Position sensors

Inductive sensors

Inductive Proximity Sensors Inductive proximity sensors detect metallic targets in position sensing applications and incorporate extended range technology designed to reduce failure from mechanical damage.
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Capacitive sensors

Capacitive proximity sensors sense the position of non-metallic targets such as glass, plastic and wood.
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Magnetic sensors

Magnetic proximity sensors are designed for the non-contact detection of a target fitted with a magnet.
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Cylinder sensors

Low-profile cylinder position sensors detect the position of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders. Sensors with miniature sensor housing design offers quick mounting, high sensitivity and a longer life than Reed switches.
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Photoelectric sensors for general applications

Photoelectric sensors are used where non-contact detection of the position of objects is required and the sensing range is much longer.
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Optical fork sensors and angle sensors

ifm's optical forks and angle sensors are designed with a transmitter and a receiver in one housing, eliminating the time-consuming alignment of a separate transmitter and receiver. These sensors are deal for a broad range of packaging and material handling applications.
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Laser sensors / distance measurement sensors

Laser sensors are used where detection of small objects or precise positioning is required. A part as small as 0.1 mm in diameter can be detected at a range of up to 50 mm. ifm's efector pmd laser sensor with time-of-flight technology provides non-contact distance measurement with a 10-meter sensing range.
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Fibre optic sensors

Fiber optics sensors can be used in applications with limited mounting space or as an alternative to a standard photoelectric sensor. Because the electronics are contained in a separate housing that can be remotely located, only the miniature fiber must be mounted near the target.
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Photoelectric sensors for specific applications

ifm's photoelectric sensors are specifically designed to reliably detect glass, film, PET bottles and transparent objects. Sensors are also available to verify, sort and error-proof the presence of objects by color in assembly automation and packaging applications.
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Valve position sensors

Valve sensors detect the open and closed position of quarter-turn and rising stem valves.
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Switching amplifiers

Power supplies provide voltage for sensors, controllers and supply loads.
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