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Classics Basic range includes new, M30 inductive sensor with extended operating distance and IO-Link

Classics Basic RangeSwiss sensor specialist Contrinex announces an addition to its highly successful Classics family of M30 inductive proximity sensors, extending the maximum operating distance for its Classics Basic range to 25mm.

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Magnetically or RFID-coded safety sensors provide contactless security for doors, hoods and flaps

Coded Safety SensorsMany systems and machines require safety devices to prevent unauthorized access or intervention during operation. A simple light grid is in many cases not sufficient, for example to prevent the escape of noise, heat, dust, etc. from inside presses, robotic cells or injection molding equipment.

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Short- or long-range photoelectric sensors for precise distance measurement

Photoelectric Sensors For Distance MeasurementAs contactless measurement devices, photoelectric distance sensors are suitable for numerous areas of application. Different operating principles are available, depending on the distance to be measured. The specialists at Contrinex use a laser triangulation method for highly accurate distance measurement at short ranges, while at long ranges they prefer the optical time-of-flight (TOF) method.

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Rugged inductive sensors prevent overloading of telescopic lifting arm on hooklift truck

Rugged Inductive Sensors Prevent OverloadingA hooklift truck utilizes a hydraulic system for loading and unloading a demountable container. The driver engages a lifting hook with the container before lifting it onto the vehicle’s load bed. Rugged sensor systems detect the position of the telescopic lifting arm prior to activating the lifting sequence, ensuring it is not extended.

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

Full Inox Inductive SensorsMachines 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.

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

Rotatable C44 Inductive SensorsSwiss 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.

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

Small Photoelectric M18 SensorsWith 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).

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Space-saving and robust; Safetinex Slim: Type 2 Safety light curtains for hand protection

Safetinex Slim Light CurtainsFeaturing rugged 26 x 26 mm aluminum housings, Safetinex Slim light curtains from Contrinex ensure optimum workplace ergonomics.
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Fast response time, high resolution and easy to install: Light grids are remarkably versatile

DGI Detection GridsIndustrial practice shows that safety applications are not the only areas where light grids can be effective. For example, they are ideal for monitoring or counting objects.

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Reliable detection of transparent objects; Photoelectric sensor uses UV light

C23 Photoelectric SensorsWhen 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.

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Miniature photoelectric sensors with IO-Link and Ecolab approval are ideal for hygienic manufacturing areas

Miniature Photoelectric SensorsSwiss sensor specialist Contrinex announces Ecolab certification for its high-performing C23 photoelectric sensors with IO-Link connectivity. Food and beverage manufacturers requiring food-safe sensors can now benefit from remote adjustment of sensitivity and other operating parameters, features which are already boosting productivity in other fast-moving process production facilities.

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C23 Full Inox inductive sensors maintain control in automated assembly

C23 Full Inox Inductive SensorsRugged inductive sensors detect the presence and position of equipment or components at each stage to ensure that parts are correctly aligned and ready for the next operation.

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Rugged Washdown Inductive Sensors Monitor Position of Control Valves During Dairy-Product Processing

Rugged Washdown Inductive SensorsRobust washdown inductive sensors, mounted on existing rotary actuators, monitor control-valve status around the clock, providing real-time positional feedback to a plant-wide control system in a simple, cost-effective manner.

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Rugged Inductive Sensors Detect Position of Demountable Container on Hooklift Trucks

Rugged Inductive SensorsRugged sensor systems detect the position of the container prior to activating the locking mechanism, ensuring the bolts will engage correctly; sensors must be mechanically robust and withstand harsh outdoors conditions.

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Rugged Inductive Sensors Confirm Engagement of Safety Interlocks on Hooklift Trucks

Inductive Sensor Safety InterlocksA hooklift truck utilizes a hydraulic system for loading and unloading a demountable container. Once the container is correctly positioned on the vehicle’s load bed, interlocks engage with its base, securing it in position. Rugged sensor systems detect full engagement of the interlocks, ensuring the truck is safely loaded prior to driving away.

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New! Safety Relay: High-speed safety relay allows shorter overall safety distances

High-Speed Safety RelaySwiss safety-systems specialist Contrinex launches a new high-speed Safety Relay suitable for use with its Safetinex Type 2 and Type 4 light curtains. With a faster re-sponse time of just 10ms, the new Safety Relay allows engineers to specify shorter overall safety distances when designing safety systems in accordance with ANSI B11.19 or EN ISO 13855 standards.

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High-frequency RFID read/write modules: Now available with IO-Link!

RFID Read/Write ModulesThanks to the new high frequency RFID read/write modules (HF RWMs) with IO-Link interface V 1.1, it has never been easier to plug and play. Contrinex designed them specifically for easy, cost-effective integration into existing control systems.

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Full Inox Miniature: Small, smart and indestructible

Full Inox MiniatureThe 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.

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Contrinex food-grade inductive sensors withstand high-pressure washdown cleaning

Food-Grade Inductive SensorsContrinex 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.

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Contrinex food-grade inductive sensors withstand high-pressure washdown cleaning

Food-Grade Inductive SensorsContrinex stainless-steel washdown sensors withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high-pressure water jets, offering highly robust solutions for the harshest operating environments.

