With thousands of options utilizing multiple technologies, sometimes the easiest first step in finding the right magnetic sensor for your application is to start with the sensor function in mind. If you don’t know whether you need a digital hall effect switch, a quadrature gear tooth sensor, a passive variable reluctance sensor, etc, looking for a sensor by function can be a good place to start.

You can start here and narrow down our catalog by indicating whether you are looking to measure speed, speed and direction, count, position, proximity, alignment, rotation angle, or the strength of a magnetic field.

Once you have selected a function, the next step will be to select the type of target you will be detecting.  A list of options for targets including gears and other steel targets as well as different types of magnets will be listed on the next page based on your function selection.  After you have selected a target type all sensors that meet your function and target will be listed and you can sort out the packaging and electrical features to determine the best sensor for your application.

If you are not sure where to start or have a custom functionality, contact our Engineers to discuss the specifics of your application.  As alternatives to this sensor selection tool, you can browse our Catalog, or start by selecting your Sensors By Target.  A Competitor Cross Catalog is also available to search through proven replacements for sensors manufactured by a number of different companies.

In  addition to the 6,000+ magnetic sensors in our catalog, we can provide an infinite number more options.  So, if you find the sensor you like, except it needs to have a 20’ cable, or it needs to be 2” longer contact our Engineers to put together the customized magnetic sensor that best fits your needs.

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