EC: EZProx Inductive Proximity Sensors

Machine & Embedded Control - Discrete sensors: EZProx is a low cost inductive proximity sensor with top-end industry standard specs. This is a Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice Awards Winner.

October 15, 2015

EZProx is the lowest cost inductive proximity sensor with top-end industry standard specs and then some. It has a patent-pending 360-degree red LED visual light ring when the output is on, providing a visual indicator when a metal object has been detected. It is made up of a robust IP67, NEMA 6P construction offered in both nickel-plated brass or stainless steel. With the best electrical specifications like power supply voltage, load current, voltage drop, leakage current, hysteresis, sensing range, repeatability, reverse polarity protection, and full short circuit protection with automatic recovery all at the lowest prices in the market, it makes choosing the right inductive sensor for your application a breeze.

The EZProx extended/triple sense models offer incredible sensing ranges up to 30 mm (1.18 in.) for a 30 mm round sensing head (see table below for quick sensing range guide). The EZProx family offers a wide selection of M8, M12, M18, and M30 3-wire dc inductive switches. It supports both the NPN and PNP outputs, with normally opened or normally closed circuits. Both shielded (flush) and unshielded (non-flush) options with a 2-m integral cable or M12 standard connector are offered.

Table: Quick sensing range table for EZProx 
Sizes Standard Extended/triple sense
Flush Non-flush Flush Non-flush
M8 2.0 mm 2.5 mm 4.0 mm 6.0 mm
M12 2.5 mm 4.0 mm 6.0 mm 10.0 mm
M18 5.0 mm 8.0 mm 12.0 mm 18.0 mm
M30 10.0 mm 15.0 mm 20.0 mm 30.0 mm