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Enhancing Maritime Safety with DNV-Approved Inductive Sensors

In the dynamic and challenging world of maritime operations, reliability and durability are paramount. For two decades, Contrinex has been at the forefront, delivering cutting-edge sensor technology that has stood the test of time in ships, ports, and offshore applications. Our Maritime range of embeddable inductive sensors, certified by DNV, promises unparalleled performance features, setting a new standard for maritime sensor solutions. DNV-Approved Excellence: Contrinex's Maritime range boasts DNV certification, ensuring approval for deployment in ships, ports, and offshore installations. This endorsement speaks volumes about the sensors' reliability and adherence to the rigorous standards set by DNV. The sensors are meticulously designed to meet the demanding requirements of the maritime industry, providing a level…

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Revolutionizing CNC Machining with Smart Measurement Sensors

In CNC machining, the pursuit of efficiency, precision, and cost-effectiveness is a constant challenge. Modern machining centers, driven by the demands of diverse materials and cutting speeds, rely on spindles equipped with automatic tool-changing capabilities to optimize throughput. However, the intricate process of tool changes can turn disastrous if a new tool fails to engage completely. The consequences could range from damaged tools and workpieces to spindle malfunctions. Contrinex’s Smart Digital Measurement Sensors play a pivotal role in monitoring the position of the drawbar during tool changes .  These cutting-edge embeddable sensors, provides a solution that not only ensures precision but also prevents potential damage through real-time monitoring and intelligent decision-making. Smart Tasks:…

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MinDist- Customizable and ready to integrate

MinDist- Customizable and ready to integrate. For applications requiring precise distance measurement from very small sensors, Contrinex MiniDist sensors provide ideal solutions. With advanced ASIC technology and the possibility of customized integration, they reliably measure the distance of metallic and non-metallic objects. These diffuse sensors with 0…2.6 VDC analog output utilize a focused, visible red light source for ease of adjustment with sensing ranges up to 35mm. Key Avantages: Miniature, photoelectric distance-measurement sensors Analog output 01…2.6 VDC + adjustable PNP light-on output Fully embeddable and suitable for easy integration with option for micro-housing Available with or without housing Enables distance-measurement for metallic and non-metallic targets Advanced optical and ASIC technology Pinpoint LED red…

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PocketCodr Minimizes Set-Up Cost for Double-Sheet Detection Using Smart Sensors

PocketCodr Minimizes Set-Up Cost for Double-Sheet Detection Using Smart Sensors As global demand for pressed-metal panels in the automotive sector increases, suppliers are under increasing pressure to increase productivity and reduce cost. Using ever-thinner gauges of steel and aluminum, double-sheet errors are harder to detect, heightening the risk of tool damage. Contrinex Smart Sensors sense the presence of individual sheets and also detect unwanted double-sheet conditions, triggering an alarm before damage occurs. During set-up, the innovative PocketCodr sensor configurator simplifies every aspect of configuration via the code-free companion app. Customer benefits  Robust inductive Smart Sensors eliminate avoidable interruptions to production Early detection of unwanted double-sheet conditions prevents costly tool damage occurring Innovative PocketCodr…

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Smart Inductive Basic Sensors for AGV Positioning and Machine Optimization

An inductive Basic Smart Sensor, positioned in the docking bay of a pick-and-place loading machine, senses the approach of an AGV and communicates via IO-Link with a central PLC, ensuring safe two-speed docking. Using its second output, the sensor also communicates with a local control system via a wireless hub, initiating start-up for the pick-and-place machine, which has been on stand-by since completion of the previous loading cycle. Local optimization of machine utilization and energy usage optimizes effectiveness Smart inductive sensor supports two-speed AGV docking to reduce cycle time Simple IO-Link routines trigger low-speed final approach at pre-set distance Secondary output communicates wirelessly with local control systems Machine standby is initiated and ended…

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Transparent-object sensors with patented UV technology detect presence of clear plastic sheet during thermoforming

Summary During automated packaging, high-speed thermoforming lines produce transparent plastic blister-trays from continuous reel-stock material. Transparent-object sensors with patented UV technology detect the presence of the transparent plastic sheet as it is unwound, ensuring the material is correctly tensioned as it enters the loading station. False detection is avoided, ensuring reliable operation with little or no downtime. Ecolab-certified, these sensors are also suitable for the packaging of medical products. https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/vp/8d4829541e6744e1b815173ae984609e/8d4829541e6744e1b815173ae984609e.HD-1080p-4.8Mbps-15589055.mp4 Customer Values UV sensors ensure reliable detection of transparent plastic targets Safe detection of the thinnest transparent materials Maximum operating reserve owing to high absorption factor of UV light by transparent plastics Elimination of multiple switching on a single target Reliable operation without…

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Non-Contact Access-Control Barriers Improve Ergonomics in Leather Production

Customer Values Improved workplace ergonomics without compromising safety standards Increased productivity arising from unimpeded loading and unloading No changes required to cleaning process as sensors are sealed to IP69K Industry-standard interface requires little modification to control systems Specific Product Advantages IP69K protection allows operation in hostile environments Non-contact operating principles with manual or automatic restart Excellent safety rating to EN ISO13849-1 (Category 4, PL e) and IEC 64196-1 and -2 (Type 4) Rugged optoelectronic sensor with aluminum housing and metal cable connector Customer Application  Drum dyeing is an important process in the manufacture of leather goods. During operation, a large metal dyeing drum rotates continuously, with production staff relying on steel-mesh safety guards…

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Innovative PocketCodr Configurator in the Palm of Your Hand!

