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EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS

TO ILLUSTRATE THE WIDE-VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS SOLVED USING CONTRINEX SENSORS, WE HAVE POSTED A LARGE SELECTION OF EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS WHICH CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING ON AN IMAGE. BELOW ARE A SELECTION OF SOME OF THESE APPLICATIONS:
CUSTOMER VALUES Reliable, repeatable in-line testing of a range of different-sized containers Testing is completed at production-line speed Immediate identification of missing closures Elimination of manual inspection and potential batch rejection PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Extended sensing distances up to 40mm Unmatched combination of 40mm sensing distance in M30-diameter device
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex Extra Distance inductive sensors are ideal for this application, with the M30-diameter units operating reliably at sensing distances up to 40mm; a single sensor thus accommodates the entire range of container heights. Robust construction with chrome-plated brass bodies and PBTP sensing faces ensures that these devices are suitable for a busy production environment. A single sensor, located immediately after the sealing station and positioned directly above the production line, provides reliable, repeatable and fast detection of the aluminium-foil closures. With a switching frequency of up to 100Hz, this Extra Distance unit is well suited for fast-moving production where high-speed sensing is required. This Contrinex inductive sensor has an industry-standard PNP normally-open interface and an integral M12 cable connector, allowing easy removal and replacement of individual sensors for maintenance. Connection to the customer’s test equipment is via a flexible PVC-sheathed cable. With an unmatched combination of 40mm sensing distance in an M30-diameter device, the customer can now test the entire range of containers without adjusting the sensor height between batches. Contrinex Extra Distance inductive sensors deliver exceptionally reliable test results at production-line speed, without interruption.
A food-processing plant trusts Contrinex’s sensors to help it ensure plastic bottles, filled with liquid food products, are hermetically sealed and its customers kept safe. Prior to the containers being capped, a long-distance inductive sensor, positioned directly over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top of every container. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Aluminium-foil closures are commonly utilised as seals for plastic containers filled with ketchup, mustard and other table sauces. At a food-processing plant, closures are applied to filled containers passing along an automated production line, sealing the contents ready for capping and bulk packaging. From time to time, equipment malfunctions can occur and containers leave the sealing station without closures in place. If unsealed containers are not detected prior to capping, entire batches of product may require manual inspection, resulting in lost production, down-time or potential rejection by customers. An in-line sensor system inspecting each container could confirm the presence of a foil closure, rejecting any faulty items. Each production line processes containers in batches. The system must accommodate containers whose heights vary by up to 20mm, without adjustment of sensors between batches as successive batches may comprise containers of differing sizes.
CUSTOMER VALUES Rugged inductives ensure accurate positioning of materials, eliminating faults Miniature extra-distance sensor fits safely & unobtrusively into in-line welding station Immediate availability of diverse sensor range enables rapid increase in production capacity Proven technology ensures highly reliable fit-&- forget operation with no manual intervention PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Robust, metal-cased inductive proximity sensors suitable for easy integration Diverse portfolio offers exceptional range of sizes and sensing distances Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors IO-Link interface included for free – Ideal for Industry 4
OEM equipment builders have long relied on Contrinex as a single source of high-performance and reliable sensors for integration within their machines. The ability to supply the sensors from stock was also essential in this instance, as the machine was built to manufacture essential N95 face masks. The sensors synchronise material feeds in the machine during the assembly process and ensure the part-completed mask is positioned correctly. Designers specified rugged inductive sensors with IO-Link connectivity to prevent costly machine malfunctions. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand worldwide. While a single N95 mask is a relatively low-cost item, fast- moving production lines mean that any interruption to continuous operation is disproportionately expensive. Machine malfunctions not only cause lost production time but also result in costly manual intervention, and must be prevented. Purpose-built machines for manufacturing N95 masks must dovetail several material feeds prior to assembly; they must also ensure that part-completed masks are positioned correctly during the process. Successive workstations incorporate multiple position-sensing and presence- detection sensors that monitor the status of material feeds and cutter position, as well as checking part alignment for welding and printing. It is highly desirable to source these devices from a single manufacturer, minimizing spares inventory and ensuring a common interface throughout an entire machine.
Customer Solution OEM designers specified rugged inductive sensors from the Contrinex Basic and Miniature ranges. Not only did the available selection match the functional requirement exactly, the immediate availability of all the required devices from stock eliminated delays in ramping up capacity. All the specified sensors feature IO-Link connectivity, providing a single, industry-standard interface to the machine control system. Contrinex inductive sensors are designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind and provide an unobtrusive fit-and-forget solution. With a sensing distance of 4 mm, the two metal-cased M12 sensors used to monitor the positions of the steel fabric cutter and the printing head are robust and reliable. The M8 device that detects the feed position of the aluminium fixing strip has a V2A stainless- steel housing and an extended sensing distance of 2 mm, fitting snugly in the limited space available. The extra-distance miniature M5 sensor fitted at the welding station has a nickel-silver housing and was selected because of its 2.5-mm sensing distance, eliminating any danger of accidental collision during operation. Connection to all the specified sensors is via a PVC-sheathed cable with a 3-pin connector or 2-metre flying lead; alternative lengths are available. These highly versatile sensors meet designers’ needs for trouble-free operation using sensors from a single manufacturer. The solution is highly reliable, cost-effective and, critically, available without delay, allowing the immediate increase in machine-building capacity required by the OEM customer.
CONTRINEX IS RENOWNED FOR THE LONG SENSING DISTANCES OF ITS ‘500’ SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSORS - THESE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SENSORS ARE AVAILABLE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS.

