Proximity sensors

Proximity sensors

Two different types of construction can be distinguished between the MD Micro Detectors proximity sensors: inductive sensors and capacitive sensors. Inductive sensors are able to detect only the presence of metal objects, while capacitive sensors are based on the generation of an electrostatic field and can detect the presence of objects of any material.

The sensors also differ in the type of shielding. The shielded models have the sensitive part completely flush with the sensor body, in fact the generated field is present only on the active face and therefore only detects a target in the front position. For this feature, these models can be mounted completely embedded in the metal body of the machine. On the contrary, the unshielded models have the sensitive part protruding from the sensor body, the detection field is in fact also present laterally to the active face. Having a larger extension, the detection range is larger than that of shielded models. These models must be mounted protruding from the metal body of the machine.

Main typologies:

Capacitive Capacitive proximity sensors Learn more...
Cylindrical inductive Cylindrical inductive sensors Learn more...
Full metal inductive cylindrical Full metal inductive cylindrical sensors Learn more...
Miniature cylindrical inductive Miniature cylindrical inductive sensors Learn more...
Cubic inductive Cubic inductive sensors Learn more...
Miniature cubic inductive Miniature cubic inductive sensors Learn more...