New PocketCodr configurator with unique Action Widgets and graphical data display also allows engineers to communicate with any IO-Link-enabled device We are delighted to introduce the innovative PocketCodr Configurator, that complements our highly regarded Smart Family of Inductive and Photoelectric Smart Sensors. At the end of 2021, Contrinex entered into a strategic collaboration to market PocketCodr as a global distributor. PocketCodr and its multi-functional companion app allow users to interact directly with sensors, presenting real-time parametric changes in-app on live data graphs – another industry first. Contrinex’s Smart Sensors are transforming the future of industrial automation, from a single smart machine to an entire smart factory – efficiency gains, cost reductions, higher throughputs…

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New Full-Inox Inductive Smart Sensors Withstand Extreme Environments while Slashing Complexity and Cost

Compliant with the IO-Link Smart Sensor Profile SSP 3.3, Contrinex Smart Sensors supercharge your IoT strategy. The only limit is your imagination… We’re delighted to be exhibiting our ground-breaking family of inductive Smart sensors, introducing full-metal devices that feature one-piece stainless-steel (V2A/AISI 303) construction for housings and sensing faces. Exceptionally robust, full-inox Smart sensors withstand repeated impacts and continuous exposure to cleaning and process fluids, extending the capabilities of the Smart family into extreme environments. Contrinex smart sensors, designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind, have all the answers when it comes to reducing complexity and cost. By implementing multiple sensing modes in a single sensor, Contrinex has given…

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Embedded miniature photoelectric distance sensors provide anti-collision protection during automated production

Summary During automated production of electronic equipment, compact multi-finger robot grippers transport parts between operations. In the event of a malfunction or an unplanned human intervention, there’s an unacceptable collision hazard; designers insist on an overriding anti-collision system. Miniature distance sensors, embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the gripper jaws, monitor the position of potential obstructions during travel, preventing accidents Contrinex distance sensors Customer Values Embedded miniature distance sensors ensure reliable detection of potential obstructions, eliminating collision hazards Compact 4mm x 4mm x 11m sensor envelope with no external housing allows easy integration in tight spaces Sensing distances of up to 40mm offer designers highly versatile options when specifying equipment Industry-standard PNP analog…

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Making Great Sensors Even Better – New M12M and M18M Metal-Bodied Photoelectric Sensors are Tougher and More Versatile

Equipped with Contrinex’s exclusive ASIC technology and featuring IO-Link connectivity, these robust devices take tough environments in their stride You’ll love these tough new additions to our tried-and-tested standard photoelectric range, introducing M12M and M18M metal-cased sensors that reinforce its highly regarded M18P plastic-bodied series. Featuring the same exclusive ASIC technology as their plastic-bodied counterparts, M12M and M18M devices are available in diffuse, reflex, through-beam and background-suppression (M18M only) variants, offering best-in-class sensing distances at highly competitive prices. With Ecolab approval, M18P photoelectric sensors are already a popular choice for process engineers in the food and beverage sector. The new M12M and M18M devices not only deliver the same proven sensing capability and…

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Multi-Mode Smart Sensors Deliver Cost-Effective Condition-Based Monitoring in Rotating Equipment

Customer Values Embeddable Smart Sensors monitor multiple parameters including deflection, vibration, temperature, linear position, angular displacement and cycle count A single sensor variant provides a range of functions in different locations on a piece of machinery Industry-standard IO-Link connectivity provides a single interface to the machine control system Dual-channel operation allows the sensor to deliver high-speed notifications directly to the control system if a critical failure occurs Cumulative operating data, including temperature profile and operating-cycle count, is recorded in on-board data storage Sensor configurations are stored locally, allowing plug-and-play replacement of sensors when needed Smart Sensors are ideal for remote locations as proven technology ensures highly reliable fit-and-forget operation with no day-to-day intervention…

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RFID Extreme

The Extreme family of metal, low-frequency components is particularly suitable for use in harsh environments, such as the steel industry, agriculture and other outdoor applications. It comprises stainless-steel (V2A / AISI 304) passive tags and threaded RWMs that utilize proprietary LF data communication (31.25 kHz). All components are insensitive to dirt and designed for outstanding performance in metallic environments. If the ContriNET protocol is used, these LF components can share one network with HF types, including the full range of interfaces. LF Extreme tags are readable/writable through metal and available in diameters of 10 mm, 16 mm, 26 mm, M16 and M30. Mounting is fully embeddable, including in metal, and maximum read/write distances…

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Smart Sensors – Available to order now!