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The C23 Full Inox Extreme series of inductive full-metal sensors

C23 Full InoxThe new C23 Full Inox series of flat, full-metal inductive sensors is ideal for applications where the environment is harsh and space is scarce, but long operating distances are still indispensable. Thanks to Contrinex ASIC technology, these miniature-sized sensors are highly accurate and include an IO-Link interface.

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Light Curtains Ensure Operator Safety During Heat Staking in White-Goods Manufacture

Light Curtains Ensure Operator SafetyDuring semi-automated heat staking of assemblies for domestic white goods, manufacturers use light curtains to preserve operator safety without compromising production throughput.

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C23 photoelectric sensors keep high-volume food packaging operations under control

C23 Photoelectric SensorsVersatile C23 photoelectric sensors from Swiss manufacturer Contrinex play a vital role in managing high-volume, automated food-packaging operations. Manufacturers rely on these high performance devices to maintain an appropriate degree of control across multiple discrete process stages, ensuring maximum uptime.

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Sensor tester with micro-USB socket

New Sensor TesterWhatever the sensor type, for fast field checks and demonstrations the new Contrinex sensor tester is an essential addition to any toolbox.

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ContriNet: the powerful RFID network for low and high frequency

ContriNet RFID NetworkUsers of industrial RFID can maximize the flexibility of their systems with the powerful ContriNet RS485 network from Contrinex.

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High Temperature: for the hottest work

High TemperatureThe Contrinex High Temperature range includes sensors in sizes from M8 to M50. Sensors that have an internal amplifier resist temperatures of +180°C, while those with an external amplifier withstand temperatures up to + 230°C.

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Extra Distance Inductive Sensors Detect Presence of Metal Washers in Plastic Assemblies

Extra Distance Inductive SensorsA custom-built testing machine tests a tray of 70 knobs in a single cycle; long-distance inductive sensors, positioned directly below the knobs, confirm the presence of a washer in each assembly.

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Rugged Inductive Sensor Detects Position of Forklift Forks When Opening Container Lid

Rugged Inductive SensorA container manufacturer uses a modified forklift, fitted with two sets of forks, for unloading bulk cargo. The lower forks support the container while the upper forks control the lid. When unloading, the lid opens and the lower forks rotate, tipping out the contents. A robust inductive sensor senses the position of the lid, ensuring it opens fully before emptying.

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Speed Monitoring for Mobile Compost Turning Equipment

Compost Equipment MonitoringTo monitor the speed of industrial composting machines, robust and reliable FULL INOX sensors operate continuously inside the rotor, withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures. Fast drying of materials, optimal decomposition and reliable sanitization are assured.

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Ram Position Sensing for Manual Punch-Riveting Tool

Ram Position SensingA German manufacturer of cold-forming tools for joining sheet metal uses position sensing to control the operation of a manual punch-riveting tool. A high-pressure inductive sensor mounted directly into the wall of a small pneumohydraulic cylinder detects the position of the hydraulic ram, preventing the operating cycle from starting unless the ram is fully retracted.

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Infrared Light Curtain Detects Presence of Unfinished Parts During Manufacture

Infrared Light CurtainDuring manufacture of mechanical assemblies for automotive production, an operator uses a manually operated machine to weld metal parts together. After welding, the operator drops the assembly in a transport bin ready for dispatch. As each assembly is placed in the bin, an infrared light curtain detects its presence and confirms that the welding cycle has been completed correctly.

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Rugged Photoelectric Sensor Detects Presence of Trolley-Bus Current Collector

Rugged Photoelectric SensorWhen a trolley bus reaches a road junction, wire-switches, installed on the overhead conductor cables, control its direction of travel. Switches may be in the default “straight-through” position or in “turnout” position. As a bus passes a switch in turnout position, a sensor mounted on the overhead cables detects the presence of the current collector. The control system then resets the switch to the default position.

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RFID Tags Provide Accurate Position Sensing for Rail-Mounted Conveying Machine

RFID Tags For Position SensingA manufacturer of bulk material-handling equipment uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to sense the position of a large rail-mounted reclamation-conveyor operating in a hot, dusty environment.

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Rugged Inductive Sensor Detects Position of Bridge Sections During Roadway Construction

Inductive Sensor For Roadway ConstructionModern road bridges typically utilize beam construction; mobile cranes lift prefabricated bridge sections onto pairs of support columns. Multiple heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders support the ends of each section, allowing accurate height adjustment prior to final positioning.

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ECO: unbeatable price-performance ratio

ECONew manufacturing processes make the ECO range unbeatable in its class on both price and performance. Despite the low price, no compromise has been made on quality, reliability or durability.

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Weld-Immune: magnetic-field immune

Weld-ImmuneIn welding robots and systems, the ultimate hallmark of quality for an inductive sensor is the reliability of its signal, even in the presence of magnetic fields.

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C23 Full Inox: flat, rugged, efficient

New C23 Full InoxThe new, flat C23 is ideal for applications where space is scarce but long operating distances are still indispensable. With this sensor’s all-metal housing, applications do not need to pull any punches.

