What can't an inductive proximity sensor detect?

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Answered by: Shane Jaconelli, RS components

Inductive proximity sensors can only detect metal objects. For non-ferrous metals such as brass, aluminium, etc, please refer to the manufacturer’s datasheet for sensor distance correction factors, and the minimum size of the object needed to trigger an output.

If the object is not metal, then a different type of proximity sensor may be required, such as capacitive, ultrasonic, or photoelectric, etc.


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