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Name of the staff :Sri N.Khaja meeran
Designation :Lecturer
Branch :AEIE
Institute :S.G.P.R Govt polytechnic,Kurnool
Year/Semester :III Semester
Subject :Process Instrumentation-I
Subject code :AEI-305
Topic :Displacement and position measurement
Sub-Topic : inductive proximity sensor
Duration :50 min
Teaching Aids :PPT, Animations, Photographs.

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Upon the completion of this topic you will be

able to know about

•Principle and operation of Inductive proximity sensor

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It operates on the principle that the inductance of

a coil is considerably changed in the presence of

magnetic material.

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Inductive proximity sensor

Fig 1

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• A basic inductive
• sensor consists of a
• magnetic circuit
• made from a
• ferromagnetic core
• with a coil wound on it

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Operation :

• When the object moves closer to the coil the air gap

• The reluctance of the magnetic circuit is also reduces

then the inductance of the coil increase

• The change of inductance can be measured by an a.c


• The magnitude of inductance is a measure of


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We have discuss about

• The principle and operation of inductive proximity sensor.

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1.Inductive proximity sensor is a

(a) Contact type displacement sensor

(c) Non contact type displacement sensor

(e) Both a & b

(g) None of the above

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2.Inductive proximity sensor is a

(a) Resistive transducer

(c) Capacitive transducer

(e) Displacement transducer

(g) Inductive transducer

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3.Inductive proximity sensor is used to measure

(a) Displacement

(c) Pressure

(e) Temperature

(g) None of the above

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Describe the principle of inductive proximity sensor.

3. Explain the operation of inductive proximity sensor

with neat diagram.

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