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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Photoelectric miniature sensor in place of optical fiber

In some applications, installation space is so limited that there is no room for photoelectric sensors. So optical fibers are often used, despite their higher installation cost. Now Contrinex has developed a new photoelectric sensor which, due to its extremely small size, offers the ideal alternative. The sensor specialist has developed a 4 mm diameter or M5 threaded photoelectric sensor that is ideal for use in the robots, grippers, and small conveyors that must detect very small parts, typically in packaging, logistics, assembly and automation applications. All components of the miniature sensor, from the active light source with optics to…

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Photoelectric M18 Sensors With IO-Link; Complete family

Many of today’s industries and applications rely on photoelectric sensor technology. Contactless operation and long sensing ranges are ideal for numerous automation tasks, including in the packaging industry. With an integral IO-Link interface, Contrinex sensors bridge the gap between production machines and the digital world for the future industrial Internet of Things (IoT).Small, flexible and easy to integrate into different machine environments: all these requirements are met by the new photoelectric sensors of Contrinex’s short M18 series. This includes reflex, through-beam and diffuse sensors with or without background suppression. The small plastic housings with M18 diameter are only 33 mm…

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Flexibility meets long distance; Rotatable C44 inductive sensors offer maximum mounting flexibility, long operating distances and IO-Link

Swiss sensor specialist Contrinex has equipped its C44 inductive sensors with an IO-Link interface. These cubic devices with a rotatable head and IP68/IP69K protection rating offer extraordinary flexibility, long sensor life and IoT compatibility for a variety of applications.The rotatable head of C44 inductive sensors allows them to be turned in five directions, providing maximum flexibility during installation. Tool-free mounting minimizes installation time and four LEDs indicate operating status. Connection is through an integral M12 connector. An extended operating temperature of -25 °C to +85 °C (-13 °F to +185 °F) and IP68/IP69K protection rating ensure reliable switching, even in…

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Long-range photoelectric sensor counts shrink-wrapped carton packs

During high-volume confectionery packaging operations, conveyors deliver stacked cartons to shrink-wrapping stations. At each station, a wrapping machine encloses a stack in heat-shrink film and an infrared oven shrinks the film to form a sealed pack of carton. A long-distance through-beam photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the conveyor, senses the presence of each pack as it leaves the oven and signals a plant-wide control system to increment the production throughput totals. Customer Values Reliable long-range item counting on a non-contact basisImproved data accuracy arising from real-time, error-free pack detectionIncreased productivity as stability alarm flags preventative-maintenance needsSingle sensor accommodates a range of…

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Miniature Ecolab-certified photoelectric sensor detects presence of cheese portions in high-volume food processing

During high-volume production of individually packaged cheese portions, conveyors deliver product to packaging stations. In-line buffering stations regulate flow to match packaging throughput; miniature Ecolab-certified sensors detect the presence of each portion after buffering, triggering the packaging cycle. Sensitivity parameters for each portion size, stored on the sensor’s inbuilt memory, may be updated remotely without manual intervention, eliminating the need for unplanned sanitization between batches. Customer Values Ecolab-certified sensors are ideal for hygienic production facilitiesWide operating range accommodates full range of portion sizesSensitivity parameters are retrieved or updated remotely via IO-LinkUnnecessary sanitization between batches is avoidedSimple one- or two-step teach…

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Miniature Inductive Sensor Accurately Detects Position of High-Speed Spindle

High-speed machining centers often feature automatic tool-changers that help maximize productivity. A Swiss drive-motor manufacturer uses sensor technology to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence. Contrinex miniature inductive sensors detect the position of a slotted centering-disc mounted on the motor shaft with exceptional repeatability and positional accuracy better than 0.01 mm. Customer Values Highly accurate, repeatable sensing performance in demanding conditionsEmbeddable miniature sensor with minimal effect on machine dynamicsFit-and-forget operation with excellent resistance to shock and vibrationAffordable, highly reliable solution Specific Product Advantages Lightweight, hermetically sealed miniature sensorsV2A/AISI 303 stainless-steel construction with vacuum-encapsulated…

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Magnetisch oder RFID-kodierte Sicherheitssensoren bieten kontaktfreien Schutz für Türen, Hauben und Klappen

Viele Anlagen und Maschinen benötigen Sicherheitseinrichtungen, um während des Betriebs einen unbefugten Zutritt oder Zugriff zu verhindern. Ein einfaches Lichtgitter ist in vielen Fällen nicht ausreichend, denn Lärm, Hitze, Staub etc. dürfen z. B. aus Pressen, Roboter-Zellen oder Spritzgussanlagen nicht entweichen. Umgekehrt müssen Anlagen in der Lebensmittel- und Pharmaindustrie aus Hygienegründen vor eindringenden Fremdkörpern geschützt sein. Verschiedene Türen, Hauben oder Klappen helfen da weiter. Deren Stellung lässt sich nun mit einem magnetisch- oder RFID-kodierten, ECOLAB-zertifizierten Sicherheitssensor von Contrinex genau erkennen. Der Sensor arbeitet berührungslos, hat also keinen Verschleiß und damit lange Wartungsintervalle. Das magnetisch kodierte System (Typ 4 nach ISO…

