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Contrinex’s robust inductives ensure positioning of workplace carriers on conveyor

Automotive manufacturing relies extensively on automation and hence the reliability of Contrinex’s uniquely robust and high-performance ‘700 Series’  inductive sensors. One such example is the assembly of engines, where cylinder heads are transferred for mounting on the engine. A robot lifts the workpiece off its original carrier and places it …

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Contrinex long distance inductives keep sensors out of harms way

Automotive manufacturers and their supply chain provide a rich collection of automation projects, hence the reliance on the high-performance and reliability of Contrinex sensors. One such example is a manufacturer of switches, which need to ensure the presence of a metal washer. The assembly of electrical switches includes a dark …

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Contrinex’s pressure rated inductives pack a punch

Cold-forming is a popular low-cost method for joining sheet metal using a punch-riveting press. To ensure reliable and fast bonding, a high-pressure rated Contrinex inductive sensor is trusted to control the press. The inductive sensor is mounted directly in the wall of a small pneumo-hydraulic cylinder where it detects the …

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Contrinex analogue inductives measure bearing wear and improve the OEE of container carriers

Shipping containers revolutionised sea freight and an often unseen element in the handling of these containers are the ‘Straddle Carriers’, the specialist container-handling vehicles which move and stack the containers. The ‘24/7’ operation at these busy container seaports means that the reliability of the straddle carriers is essential. Working in …

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Blistering’ performance of Contrinex’s unique UV transparent-object detection sensors

Transparent plastic packaging is commonly used in the packaging of a wide variety of products. However, it poses a challenge for high-speed automated packaging machinery, which led Contrinex to develop a unique family of transparent-object detection sensors which utilise UV light. Contrinex’s small 30 x 20 x 10mm C23PA transparent-object …

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Contrinex’s sensors ensure safe operation at nuclear power station

The high reliability of Contrinex’s uniquely robust inductive sensors is trusted in a Swiss nuclear power plant. The Pressurised-water reactor utilises fuel rods containing radioactive material to produce energy. During operation, bundles of rods are immersed in water using a custom-built grab. Contrinex stainless-steel ‘700 Series’ inductive sensors, available from …

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Contrinex’s ‘Frog-head’ fibre-optic array keeps hand-brake cable production running

Contrinex’s fibre-optic sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to detect breakages in the manufacturer of steel cable used in automotive parking-brake systems. The cable is formed from multiple strands of steel wire being twisted together. There is potential during manufacture for the cable to break which can damage equipment …

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Contrinex’s inductive sensors stop wind turbines ‘Getting in a Spin’

The unique robustness, reliability and long sensing range of Contrinex’s ‘700 Series’ inductive sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to provide accurate contactless speed measurement on wind turbines. Modern wind turbines operate continuously in remote, highly demanding environments. Exceptional reliability is essential as opportunities for maintenance are limited. Turbine …

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Contrinex’s inductive sensors prevent overloading of hooklift truck arm

Contrinex’s extremely robust ‘700 Series’ inductive sensors are trusted to detect the position of the telescopic lifting arm on hook-loader trucks, ensuring that it is retracted, before the lifting sequence. Hooklift trucks utilise hydraulic systems with a lifting hook that quickly loads and unloads a demountable container. The unique mechanical …

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Contrinex ultrasonic sensors help get to the ‘meat of it’ on a bin wash-line

Contrinex’s ultrasonic sensors are trusted by a meat-processing plant to check that bins are empty before washing. Their high performance and reliability enable the plant to increase its productivity and eliminate breakdowns when washing empty meat bins. An ultrasonic sensor is mounted above the conveyor, looking down at the bins …

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