Magnetic proximity sensors MQ

Category Tag
  • Short-circuit protection (pulsed)
  • Large sensing ranges ensure reliable switching, even with target position tolerances
  • Low-cost sensor solution saves installation time and costs
  • Compact plastic housing makes machine integration easy


The MQ magnetic proximity sensors reliably detect permanent magnets through non-magnetic materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, plastic or wood. The MQ sensors feature a square, compact plastic housing that makes them easy to install. These sensors are resistant to dust, heat and vibration, making them ideal for use in harsh environments.

At a glance
  • Type: 10 mm x 28 mm x 16 mm
  • Sensing ranges: up to 60 mm
  • Electrical configuration: DC, 3-wire
  • Enclosure rating: IP 67
  • Temperature range: –25 °C to +75 °C
  • Tough VISTAL™ housing
  • Reliable detection of permanent magnets through non-ferromagnetic materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, plastic or wood
  • Solves high-temperature applications by installing the permanent magnet in the high-temperature area and the sensor behind an insulated area

Technical data overview

Housing Rectangular
Housing 10 mm x 28 mm x 16 mm
Sensing range Sn ≤ 60 mm
Magnetic field sensitivity, min. ≤ 1 mT
Housing material VISTAL®
Enclosure rating IP67
Connection Connector M8, 3-pin / Cable, 3-wire / Cable with connector M8, 3-pin, with knurled nuts / Cable with connector M12, 3-pin