Inductive proximity sensors IM AC

Category Tag
  • Highly flexible choice of supply voltage
  • High machine availability thanks to rugged design
  • Reduced machine downtimes thanks to a longer sensor service life
  • High positioning accuracy thanks to precise switching behavior
  • Highly cost-efficient thanks to low purchase costs


SICK’s inductive sensors offer precise detection, less downtime, and a long service life. The IM AC inductive sensors pack high technology into the smallest of spaces. The integrated ASIC chip enables digital adjustment after the end of the manufacturing process. The saving of values in the ASIC ensures highly precise switching points and very high repeatability of values – for any number of production runs. IME sensors are completely encapsulated with hot melt technology, which increases these sensors’ life under shock and vibration. The customer benefits from high positioning accuracy in the machine and long-term sensor reliability.

At a glance
  • Types: M12 to M30
  • Simple sensing ranges: 2 to 15 mm
  • Electrical configuration: AC 2-wire, AC/DC 2-wire
  • Enclosure rating: IP67
  • Temperature range: –25 °C to 75 °C
  • Nickel-plated brass housing; plastic sensing face

Technical data overview

Housing Cylindrical thread design
Thread size M12 x 1

M18 x 1

M30 x 1.5

Diameter Ø 12 mm … Ø 30 mm
Sensing range Sn 2 mm … 15 mm
Housing material Brass
Enclosure rating IP67