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Contrinex’s new low-cost weld-immune inductives prove their value to a valve manufacturer

A valve manufacturer which uses spot welders in their manufacturing process trusts Contrinex’s new lower-cost 600 series Weld-Immune Inductive Sensors to provide reliable detection and switching. The sensors are used to prevent misalignment during the welding assembly process and need to withstand the exceptionally high currents used to weld aluminium …

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Contrinex inductives presence check inserts in automotive aircon plastic mouldings

The automotive industry demands parts that are verified to be 100% correct and therefore a supplier of injection moulded parts trusts Contrinex inductives from their Extra Distance 500 Series to check that threaded inserts have been correctly mounted inside moulded plastic parts. Customer Application To enable the fast screw assembly …

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Contrinex inductives identify vehicle body types

An automotive manufacturer uses simple, low-cost inductive sensors to identify which style of chassis it receives in the body shop, to define what further processing should take place. Customer application The customer manufactures a wide range of vehicles and so as each body arrives at the body shop, operators use …

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“Yes we can” check cans inside a box using Contrinex long-range analogue inductives

To ensure that sealed cardboard cartons have the required number of tinned food cans inside them, a packaging company trusts Contrinex’s analogue inductive sensors. Using an analogue sensor enables this final pre-shipment quality check to process different sizes of can as well as manage with different material grades of can. …

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Contrinex background suppression photoelectrics keep it spinning

Cotton spinning machines use a robotic vacuum cleaning system to prevent lint build-up on machinery and product. To ensure the vacuum cleaning robot does not collide with the spinning machine, a Contrinex Background Suppression photoelectric sensor detects their presence. Customer Application Lint is generated from the process of spinning cotton …

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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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