eddy-current sensor

eddy-current sensor

[′ed·ē ‚kə·rənt ′sen·sər]
(engineering)
A proximity sensor which uses an alternating magnetic field to create eddy currents in nearby objects, and then the currents are used to detect the presence of the objects.
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An integrated eddy-current sensor measures the distance of the sensor to the surface of the roll.
are also discussing the development of a remote field eddy-current sensor that could be integrated with the PLS 3000*.
Micro-Epsilon's EC5 combines a capacitive sensor with an eddy-current sensor in a single housing.