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<p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;">Find and buy proximity sensors from verified suppliers on IndustrySearch, Australia&rsquo;s industrial equipment market place. Proximity sensors detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact.</span><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-b27b7c6b-8a1b-a99b-d9cf-181e5cb44d13"><br /></span></span></p><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Things to consider when buying a proximity sensor:</span></span></div><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Operating distance/sensing range</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - consider the nominal range, maximum operating distance and the reset distance.</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Standard detectable object</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - the shape, size, and material which is used as the standard to check the performance of the Proximity Sensor. Detection distance of some sensors may differ according to the shape and material of an object. </span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Device technology/type</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - Examples are:</span></span></div><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: circle; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Capacitive</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - suitable for plastic targets</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: circle; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_sensor" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Inductive</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - requires metallic targets</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: circle; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_effect_sensor" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hall effect </span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">- u</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">sed for proximity switching, positioning, speed detection, and current sensing applications.</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: circle; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://www.industrysearch.com.au/photoelectric-sensors" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Photoelectric</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">- Suitable for plastic targets and are widely used in industrial manufacturing. They are through-beam, </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">retro-reflective, and diffused.</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: circle; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultrasonic_transducer" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ultrasonic</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - target translucence or reflectivity do not affect these types of sensors as opposed to photoelectric sensors.</span></span></div></li></ul></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Electrical requirements</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - switch type (normally open or normally closed), interface (commonly 4-20mA)</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Device housing material and shape</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - Standard casings include stainless steel, nickel-plated, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybutylene_terephthalate">crastin</a> and polyamide. Shapes are cylindrical, rectangular, ring or slot type.</span></span></div></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 700; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre;"><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Choose for quality</span><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> - Some popular brands include </span></span><a href="https://www.industrysearch.com.au/sick-pty-ltd/s/5780" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">SICK</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, </span></span><a href="https://www.industrysearch.com.au/pepperl-fuchs-aust-pty-ltd/s/12658" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Pepperl+Fuchs</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> and </span></span><a href="https://www.industrysearch.com.au/transtech-electronic-controls/s/24089" style="text-decoration-line: none;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-decoration-line: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">TransTech</span></span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></span></div></li></ul><p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p><div dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-weight: 700; font-style: italic; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Contact vendors for a free quote or expert advice on proximity sensors. Delivery available Australia wide.</span></span></div><p>&nbsp;</p>