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Inductive proximity switches are nowadays indispensable for industrial usage. As compared to mechanical switches they offer almost ideal conditions: non-contact operation free from any wear and tear,...
Inductive stainless steel housing sensors for factory automation with correction factor K=1
  • Uniform sensing range for the reliable detection of all metals
  • Compact dime...
A special counterpart such as a magnet or coded target is no longer necessary for the function of the fail-safe sensor. The fail-safe inductive sensor detects metals such as stainless steel or mild st...

Use in hazardous areas

ifm electronic offers a multitude of inductive sensors for use in hazardous areas - from threaded and rectangular types to dual sensors for pos...

Ring and tube sensors

Static ring and tube sensors operate like inductive sensors. They generate an output signal when there is metal in the detection zone. For examp...

Analogue sensors

Inductive analogue sensors can be used where distances up to 26 mm need to be measured without contact and wear.
The process is monitored and controll...

Slot sensors

Applications for inductive slot sensors can be found on measuring devices or instruments for metering pressures and flow rates. The sensors can be installed in...

Switching amplifiers for NAMUR Sensors

NAMUR switching amplifiers evaluate a sensor signal and transmit a switching signal to the controller. They meet the requirements of...

Pressure-resistant sensors

The pressure-resistant position sensors are typically used for piston detection in hydraulic cylinders. They only detect ferromagnetic metals. Be...

Capacitive sensors are used for the non-contact detection of any objects. In contrast to inductive sensors, which only detect metallic objects, capacitive sensors can also detect non-metallic material...

Display guide for the perfect setting

  • Unique display and handling concept with LED visualisation
  • See and compensate switch point movement
  • IP 69K...

Use in hazardous areas

Sensors for hazardous dust areas of categories 3G/3D must withstand extreme requirements. Any risk from sensors must be excluded by special test meth...


Family is of great importance within the ifm group. This does not only show in its unique atmosphere but also in its systematic, family-friendly HR policy.
In the past 50 years, ifm electronic has evolved from a small sensor manufacturer into a hidden champion with a considerably extended portfolio. The family-run group of companies employs currently about 7,000 staff and is aiming for an annual turnover of 1 billion euros.
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About ifm electronic GmbH

Measuring and controlling - When it comes to pioneering automation technology, ifm electronic gmbh is the ideal partner. Since the foundation of the company in 1969 ifm has shaped industrial automation by continuous new developments in the field of sensors, controllers and systems. Today the family-run business in second generation with about 4,800 employees in 70 countries is among the world-wide industry leaders. ifm combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company. On this basis, ifm achieved a turnover of € 615 million in 2012.