Capacitive Sensors (Type KK..)

for intelligent object recognition and level monitoring

What is a capacitive sensor?
Intelligent object detection and level monitoring: Capacitive proxi mity switches are true all-rounders when it comes to the detection of non-metallic materials. The sensor generates an electrical fi eld. If conductive materials approach this fi eld the sensor detects these objects within its detection range. A wide variety of materials, such as wood, fl our, plastic granulate, coff ee, sand or even liquids such as oil, water and milk are reliably de-tected in this way. The more powerful a material‘s conductivity, the better the detection capability of the capacitive sensor from Proxitron.

Its unbeatable advantage: It also detects objects through non-metallic materials. This enables for example: The level mon-itoring of liquids or granulates inside plastic or glass con tainers, without the sensor coming into contact with the material to be detected.
Where are capacitive sensors used?
Proxitron off ers a wide range of capacitive sensors for diverse fi elds of application in industry and research. These include versions with high switching distances or for elevated ambient temperatures. In addition, we off er special designs for analogue level monitoring with teach-in technology, which enable rapid adaptation to varying operating conditions. A selection of housing materials, connection options or operating voltage versions round off  the spectrum. Proxitron individually analy-ses your application and fi nds the optimum sensor to overcome your challenge.

Special features

  • universally applicable and wear-free
  • high switching distances and protection class
  • ambient temperatures up to + 100 °C
  • large selection of construction types
  • various operating voltages
  • short circuit-proof and reverse polarity protection
  • broad selection of diff erent connection and cable variants

Example application areas
Wood processing, food industry, renewable energies, breweries, packaging industry, agriculture, rail engineering, petrochemical sector, plastic processing, research.


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