Inductive proximity sensors IMS

Category Tag
  • Maximum operating times due to rugged sensor technology, even in harsh environments that are subjected to severe weather conditions
  • Stable and fault-free processes thanks to high electromagnetic compatibility and very precise detection
  • Extensive portfolio with application-specific special variants
  • Worldwide availability due to global SICK sales network and countless approvals


The IMS inductive proximity sensors combine tried-and-tested, rugged SICK mechanics with advanced electronics. With the E1 type approval by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, the sensors are especially well-suited for use in mobile machines. The IMS products feature protection against load dump, electromagnetic compatibility and a large voltage range of 7.2 V to 60 V DC. Versions with connecting cables offer enough hold for mobile male connectors due to the oil-resistant material and a 0.5 mm² cross section of these cables. The ambient temperature range is from –40 °C to +100 °C, thereby enabling sensor function in any weather.

At a glance
  • Thread sizes: M12 to M30
  • Large sensing ranges: 4 mm to 20 mm
  • Electrical configuration: DC, 3-wire
  • Enclosure rating: IP68, IP69K
  • Ambient temperature: –40 °C to +100 °C
  • Rugged stainless-steel housing; plastic sensing face
  • Load dump protection and high electromagnetic compatibility of 100 V/m
  • E1 type approval

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 4 mm … 20 mm
Housing material Stainless steel V2A

Stainless steel V4A


Enclosure rating IP68, IP69K