Non-contact safety switches

Safe and easy position monitoring up to PL d

Your Benefits

  • High machine availability thanks to low susceptibility to dirt and moisture
  • Long product service life due to low-wear and low-maintenance workings
  • Easy integration: Sensors can be mounted to save space thanks to their compact design and do not need a separate actuator
  • Fast diagnostics via LED status indicator
  • High reliability and precise switching behavior due to proven ASIC technology
  • Safe, direct connection to a safe control solution by means of OSSDs
  • Easy and flexible connection options thanks to variants with male connector, cable or cable with male connector


Safe and easy position monitoring up to PL d

The inductive safety switches of the IME2S product family are used for safe position and area monitoring. Thanks to the very compact design and wide range of connection variants, they offer optimum integration into the machine design. The IME2S switches work without making contact and are low-wear. The inductive safety switches do not require a separate actuator to do their monitoring tasks. On the contrary, they are generally activated by metals, for example on machines. Due to the large response range, the safety switches allow for assembly tolerances, simplifying mounting and adjustment. The IME2S can be connected to a safe control solution via its self-monitoring switching outputs (OSSDs), allowing for high safety with PL d (EN ISO 13849).

At a glance
  • Types: M12 to M30
  • Increased response ranges: 4 mm to 15 mm
  • Two OSSD safety outputs
  • Enclosure rating: IP67
  • Temperature range: –25 °C to +70 °C
  • Nickel-plated brass housing, plastic sensing face
  • Up to performance level PL d (EN ISO 13849)
  • Connection variants: M12 male connector, cable or cable with M12 male connector


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Inductive proximity sensors

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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Sensor principleInductive
    Safety integrity levelSIL2 (IEC 61508), SILCL2 (EN 62061)
    CategoryCategory 2 (ISO 13849-1)
    Performance levelPL d (ISO 13849-1)
    Actuator coding levelUncoded (EN ISO 14119)
    Type of outputSemiconductor (OSSD)
    Number of safe outputs2
    Connection typeMale connector M12, 4-pin / Cable with M12 male connector, 4-pin / Cable, 4-wire
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product