Inductive proximity sensors

The economical standard for use in industrial environments

Your Benefits

  • Highly flexible choice of supply voltage
  • High machine availability thanks to rugged design
  • Reduced machine downtimes thanks to a longer sensor service life
  • High positioning accuracy thanks to precise switching behavior
  • Highly cost-efficient thanks to low purchase costs


The economical standard for use in industrial environments

SICK’s inductive sensors offer precise detection, less downtime, and a long service life. The IMW inductive sensors pack high technology into the smallest of spaces. The integrated ASIC chip enables digital adjustment after the end of the manufacturing process. The saving of values in the ASIC ensures highly precise switching points and very high repeatability of values – for any number of production runs. IME sensors are completely encapsulated with hot melt technology, which increases these sensors’ life under shock and vibration. The customer benefits from high positioning accuracy in the machine and long-term sensor reliability.

At a glance
  • Types: M12 to M30
  • Simple sensing ranges: 2 to 15 mm
  • Electrical configuration: AC 2-wire, AC/DC 2-wire
  • Enclosure rating: IP67
  • Temperature range: –25 °C to 75 °C
  • Nickel-plated brass housing; plastic sensing face


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Working together as equals

Thanks to sensors from SICK, robots perceive more precisely. For all challenges in the field of robotics: Robot Vision, Safe Robotics, End-of-Arm Tooling, and Position Feedback.
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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    HousingCylindrical thread design
    Thread size

    M12 x 1

    M18 x 1

    M30 x 1.5

    DiameterØ 12 mm ... Ø 30 mm
    Sensing range Sn2 mm ... 15 mm
    Housing materialBrass
    Enclosure ratingIP67
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