Proximity sensors are an economical means of determining the presence or absence of an object. The tolerances on the air gaps are typically wide. They are not meant to be precision detecting devices.
We do not recommend using them as speed sensors. While sensors designed using reed switch technology have a life expectancy of millions of operations, a hall effect designed sensor will have a much longer life due to its solid state technology.
Typical applications for Proximity switches are:
- Door position
- Panel position
- Safety interlocks
- Function position
- Seat position or operator presences
- Pedal or handle position
- Outrigger limit
- Boom limit
For more information, please refer to datasheet of the sensor available on www.parker.com/ecd