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Contrinex’s blistering transparent-object detection photoelectrics

Clear plastic thermoformed tray bases are increasingly commonly used in the packaging of a wide variety of products. However, they pose a challenge for the high-speed automated packaging leading Contrinex to develop a unique family. of sensors. Contrinex’s small C23PA transparent-object sensors with their patented UV technology easily detect each …

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Contrinex inductives for hydrualic press tool presence and position checking

Automated presence and position checking of tools reduces the setup times for hydraulic presses, improving machine availability and utilisation. Customer application The automotive industry uses automation extensively and an automobile manufacturer wanted to automate the presence and position checking of tools within their hydraulic presses. The conventional downward-acting hydraulic presses …

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Contrinex inductives trusted on PCB reflow ovens

An electronic equipment manufacturer needed to improve the reliability of the detection system fitted to their Printed Circuit Board reflow oven. Long-distance inductive sensors from Contrinex provided a simple solution that reliably detected PCB’s leaving a reflow oven to trigger transfer equipment that moves the board automatically to the next …

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Tractors can ‘Plough On’ ahead thanks to Contrinex’s Inductive sensors

Modern tractors are complex, very flexible and capable machines which are constantly being developed over the century since they replaced the traction engine. Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are utilised by a family of tractors that offer their drivers the choice between all-wheel steering for example on …

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Contrinex photoelectrics detect blood vials orientation

A manufacturer of automated laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnostics trusts the long operating distance and high resolution of Contrinex’s reflex photoelectric sensors, available from PLUS Automation, to detect which end a cap is fitted on a blood testing vial which is a small glass test tube. Customer application To automate …

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Contrinex’s Smart Sensors keep shafts turning with low-cost bearing condition monitoring

Contrinex Smart Sensors, available from PLUS Automation, offer a low-cost single sensor solution for condition-based monitoring of critical rotating machinery. They are able to monitor multiple parameters in real-time, including unexpected levels of vibration, increased bearing temperature or irregular radial deflections of a shaft. These highly versatile sensors provide a …

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Contrinex’s robust stainless-steel inductives help keep wind turbines turning and our lights on

Wind turbines contributed 24% of the UK’s energy in 2020, with 13% of the UK’s energy use being supplied from turbines sited offshore. This success relies upon the performance and reliability of the wind turbines being able to operate in remote and highly demanding environments. Turbine rotation velocity is a …

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Mobile cranes trust Contrinex inductive sensors to ensure they’ve tucked their legs in

A manufacturer of mobile cranes uses Contrinex 2-wire inductive sensors, available from PLUS Automation, to detect the position of stabiliser legs as part of the vehicle safety system. Before the system will allow the driver to drive the vehicle away, sensors confirm that stabiliser legs have been retracted. Mobile cranes, …

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Another ‘sweet’ solution from Contrinex contrast sensors

Modern shopping and logistics operations rely upon clear and reliable product labelling and perhaps one of the most important examples is ensuring that boxes of sweets reach the shops on time. Therefore Contrinex’s versatile and high-performance, RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to ensure packing …

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Contrinex inductives can help protect your press from double blanks

A manufacturer of metal cans needs to ensure that the press that applies and crimps the bottom onto the can body is fed with only one bottom. Therefore a fast, non-contact and robust checking mechanism is required. Customer Application A conveyor with a stainless-steel glide plate backed by a permanent …

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