For more info: 021 55734344

Home / Products

IA 120 Principles of industrial sensors



  • Familiarisation with key sensors: mode of operation and application
  • All components are protected in a sturdy case


Technical Description

This training kit can be used to investigate a selection of different sensor types commonly used in industrial automation: Optical, capacitive and inductive proximity switches to record displacement and proximity. These sensors are mounted on a base plate with the relevant accessories. The trigger distance is determined by moving the sensor holder. The base plate is provided with a scale for this purpose. A separate supply unit powers the sensors and displays the switching state by way of light-emitting diodes.

The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.

Learning Objectives / Experiments

Mode of operation and application of different sensors
- one-way photoelectric barrier
- reflex photoelectric barrier
- inductive proximity switch
- capacitive proximity switch
- reflex photoelectric proximity switch, infrared
- reflex  photoelectric proximity switch, red light
- limit switch
- reed contact


[1] training kit for familiarisation with position and displacement sensors
[2] base plate with scale
[3] sensor supply unit with 4 light-emitting diodes
[4] sensors mounted on adjustable fixture
[5] 5 measuring plates
[6] all mountings and components housed in aluminium storage case

Technical Data

Measuring plates, LxW: 145x70mm 
- aluminium sheet: d=2mm, smooth, black
- steel sheet: d=2mm, textured, matt black
- steel sheet: d=2mm, smooth, silver
- plexiglas plate: d=5mm, transparent
- plastic plate: d=5mm, smooth, white
Gauge screw: 0...25mm
- reflex photoelectric barrier: pnp, dark-switching
- light guide: pnp, dark-switching
- reflex photoelectric proximity switch: pnp, light-switching, 5...150mm
- photoelectric proximity switch: pnp, light-switching
- inductive proximity switch: pnp, NO contact
- capacitive proximity switch: NO contact, 1...8mm
- limit switch: 1 NO contact, 1 NC contact
- reed contact: switching distance: 5mm, max. 1W at 24V
Power supply
- output voltage: 3...12VDC, graduated
- output current 1000mA

Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 510x410x200mm (case)
LxWxH: 460x150x27mm (base plate)
LxWxH: 160x85x140mm (sensor supply)
Weight: approx. 14kg Required for Operation 230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz, 1 phase

Scope of Delivery
1 experimental unit, complete 
1 storage case with foam inlay
1 set of instructional material

Subscribe now