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Contrinex smart inductives ensure safe tool changes on compact machine-tool spindles

CNC machining centres use automatic tool-changing spindles to rapidly switch between different tools with characteristic suited to different materials, workpieces and cutting speeds. To ensure that a new tool engages completely and to prevent damage to the tool, the workpiece or the spindle, designers specified Contrinex’s NEW SMART inductive sensors. …

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Contrinex extended distance inductives are ‘Hot Stuff’ on PCB soldering oven

During the manufacture of computer motherboards, a soldering reflow oven is used to secure components in place on  the PCBs. Following assembly, boards are conveyed into a reflow oven, where the temperature increases progressively to achieve a predetermined thermal profile, melting the solder paste on the boards. As each PCB …

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Contrinex analogue inductive sensors ensure a ‘Belting’ good solution

A manufacturer of industrial timing belts trusts Contrinex’s analogue inductive sensors to measure the position of steel reinforcing bands during continuous production. Two long-range, high-resolution sensors, mounted above the extruded belt profile, provide real-time positional data. The customer’s process-control system monitors the sensor’s analogue voltage outputs, alerting the operator and …

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Contrinex IO-Link fork and inductive sensors keep ketchup fresh

A food processing plant is using Contrinex Fork photoelectric sensors and extended-distance inductive sensors to help ensure plastic ketchup bottles are hermetically sealed and capped. Prior to fitting plastic caps, a long-distance inductive sensor positioned over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top of …

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Contrinex inductives help bridge construction

Modern road bridges are typically constructed using mobile cranes to lift prefabricated bridge beam onto support columns. Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder jacks support the ends of each bridge section to enable accurate height adjustment prior to final positioning. Engineers require rugged sensor systems that detect the position of each cylinder accurately. …

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Contrinex smart inductive sensors improve metal recycling yields

The global recycling industry relies upon advances in technology to automate waste-recovery operations. These make it economic to recover an ever larger proportion of domestic and industrial waste. Waste-management companies are always looking for more affordable alternatives for sorting and separating mixed-metal scrap as some of the existing processes, while …

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Double-sheet inductive sensors protect press lines and improve OEE

A producer of deep-drawn metal parts for the automotive industry uses Contrinex’s double-sheet sensing to prevent costly tool damage and downtime. Deep drawing and other metal-forming techniques are widely used in the automotive industry, which requires expensive press tools to produce complex profiles from sheet metal blanks. During high-volume production, …

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‘A dapper solution’ with Contrinex analogue inductives

For the efficient manufacture of textiles and fabrics, the thickness of material needs to be measured immediately after its formation to enable real-time adjustment of the production process. Therefore, a manufacturer of specialised textile-testing machines uses a high-accuracy sensor to measure the thickness of a continuously produced sheet, or web …

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Sensors help ‘lift the lid’

Containers are often used when transporting bulk cargo, including wood chip and biomass, by rail. A manufacturer of bulk-cargo containers has developed an innovative unloading system that uses only a modified forklift, eliminating the need for specialist handling equipment. The forklift has two pairs of lifting forks. The main forks, …

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Robust inductives ‘Turn-over an Old-leaf’

Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless-steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the …

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