Which sensor do you really need?

Choosing the right sensor depends on various factors, such as the size and the desired accuracy. It’s also a good idea to find out what sort of environment it will be used in, such as very hot or humid conditions. You can then select the sensor types below to search for the best sensor for your application.


Linear encoders

Measuring displacements or movements

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Long distance sensors

Measuring large distances (more than 1 meter)

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Rotary encoders

Measuring rotations

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Proximity sensors

Measuring presence or distance

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High-precision distance sensors

Measuring distances in nanometers and micrometers

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Fiber optics

Presence detection

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Measuring acceleration and vibrations

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Measuring angles and slopes

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Distance sensors

Measuring distances up to 1 meter

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Pressure switches

Switch at a set pressure level

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Pressure sensors

Measuring pressures

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Measuring displacements and lengths

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Load cells

Measuring forces

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Temperature sensors

Measuring temperatures

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Draw-wire encoder

Measuring long lengths

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Level sensors

Liquid level measurement

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Measuring gas or liquid flows

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Leak detection

Measuring the presence of liquid

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Need some help?

Our brand-independent sensor database only lists a selection of the sensors available. There are so many different technologies and manufacturers that our online sensor database can never be 100% complete. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or you have a question, send an e-mail to our sensor experts. We’ll gladly help you with your search.

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