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Small photoelectric M18 sensors with IO-Link; Reflex, through-beam and diffuse sensors with or without background suppression

Many of today’s industries and applications rely on photoelectric sensor technology. Contactless operation and long sensing ranges are ideal for numerous automation tasks, including in the packaging industry. With an integral IO-Link interface, Contrinex sensors bridge the gap between production machines and the digital world for the future industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Small, flexible and easy to integrate into different machine environments: all these requirements are met by the new photoelectric sensors of Contrinex’s short M18 series. This includes reflex, through-beam and diffuse sensors with or without background suppression. The small plastic housings with M18 diameter are only 33…

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Reliable detection of transparent objects; Photoelectric sensor uses UV light

When it comes to detecting transparent objects, the limits of conventional photoelectric sensors are soon apparent. Since clear glass or plastic absorb only a small amount of light, there is little difference between emitted and received light levels. As a result, switching signals may be unclear. Contamination by dust or moisture on the lens – unavoidable in many areas of application – can lead to counting errors. Until now, such problems have been mitigated through the use of complex algorithms in the controller or by constant fine adjustment. A new approach offers a solution. The Contrinex TRU-C23 photoelectric sensor is…

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Inductive Extra Distance

Contrinex EXTRA DISTANCE (500 series) inductive sensors allow best-in-class sensing distances up to 40mm without compromising accuracy, robustness or reliability. The sensing distance is up to 4x greater which provides extra safety for staff and machinery. Sized from M5 to M30, the Extra Distance family includes cable and connector versions with a choice of PNP or NPN output configurations.

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Full Inox Chip-immune inductive sensors: Immune to fragments of iron, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper or titanium

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 offers its Chip-Immune series of inductive sensors in M12, M18 or M30 housings for non-embeddable mounting. Even when covered with chips of iron, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper or titanium, they will reliably detect targets made of these metals. The sensor…

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Flexibility meets long distance; Rotatable C44 inductive sensors offer maximum mounting flexibility, long operating distances and IO-Link

Swiss sensor specialist Contrinex has equipped its C44 inductive sensors with an IO-Link interface. These cubic devices with a rotatable head and IP68/IP69K protection rating offer extraordinary flexibility, long sensor life and IoT compatibility for a variety of applications.The rotatable head of C44 inductive sensors allows them to be turned in five directions, providing maximum flexibility during installation. Tool-free mounting minimizes installation time and four LEDs indicate operating status. Connection is through an integral M12 connector.An extended operating temperature of -25 °C to +85 °C (-13 °F to +185 °F) and IP68/IP69K protection rating ensure reliable switching, even in harsh…

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Full Inox Miniature: Small, smart and indestructible

The new series of Full Inox Miniature inductive sensors from Contrinex are the smallest self-contained inductive sensors on the market. Available in sizes M5 and Ø 4 mm as both PNP and NPN types, they are ideal for use wherever space is scarce and operating conditions are harsh. Thanks to a high-quality ASIC with integral IO-Link interface, all PNP-types in this series satisfy the requirements of smart factories. Full Inox Miniature sensors have excellent temperature stability from -25°C to +70°C (-13°F to +158°F), a high switching frequency up to 1200 Hz and a long operating distance of 3 mm. The…

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Washdown sensors; food-grade inductive sensors withstand high-pressure cleaning

Food-grade washdown inductive sensors from Swiss manufacturer Contrinex are completely compatible with the strict hygiene standards of the dairy industry, helping maximize plant utilization during round-the-clock production of milk-based foodstuffs. Rated to IP68/IP69K, Contrinex stainless-steel washdown sensors withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high-pressure water jets, offering highly robust solutions for the harshest operating environments. Food-grade sensors are available with IO-Link, a standardized serial connection protocol, providing digital communication in washdown areas at no additional cost. Customer value Maximum plant utilization in hygienic processesElimination of sensor-related downtimeDigital communication without the need for special cablingOutstanding process monitoring and control capabilitiesFast, easy…

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The C23 Full Inox Extreme series of inductive full-metal sensors – flat, rugged, efficient

The new C23 Full Inox series of flat, full-metal inductive sensors is ideal for applica-tions where the environment is harsh and space is scarce, but long operating distanc-es are still indispensable. Thanks to Contrinex ASIC technology, these miniature-sized sensors are highly accurate and include an IO-Link interface. C23 Full Inox Extreme sensors offer the advantage of factor of 1 on steel and aluminium. Compared with similar sensors, they are distinguished not only by their IO-Link interface but also by better quality, a longer service life, greater resilience and, last but not least, by their excellent price-performance ratio. With this sensor's…

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