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Proximity Sensors

Proximity sensors emit a high-frequency magnetic field and detect an upset in the field when an object enters it. They can be used to detect the presence or absence of an object.

Applications

Example of a proximity sensor

  • Sensing of tank or bin level
  • Confirmation of part or object passage
  • Detection presence or absence of object
  • Positioning of work piece

Features

  • Non-contact
  • Work in harsh environments
  • Small sensors are available for installation in tight areas
  • Fast response speed
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