What Are Basic Inductive Sensors?

Some projects require specialized or customized sensors to meet the challenging demands of very specific application concerns.  Locon provides these solutions.  But, sometimes you don’t need a specialized part to get the job done. All you need is a standard, run-of-the-mill sensor. The line of basic inductive sensors does just that. Efficient and reliable, basic inductive sensors are the no-nonsense, “fit-and-forget” type of sensor that work well in a variety of applications.

About Basic Inductive SensorsBasic - Cylindrical and Cubic Housings

The purpose of an inductive sensor is to detect the presence of a metallic object. While there are many different types of inductive sensors (high-temp tolerant, washdown, and high-pressure, just to name a few), the basic inductive sensor is one of the most prevalent. This is because these sensors offer exceptional accuracy and reliability at a budget-friendly price.

Basic inductive sensors sport the following features:

  • Extremely cost-effective: They are affordable without sacrificing on quality, durability, or performance
  • Wide range of sizes: Basic inductive sensors are available in sizes from M8 to M30 and C44
  • Embeddable or non-embeddable options available: Just as you can choose the housing size that best fits your application, you can also choose between embedded or non-embedded variants
  • Can withstand a range of temperatures: Basic inductives can operate in temperatures between -25 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius

Real Life Examples

Thanks to its remarkable capabilities, the basic inductive sensor has been used successfully in many projects. Vehicle steering applications use basic inductives to assist in operation of off-road tractors as they switch between two and four wheel steering. Additionally, they are installed in food processing centers to ensure that plastic containers were properly sealed and packed.

At Locon Sensor Systems, as a long-time licensed distributor of Contrinex product, we offer many of the Contrinex basic inductive sensors on our site. We can also supply any of Contrinex’s wide array of basic inductives. To learn more, contact us today.