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Contrinex pressure resistant inductives give concrete advantages

Manufacturers of mobile concrete pumping trucks trust Contrinex’s High-Pressure sensors to monitor the piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. These sensors provide exceptional reliability despite the challenges of pressure cycles and high-pressure peaks, increasing longevity and efficiency and reducing maintenance costs for these concrete pump. An additional benefit is …

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Contrinex inductives help get the beers in

A drinks producer needs to conduct a final inspection check of cases of bottles after the lid of the corrugated cardboard case has been closed and sealed. A bottle count is performed by verifying the position of bottle caps through layers of cardboard at the top of each sealed case. …

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Contrinex inductives ensure safe automation of press-tool change-overs

An automated tool-change process reduces setup times and improves machine efficiency, but introduces the risk of damage if the tool-press is not completely closed before its moulding tools are changed. Therefore a Contrinex inductive sensor is trusted to ensure that the tool-press is completely closed, so that the moulding tools …

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Contrinex smart inductives optimise pneumatic cylinder systems

Industrial automation enables the optimisation of machine performance, with equipment designers always looking for ways to reduce cycle times without compromising safety at little or ideally no increased cost. Pneumatic systems are a typical challenge to engineers where they are commonly used to move parts between workstations using an optimal …

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Contrinex photoelectrics are a ‘sweet’ solution for detection in packaging

During confectionery packaging operations, conveyor lines deliver preformed cardboard cartons to packing stations. At each station, a pick-and-place packing robot packs layers of bagged candy in cartons. Once filled, cartons are conveyed to case-sealing stations. A highly reliable retro-reflex photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the line, senses each carton as it …

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Contrinex’s background suppression photoelectric sensors ‘pack them in’ and ‘take the biscuit’

Contrinex’s C23 photoelectric sensor family, available from PLUS Automation, is small but powerful and so ideal for conveyor and packaging applications. An example application for the C23 is the food processing industry in biscuit production, where ‘shingling’, or overlapped layering, is a common technique for optimising space during secondary packaging …

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Contrinex’s miniature inductive sensors help prevent robot grippers from damaging fragile silicon wafers

Compact multi-finger robot grippers are an essential element of the automated production of electronic equipment, transporting parts between operations. It is critical that in the event of an unplanned human intervention or a machine malfunction, there is not a collision hazard. Therefore machine designers insist on an anti-collision system. Miniature …

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Contrinex Smart Inductives provide affordable high-precision position control

Automation engineers often face a three-way balancing act when designing equipment, trying to maximise speed and accuracy while keeping cost at acceptable levels. Position control is no exception – high-performance systems typically rely on linear or rotary encoders to deliver the required positional accuracy, and these can be expensive, particularly …

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Contrinex UV Transparent-object Detection Photoelectric sensors give ‘Blistering’ performance on clear blister packaging

A manufacturer of packaging machines for the medical industry produces automated blister-packaging lines for pharmaceutical and surgical products. Medical blister-packs comprise a recessed, semi-rigid tray base, vacuum-formed in-line from clear thermoplastic material and sealed with a metal or plastic film after the desired products are loaded. Typically, blister-packaging lines for …

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Unlock your Industry 4.0 sensing potential

Contrinex’s new Smart Sensors brochure explains how a new class of inductive sensors can help you measure, monitor, configure and predict, allowing you to unlock your Industry 4.0 sensing potential. Contrinex Smart Sensors have been designed with the needs of OEMs and System Integrators in mind – They have the …

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