Our Presence Sensing Devices detect the distance, absence, or presence of an object. We offer a wide range of sensing devices to solve your application needs.
Photoelectric sensors use a beam of light to detect the presence or absence of an object. This technology is an ideal alternative to inductive proximity sensors when you require long sensing distances or when the item you want to sense is non-metal. Our photoelectric sensors satisfy applications found in many industries, such as material handling, packaging, food processing, and transportation. For your specialized applications that require a non-standard connector or cable, we can customize the sensor connections.
Our Inductive Proximity Sensors detect metal objects without touching them. This technology is used in applications where the metal object to be detected is within an inch or two of the sensor face. Our sensors can be used in light-duty packaging applications and the punishing environments on automotive welding equipment or the harsh washdowns in food processing plants.
Ultrasonic Sensors are self-contained solid-state devices designed for non-contact sensing of solid and liquid objects. For many applications, such as monitoring the level of water in a tank, ultrasonic technology lets a single device to do a job that would otherwise require multiple sensors. Our sensors are available in several sensing ranges and styles with either an analog or discrete output depending on the model.
Our Bulletin 875C and 875CP Tubular Capacitive Proximity Sensors have an adjustable sensing distance and are equipped with two status indicators to show power and output. 875C sensors are shielded and housed in a nickel-plated brass barrel. 875CP versions feature a plastic barrel and are unshielded models. Both versions meet NEMA 12 and IP67 (IEC 529) enclosure standards. Connection options include PVC cable, and micro and pico quick-disconnect.
IO-Link Technology is a worldwide open-standard protocol that integrates sensors into our Connected Enterprise by connecting the IO-Link enabled device into an IO-Link master module. You can deliver data from the sensor directly into a control system in a very efficient manner. The flexibility of IO-Link capable sensors allows machines to operate more effectively by providing the controller with diagnostics. In addition to product detection, sensors provide detailed and accurate machine health status to improve uptime.
Industry is evolving. Consumer expectations for personalization have resulted in a growing demand for greater product variability, ultimately driving the need for more flexible manufacturing and increased spatial awareness. Our Swift-E reconfigurable 3D sensor enables machine builders and production plants to adapt to these new market trends.