm Non Flush Mount , Inductive Proximity Sensor PNP/NPN-NO/NC Output, 22 mm Detection , IP67 Carlo Gavazzi 0 Barrel M30 x 1.5 PNP/NPN-NO/NC 22 mm M12 - 4 Pin 10 → 36 V dc 67mm - - 36V - Non Flush 200 mA IP67 Brass 1kHz - +70°C -40°C - Yes Yes
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