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Sensors ensure labels are aligned on boxes of bagged sweets

During high-volume production of confectionery, sealed cartons of bagged candy travel by conveyor to a labelling station. Contrinex’s RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensor checks the label’s alignment and confirms the presence of print registration markings. If a label is blank, illegible or wrongly positioned, the carton is diverted to a …

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Sensors keep Britain’s seaports running

Contrinex’s rugged Inductive sensors keep Britain’s seaports running smoothly around the clock by providing reliability switching on container-handling cranes. Britain’s busy seaports rely upon Container-handling cranes and hence Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors to operate around the clock. The sensors which are fitted on each hoist carriage, verify its position with …

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IO-Link RFID provides simple conveyor control

A manufacturer of automated conveyor systems uses RFID technology to monitor the location of items and to route them to their chosen destinations. As a basket, fitted with an RFID transponder tag, travels through the warehouse, IO-Link-enabled high-frequency read-write modules (RWMs) monitor its position and read pre-set data stored in …

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Contrinex’s inductive sensors help ensure wind turbine reliability

Modern wind turbines operate continuously in remote, highly demanding environments. Exceptional reliability is essential as opportunities for maintenance are limited. Turbine rotation velocity is a key operating parameter and manufacturers require robust sensor systems that provide accurate measurement in real-time. Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors provide presence-sensing systems which withstand harsh …

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Inductive sensors ensure hook loader truck safety

Hook loader trucks utilise a hydraulic system for loading and unloading a demountable container. Once the container is correctly positioned on the vehicle’s load bed, interlocks engage with its base, securing it in position. Contrinex’s rugged sensor systems detect full engagement of the interlocks, ensuring the truck is safely loaded …

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Sensors help keep ketchup fresh

A food-processing plant trusts Contrinex’s sensors to help it ensure plastic bottles, filled with liquid food products, are hermetically sealed and its customers kept safe. Prior to the containers being capped, a long-distance inductive sensor, positioned directly over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top …

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Ultrasonic sensors excel in a meat bin wash-line

A meat-processing plant uses Contrinex’s ultrasonic sensors for non-contact presence checking to increase productivity and eliminate breakdowns when washing empty meat bins. A single ultrasonic sensor, mounted above the conveyor on which the bins travel, checks for meat residues, rejecting any contaminated bins before the automated wash station. Old, contact-based systems …

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Long-distance inductive sensors ensure fast and reliable assembly of automotive stereos

A plastics manufacturer tests batches of control knobs for in-car audio systems before shipment to automotive assembly plants. Each knob contains a small metal washer that can occasionally become dislodged and therefore a custom-built testing machine tests that they are present. Contrinex long-distance inductive sensors, positioned directly below a tray …

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Sensors ensure fast and safe automotive brake cable production

During production of automotive parking-brake cable in a Portuguese factory, strands of steel wire are twisted together, forming a single cable with a nominal diameter of 3mm (0.1in). The process operates continuously, and twisted cable passes between successive work-stations in an unbroken length. Between operations, the cable is largely unsupported, …

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Contrinex’s inductives help tractors ‘plough on’ ahead

Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors ensure the accurate alignment of a tractor’s steering to enable it to ‘plough on ahead’. Modern multi-purpose off-road utility vehicles are exceptionally versatile, offering four-wheel drive and both front and rear-wheel steering. Reliable operation all year round, on all types of terrain and in all weather …

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