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Photoelectric Distance Sensors

Photoelectric Distance SensorsWith the new C23 and C55 series, Contrinex not only meets the demand for photoelectric sensors for ultra-precise distance measurement, but also for the measurement of very large distances.

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C23 Series: the allrounders

C23 SeriesThe new C23 series of miniature photoelectric sensors, available in diffuse, reflex, through-beam and background suppression types, offers solutions for a wide range of industries and applications.

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Miniature Inductive Sensor Accurately Detects Position of High-Speed Spindle

Miniature Inductive SensorContrinex 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.

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) of Parts for Optimized Process Control

Radio Frequency IdentificationA German manufacturer of industrial workpiece-carrier systems uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to identify individual carriers and initiate automated in-process washing. A read-write module, mounted at the washing station, interrogates the nylon-encased RFID tag on the approaching carrier.

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C12 Series: save space, keep performance

C12 SeriesThe new C12 series of photoelectric sensors offers reflex, through-beam and background suppression types in a subminiature cubic housing. The very small dimensions of these sensors enable installation wherever space and optical opening are limited. Despite their size, all C12 sensors have long sensing ranges.

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New M8 size: Full Inox Weld-Immune sensors

New M8 SensorsSmall, robust and durable: Contrinex’s full-metal, weld-immune sensors are now available in a space-saving M8 size. They offer outstanding mechanical stability and are virtually indestructible.

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M12 size, Full Inox sensors with extremely long operating distance

New M12 SensorsNo fewer than four new, full-metal versions (PNP, NPN, NO, NC) in size M12 offer the unique benefit of a 15 mm operating distance. In this way, Contrinex adds an innovative technology to its Full Inox Extreme range as a solution for customers who need robust sensors with maximum operating distances.

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Newcomer to range – MiniMini M4: The miniature sensor with a thread, but only 12 mm long

MiniMini M4 SensorContrinex has expanded its inductive Classics Miniature range to include a new model, and now offers the MiniMini sensor also in an M4 version. The thread facilitates sensor mounting and creates additional application possibilities.

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MiniMini: The world’s smallest inductive sensor

MiniMini Inductive SensorJust twelve millimeters in length and three millimeters in diameter – these tiny dimensions make the MiniMini the smallest inductive sensor in the world.

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SAFETINEX Type 2 light curtains

SAFETINEX Light CurtainsThe newly developed YBB Type 2 series comprises a complete range of 30 mm resolution hand protection devices for all your Type 2, PL c, SIL 1 applications.

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EtherCAT interface - RFID made easy in all environments

EtherCAT RFID InterfaceThe EtherCAT interface is one of four Ethernet-based interface devices offered by Contrinex. Interface devices for Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet IO and POWERLINK are also available. Using the EtherCAT interface, Contrinex’s high frequency RFID system can be connected to the EtherCAT fieldbus, which is frequently used in industrial automation applications.

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Contrast Sensor - Precise, Fast, Reliable

Contrast SensorThe new contrast sensor emits a focused beam of light with a red, green or blue light emitter. Color selection takes place automatically during the teach-in procedure in order to achieve the best contrast resolution for highly reliable detection.

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IO-Link Contrinex: Sensors learn to talk

Contrinex IO-Link ContrinexIO-Link is the first worldwide standardized IO technology (IEC 61131-9) to allow communication with sensors and actuators. Devices are identified, parameterized and diagnosed. Cyclic information about device status is also obtained through "process data".

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Full Inox Basic: Robust inductive sensors for the entry level

Full Inox BasicThe Full Inox BASIC family closes the gap for applications that cannot dispense with a full-metal housing, but still need a cost-effective solution. The BASIC line combines the robustness and long life of the Full Inox family with the sensor properties of standard technology to offer a cost-effective entry into the world of the full-metal sensors.

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All-metal weld immune inductive sensor

Weld Immune Inductive SensorThe 700 series all-metal sensor from Contrinex’s Full Inox family is known for it robustness, reliability and durability. In combination with features like Factor 1 and weld immunity these all-metal sensors are the perfect solution for applications in automated welding cells.

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Photoelectric sensor for food industry

Photoelectric SensorIn the food industry, hygiene requirements are crucial to sensor choice. Since high speed, reliable detection is the key success factor for flexible filling and packaging solutions, Contrinex now offers specifically optimized  photoelectric sensors. They have excellent background suppression and a robust plexiglass window.

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The new Contrinex C44 inductive sensors

C44 Inductive SensorsThe new C44 from Contrinex offers enhanced performance, reliability and flexibility at an extraordinary price performance ratio.

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New Contrinex HF-RFID tags and miniature read/write modules with USB connector

New HF-RFID TagsContrinex presents important new developments for its high-frequency RFID system. To ensure excellent traceability even in difficult environments, Contrinex now offers tags that are embeddable in metal, tags for high temperature applications, and miniature read/write modules with an integral USB connector for use in confined spaces.

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New inductive sensors and HF-RFID tags for high temperature applications

New Inductive SensorsEspecially for use in areas with very high ambient temperatures, Contrinex has developed new inductive sensors with integral electronics and new high frequency RFID tags.

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