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Contrinex photoelectrics detect blood vials orientation

A manufacturer of automated laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnostics trusts the long operating distance and high resolution of Contrinex’s reflex photoelectric sensors, available from PLUS Automation, to detect which end a cap is fitted on a blood testing vial which is a small glass test tube. Customer application To automate …

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Contrinex’s Smart Sensors keep shafts turning with low-cost bearing condition monitoring

Contrinex Smart Sensors, available from PLUS Automation, offer a low-cost single sensor solution for condition-based monitoring of critical rotating machinery. They are able to monitor multiple parameters in real-time, including unexpected levels of vibration, increased bearing temperature or irregular radial deflections of a shaft. These highly versatile sensors provide a …

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Contrinex’s robust stainless-steel inductives help keep wind turbines turning and our lights on

Wind turbines contributed 24% of the UK’s energy in 2020, with 13% of the UK’s energy use being supplied from turbines sited offshore. This success relies upon the performance and reliability of the wind turbines being able to operate in remote and highly demanding environments. Turbine rotation velocity is a …

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Mobile cranes trust Contrinex inductive sensors to ensure they’ve tucked their legs in

A manufacturer of mobile cranes uses Contrinex 2-wire inductive sensors, available from PLUS Automation, to detect the position of stabiliser legs as part of the vehicle safety system. Before the system will allow the driver to drive the vehicle away, sensors confirm that stabiliser legs have been retracted. Mobile cranes, …

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Another ‘sweet’ solution from Contrinex contrast sensors

Modern shopping and logistics operations rely upon clear and reliable product labelling and perhaps one of the most important examples is ensuring that boxes of sweets reach the shops on time. Therefore Contrinex’s versatile and high-performance, RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to ensure packing …

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Contrinex inductives can help protect your press from double blanks

A manufacturer of metal cans needs to ensure that the press that applies and crimps the bottom onto the can body is fed with only one bottom. Therefore a fast, non-contact and robust checking mechanism is required. Customer Application A conveyor with a stainless-steel glide plate backed by a permanent …

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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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