What is the difference between photoelectric sensor and proximity sensor?

Photoelectric sensor: An equipment used to discover the distance, absence, or presence of an object by using a light transmitter, often infrared, and a photoelectric receiver. 

Application: 3d printer, Laser cutting and engraving, Optical Inspection, Food package, Automation door...

What we have: NPN and PNP, tailored for belt driven linear rail


Proximity sensor: A proximity sensor is a sensor able to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact.

Application: CNC, Code printer machine, Pick and place...

What we have: NPN(NO/NC), PNP(NO/NC),  tailored for linear guide with belt type.


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photoelectric sensor
photoelectric sensor
proximity sensor
proximity sensor

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