An inductive proximity sensor
is a type of non-contact electronic proximity sensor that is used to detect the position of metal objects. The sensing range of an inductive switch is dependent on the type of metal being detected. Ferrous metals, such as iron and steel, allow for a longer sensing range, while nonferrous metals, such as aluminum and copper, can reduce the sensing range by up to 60 percent. Since the output of an inductive sensor has two possible states, an inductive sensor is sometimes referred to as an inductive proximity switch.
The sensor consists of an induction loop. Electric current generates a magnetic field, which collapses generating a current that falls toward zero from its initial trans when the input electricity ceases. The inductance of the loop changes according to the material inside it and since metals are much more effective inductors than other materials the presence of metal increases the current flowing through the loop. This change can be detected by sensing circuitry, which can signal to some other device whenever metal is detected.
Common applications of inductive sensors include metal detectors, traffic lights, car washes and a host of automated industrial processes. Because the sensor does not require physical contact it is particularly useful for applications where access presents challenges or where dirt is prevalent.
This report identifies the global Inductive Sensor market
size in for the year 2014-2016 and forecast of the same for year 2021. It also highlights the potential growth opportunities in the coming years, while also reviewing the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, market dynamics, competitive landscape and other key aspects with respect to global Inductive Sensor market.
Geographically, North America is a key market for inductive sensors. Industrialization in developing countries of Asia Pacific is estimated to drive the growth in this region. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness the highest growth during the forecast period and North America is estimated to hold the highest share in Inductive Sensor market. This report segments global Inductive Sensor market on the basis of type, application, and regional market as follows:
This report identifies all the major companies operating in the global Inductive Sensor market. Some of the major companies’ profiles in detail are as follows:
- Global Inductive Sensor Market, by Type: Fixed Distance and Adjustable Distance
- Global Inductive Sensor Market, by Sensing Range: 0 mm to 20 mm, 20 mm to 40 mm & Greater than 40 mm
- Global Inductive Sensor Market, by Application: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Electronics & Building Automation
- This report has been further segmented into major regions, which includes detailed analysis of each region such as: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW) covering all the major country level markets in each of the region.
- Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH
- Sick AG
- Omron Corporation
- IFM Electronic GmbH
- Schneider Electric Se