Position sensors

Position sensors are used to detect positions on objects of any material type and surface properties. The movement of objects is converted by position sensors into signals for processing, transmitting and controlling. Depending on the application conditions, various position sensors are used. Read more here

Inductive sensors

Sensors for metal detection, both flush and non-flush mountable, in various versions, full-metal housing, factor 1 and optionally IO-Link.

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AI001Inductive sensor High Resistance Class IP67
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  • Stainless steel housing (V4A) M8 thread
  • M8 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 2 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI006Inductive sensor Standard Class IP67
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  • Plastic housing (PA)
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 20 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI007Inductive sensor Standard Class IP67
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  • Plastic housing (PA)
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 35 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI008Inductive sensor Standard Class IP67
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  • Plastic housing (PA)
  • M12 connector (4-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 20 mm
  • Switching output antivalent
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AI009Inductive sensor Standard Class IP67
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  • Plastic housing (PA)
  • M12 connector (4-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 40 mm
  • Switching output antivalent
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AI016Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M12
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 3 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI017Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M12
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 6 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI018Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M18
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 5 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI019Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M18
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 12 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI020Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M30x1.5
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 10 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI021Inductive sensor full metal IP69K
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  • Full-metal housing (V4A) M30x1.5
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 25 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI028Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M12 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 4 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI029Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M12 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 10 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI030Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M18 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 8 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI031Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M18 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 15 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI032Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M30x1.5 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 15 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI033Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69k
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  • Metal housing M30x1.5 thread
  • M12 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 30 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI034Inductive sensor Standard class IP67
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  • smooth stainless steel housing Ø 6.5 mm
  • M8 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 2 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI035Inductive sensor Standard class IP67
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  • smooth stainless steel housing Ø 6.5 mm
  • M8 connector (3-pin)
  • sensing range 4 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI036Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69K
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  • Stainless steel housing M8 thread
  • M8 connector (3-pin)
  • Flush
  • sensing range 3 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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AI037Inductive Factor-1-Sensor IP69K
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  • Stainless steel housing M8 thread
  • M8 connector (3-pin)
  • Non-flush
  • sensing range 6 mm
  • Normally open (NO)
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Position sensors

Position sensors are for position location of objects made of very varied materials and surface texture. Position sensors translate the movement of objects into signals for tasks such as processing, transmission and controlling. The type of position sensor to use depends on the material and surface quality of the object to be registered, the operational range required and the environment of the application.

Types of position sensor

Inductive sensors are used to register metallic objects at short distances. Ultrasonic sensors, photoelectric sensors and capacitive sensors detect objects irrespective of the material and surface texture. The first two sensor types also feature large detection ranges. Capacitive sensors operate at short distances. Magnetic sensors can detect magnets through non-magnetic materials. Cylinder sensors serve to determine the piston position in pneumatic cylinders.
 

Advantages of position sensors

As they are available in many variations, position sensors can be used for a very wide range of applications. They are insensitive to dust, moisture and vibrations and have therefore proved their value in demanding industrial environments. Position sensors are characterized by large sensing ranges and excellent switch point accuracy as well as their contactless and wear-free mode of operation.

All the advantages of position sensors at a glance:

  • Contactless and wear-free operation
  • High switching frequencies
  • High switch point accuracy
  • Insensitive to dust, moisture and vibrations
  • Mechanical compatibility: old switches can easily be replaced by sensors
  • Very suitable for use in harsh industrial environments
  • Register position reliably and exactly
  • Broad range of applications

Application areas for position sensors

Position sensors are used in many different kinds of application. These include:
  • the foodstuffs industry
  • packaging technology
  • mechanical and plant engineering
  • paper manufacturing and processing
  • the plastics industry
  • metalworking
  • wood processing
  • and fluid technology.