Sensors (Inductive, Ultrasonic, Proximity and more)

Sensors are devices that detect changes in physical conditions (e.g. temperature, pressure, light, etc.) and convert them into an electrical signal that can be interpreted by a microcontroller or other device. There are various types of sensors including:

  • Inductive sensors: Detect changes in magnetic fields and are commonly used to detect the presence of metal objects
  • Ultrasonic sensors: Use high-frequency sound waves to measure distances and detect objects
  • Proximity sensors: Detect the presence of objects without physically touching them
  • Light sensors: Measure the intensity of light and are commonly used to control lighting systems or to detect changes in ambient light levels
  • Temperature sensors: Measure the temperature of a system or environment and are commonly used in temperature control systems
  • Pressure sensors: Measure the pressure of a gas or liquid and are commonly used in process control and monitoring systems
  • Accelerometer sensors: Measure acceleration and are commonly used in motion detection and control systems
  • Gyroscopic sensors: Measure angular velocity and are commonly used in navigation and control systems

Sensors can be analog or digital, with analog sensors providing a continuous signal and digital sensors providing a binary signal. Sensors are commonly used in a wide range of applications, including industrial automation, robotics, consumer electronics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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