Automation 101: Wire a Proximity Sensor



Sensing the position or state of a machine is often the first step to monitoring its overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). A proximity sensor can get this data without interfering with the machine itself. There are more than a dozen different types of proximity or prox sensors, including radar, lidar, inductive, optical, and Hall effect. 

In this lesson, learn how to wire a proximity sensor.  We will use a hall effect sensor, which senses a magnetic field. You can apply the same concepts to monitor a digital signal from any device.

See Automation 101: Wire a Proximity Sensor (webpage) for a parts list, technical documents, wiring diagrams and more information.

Go to Opto 22 for more information on the SNAP-PAC Learning CenterPAC Control and other Opto 22 parts shown in the lesson.