Inductive Sensor M18, NPN NO - DW-AD-611-M18-120

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Contrinex proximity sensor M18, NPN NO - DW-AD-611-M18-120

Non-embeddable (non-flush), Cable type connection, 8 mm sensing distance

The Contrinex proximity sensor DW-AS-623-M5 features outstanding noise protection and stable sensing performance due to its specialized sensor IC developed by Contrinex. This sensor comes in a round cylindrical shape, sensing distance of 8mm, sensing side diameter and housing size of M18, and Non-shield (non-flush) installation. The standard cylindrical inductive sensor can be used in diverse applications requiring non-contact detection of metallic objects.

As a quick report, this inductive proximity sensor provides:

  • 18 mm sensing side diameter
  • NPN Normally Open control output
  • 8 mm sensing distance
  • Non-embeddable (non-flush) installation
  • Long life cycle and simple operations
  • protections against short-circuits, induced overvoltages, and power supply reversal built-in
  • IP67 ingress protection structure according to IEC standards
  • Red LED status indicator


This Contrinex proximity sensor's case and nut parts are made of Nickel-plated brass and its sensing side is made of PBTP (Crastin).

The DW-AD-611-M18-120 features IP67 ingress protection.

The LED on its body acts as the process indicator.


The Contrinex M18 NPN pickup sensor DW-AD-611-M18-120 features standard cable type connection. This cable covers the sensor's 3 wires. It is 2 meters in length, and is made of PVC.

Sensing specifications

This inductive sensor's sensing side diameter is 18 mm. This sensor's maximum distance to detect its standard sensing target, which is a 24x24x1 mm piece of iron, is 8 mm. This so-called sensing distance differs from one sensing target to another, based on their material, size, etc. You could find out the sensing distance in Contrinex proximity sensors with a correction factor, mentioned in their datasheet.

This M18 NPN pickup sensor also features 0.4 mm repeat accuracy.

Control output

The DW-AD-611-M18-120 features NPN Normally Open control output. NPN stands for Negative-Positive-Negative transistors.


The ambient temperature range that the DW-AD-611-M18-120 M18 NPN pickup sensor works properly in is -25 … 70°C.

Industries / applications:

  • Tool selection automated production lines
  • Robotic position-sensing
  • Control of micro-mechanisms

Series Information

BASIC Proximity sensors

Contrinex BASIC inductive sensors have a worldwide and well-deserved reputation for uncompromising accuracy and exceptional reliability. With best-in-class sensing distances between 1.5 mm and 40 mm, the Contrinex BASIC range offers fit-and-forget operation, delivering world-class performance and a highly attractive total cost of ownership. Available in sizes from M8 to M30 and C44, with optional Ø 6.5 plain and 8 mm square-section models, BASIC range inductive sensors are ideal for general position-sensing and presence-sensing applications in almost any industry. Embeddable or non-embeddable variants are available, with either hard-wired, hermetically sealed connecting cables or integral metal connectors. BASIC range devices, whether from the conventional Classics, or the advanced Extra Distance or Full Inox technology families, all utilize Contrinex application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that ensure highly repeatable results at operating temperatures between -25°C and +70°C. An IO-Link interface is also available for communication in PNP NO versions.

BASIC Sensors Main features

  • Excellent price performance ratio
  • Deviation in operating distance ≤2%
  • Outstanding temperature compensation
  • IO-Link

About Contrinex proximity sensor

Contrinex is a leading manufacturer of sensors for factory automation. The Swiss company has a unique and innovative range of products whose features far surpass those of standard sensors. This company represents 14 proximity sensor series:

  • Basic
  • Miniature
  • Extreme
  • Analog output
  • 2-wire
  • Extra Pressure up to 200 bar
  • High Pressure up to 1000 bar peak
  • Extra Temperature up to 120°C
  • High Temperature up to 230°C
  • Weld-immune
  • Chip-immune
  • Double-Sheet
  • Maritime
  • Washdown

Contrinex products are mainly used in:

  • Automotive industry
  • Filling machines
  • Food/Beverage industry
  • Green Energy and Environment
  • Logistics
  • Machine Tools
  • Mobile equipment
  • Packaging industry
  • Robotics
  • Special purpose machines
  • Textile Industry


You may be interested to see the Contrinex M18 NPN pickup sensor's catalog. If so, please click to view the DW-AD-611-M18-120 datasheet.
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Warranty Information

One Year Warranty.
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Additional Information

Operating distance Sn:
8 mm
Housing size [mm]:
Normally open (NO)
Standard output
PVC, 2 m, 3 wire
Supply voltage:
10...30 VDC
Switching frequency max. [Hz]:
Housing material:
Nickel-plated brass
Enclosure rating (IP):
IP 67
Operating pressure [bar]:
≤ 1 bar
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