Unlocking new sensing potential Contrinex breaks new ground with its state-of-the-art Smart Sensor portfolio, amalgamating its innovative multi-mode sensing capability with its well-established cloud-ready IO-Link inductive sensors. Smart Sensors, designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind, have all the answers when it comes to reducing complexity and cost. By implementing multiple sensing modes in a single sensor, Contrinex has given designers the freedom they’ve always dreamed about, offering exceptional versatility and simplified integration. Let Contrinex Smart Sensors supercharge your IoT strategy; enjoy all the advantages of the industry-standard IO-Link SSP 3.3 interface, plus the option of high-speed sensor-based decision-making using SIO. The only limit is your imagination… Multiple sensing…

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Customized Sensors Solutions

Adapting the sensor to the application In many cases, off-the-shelf sensors do the job without problems. However, the advent of Industry 4.0 and the demand for bespoke or single-batch production bring with them an increasing need for customized sensor solutions. Modifications range from minor changes to the wiring, housing or electronics to completely new functional principles. Depending on the application, completely different approaches may be needed, calling for substantial experience in the development of special solutions. Modern sensor technology makes it possible to measure hugely diverse parameters in mechanical and equipment engineering. Traditional sensors cope with many measuring tasks without any problems, but increasingly, some applications such as wind-power plants or safety equipment…

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ACTIVSTONE – Revolutionary triple protection

Inductive sensors with weld spatter-resistant ceramic coating The Weld-Immune range of inductive sensors now includes ceramic-coated types. In addition to mechanical shock resistance and immunity to the magnetic fields of welding equipment, the new sensors are characterized by a robust, weld spatter-resistant coating. This coating increases the service life of sensors, facilitates cleaning and helps to reduce machine downtime. Inductive sensors from Contrinex’s Weld-Immune range with ACTIVSTONE ™ coating now offer the highest level of weld spatter resistance. A high-performance ceramic material forms a durable, non-stick coating on all external surfaces of the sensor, including the fixing nuts. The coating material has been specially formulated for robustness and resists impacts and abrasion without…

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Safety light curtain with Bluetooth LE

Configure and monitor safety devices using smartphone app YBES light curtains include a Bluetooth-LE interface for remote, wireless configuration and real-time communication of status or diagnostic data to a smartphone or tablet. In addition to extended functionality (EDM, restart interlock, beam coding, etc.) and ease of use, operators benefit from reduced installation costs as safety relays are no longer required. YBES light curtains meet the highest Type 4 safety requirements of Category 4, PL e and Safety Integrity Level SIL 3. They offer blind-zone free mounting and an integrated alignment system. The new safety systems will be available for use from 2020. To prevent unauthorized access to hazardous areas, automated systems often rely…

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RFID Washdown

The Washdown family of full-metal, low-frequency components has been designed for demanding wash-in-place applications within the food, pharmaceutical and other industries. Passive tags from this family offer the highest mechanical and chemical resistance, being fully sealed, laser welded and made of food-grade stainless steel (V4A / AISI 316L). As a result, they are highly corrosion-proof, saltwater resistant and withstand aggressive solvents. With an enclosure rating of IP68 & IP69K, Washdown components resist high-pressure cleaning and function reliably in water. They have also been optimized for a wide operating temperature range: -40 to +125°C (-40 to +257°F). If the ContriNET protocol is used, LF RWMs can share one network with HF types, including the full range of interfaces.…

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Pressure resistant up to 500 bar (7255 PSI)

Robust inductive sensors with IO-Link for Industry 4.0 applications Contrinex’s High Pressure range of inductive sensors now features an optional IO-Link interface in PNP NO versions at no extra charge. This enables sensing applications in high-pressure environments to benefit from the control and monitoring functions of Industry 4.0 implementations. At the same time, maintenance costs can be reduced and system availability increased.For inductive sensing in high-pressure environments, a long service life at high operating and peak pressures is essential. Contrinex therefore uses particularly robust technology for its high-pressure resistant Extra Distance and Full Inox models. These sensors operate reliably over practically unlimited pressure cycles and tolerate continuous pressures of 500 bar (7255 PSI).…

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Full Inox Chip-Immune inductive sensors

New inductive sensors for metal machining processes Contrinex announces a new series of Chip-Immune sensors with NPN polarity to complement the existing range of PNP types. As a result, this sensor family is ready not only for metal-machining systems with positive logic (sink current; PNP) but also those with negative logic (source current; NPN). Machines for turning, milling, drilling or grinding metal will inevitably generate abrasion debris. For inductive sensors, which by their nature detect metal objects, this debris presents a difficult challenge. When sensors are covered with lubricant containing metal chips, there is a risk that they will supply incorrect signals to the control system. For these applications, sensor specialist Contrinex now…

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