The inductive sensor is used to detect metallic objects on the ground. It is used, for example, for path control and fine positioning.

Assembly and connection

The installation of the inductive sensor is described in the manual:


The inductive sensor is evaluated via a digital or an analogue input of the I / O interface.


The inductive proximity switch provides different output signals depending on whether it moves in the middle or at the edge of a metal strip. Thus, a track pursuit can be regulated differentiated.

Technical Documentation

An inductive sensor type SIEA-M12B-UI-S from Festo is included in delivery.