Inductive sensors are applied in machinery construction, in the thermoplastic industry, in textile machines, in the wood processing industry and in many systems of the automotive industry, e. g. as reference sensor on robotic systems, as well as in the food processing and chemical industry.
Inductive sensors are electronic devices. Even on approach of an electrically conductive material that enter the active range of their generated sensing fields they switch without physical contact and work electronically. Therefore their life time, within their specified ratings, is virtually unlimited. They are insensitive to vibration and have a strong and safe contacting.