500 SERIES - ‘EXTENDED DISTANCE INDUCTIVES

500 SERIES ‘EXTENDED DISTANCE INDUCTIVES - EXTRA SENSING DISTANCES AT EXCELLENT PRICES
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Excellent price performance ratio - Extended sensing distance A large variety of product shapes and sizes A choice of sensing distances (plus the sister 600 Series offering more affordable shorter distances and the Miniature family providing smaller sizes) Deviation in operating distance ≤2% Outstanding temperature compensation IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Contrinex’s 500 Series of inductive sensors offer extended sensing range with excellent accuracy and exceptional reliability at an economical price. Available in sizes from M8 to M30, plus C44 (40 x 40mm), with optional Ø 6.5 plain and 8 mm square-section models, the 500 Series is ideal for position-sensing and presence-sensing applications in almost any industry. Embeddable or non-embeddable variants are available, with either hard-wired, hermetically sealed connecting cables or integral metal connectors. Highly repeatable results are supplied at operating temperatures between -25°C and +70°C and the included IO- Link interface makes integration to Industry 4.0 easier and more powerful.
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500 SERIES - ‘EXTENDED

DISTANCE INDUCTIVES

CONTRINEX IS RENOWNED FOR THE LONG SENSING DISTANCES OF ITS ‘500’ SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSORS - THESE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SENSORS ARE AVAILABLE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS.
OEM equipment builders have long relied on Contrinex as a single source of high-performance and reliable sensors for integration within their machines. The ability to supply the sensors from stock was also essential in this instance, as the machine was built to manufacture essential N95 face masks. The sensors synchronise material feeds in the machine during the assembly process and ensure the part-completed mask is positioned correctly. Designers specified rugged inductive sensors with IO-Link connectivity to prevent costly machine malfunctions. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand worldwide. While a single N95 mask is a relatively low-cost item, fast- moving production lines mean that any interruption to continuous operation is disproportionately expensive. Machine malfunctions not only cause lost production time but also result in costly manual intervention, and must be prevented. Purpose-built machines for manufacturing N95 masks must dovetail several material feeds prior to assembly; they must also ensure that part-completed masks are positioned correctly during the process. Successive workstations incorporate multiple position-sensing and presence- detection sensors that monitor the status of material feeds and cutter position, as well as checking part alignment for welding and printing. It is highly desirable to source these devices from a single manufacturer, minimizing spares inventory and ensuring a common interface throughout an entire machine.
CUSTOMER VALUES Reliable, repeatable in-line testing of a range of different-sized containers Testing is completed at production-line speed Immediate identification of missing closures Elimination of manual inspection and potential batch rejection PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Extended sensing distances up to 40mm Unmatched combination of 40mm sensing distance in M30-diameter device
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex Extra Distance inductive sensors are ideal for this application, with the M30-diameter units operating reliably at sensing distances up to 40mm; a single sensor thus accommodates the entire range of container heights. Robust construction with chrome-plated brass bodies and PBTP sensing faces ensures that these devices are suitable for a busy production environment. A single sensor, located immediately after the sealing station and positioned directly above the production line, provides reliable, repeatable and fast detection of the aluminium-foil closures. With a switching frequency of up to 100Hz, this Extra Distance unit is well suited for fast-moving production where high-speed sensing is required. This Contrinex inductive sensor has an industry-standard PNP normally-open interface and an integral M12 cable connector, allowing easy removal and replacement of individual sensors for maintenance. Connection to the customer’s test equipment is via a flexible PVC-sheathed cable. With an unmatched combination of 40mm sensing distance in an M30-diameter device, the customer can now test the entire range of containers without adjusting the sensor height between batches. Contrinex Extra Distance inductive sensors deliver exceptionally reliable test results at production-line speed, without interruption.
A food-processing plant trusts Contrinex’s sensors to help it ensure plastic bottles, filled with liquid food products, are hermetically sealed and its customers kept safe. Prior to the containers being capped, a long-distance inductive sensor, positioned directly over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top of every container. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Aluminium-foil closures are commonly utilised as seals for plastic containers filled with ketchup, mustard and other table sauces. At a food-processing plant, closures are applied to filled containers passing along an automated production line, sealing the contents ready for capping and bulk packaging. From time to time, equipment malfunctions can occur and containers leave the sealing station without closures in place. If unsealed containers are not detected prior to capping, entire batches of product may require manual inspection, resulting in lost production, down-time or potential rejection by customers. An in-line sensor system inspecting each container could confirm the presence of a foil closure, rejecting any faulty items. Each production line processes containers in batches. The system must accommodate containers whose heights vary by up to 20mm, without adjustment of sensors between batches as successive batches may comprise containers of differing sizes.
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CUSTOMER VALUES Rugged inductives ensure accurate positioning of materials, eliminating faults Miniature extra-distance sensor fits safely & unobtrusively into in-line welding station Immediate availability of diverse sensor range enables rapid increase in production capacity Proven technology ensures highly reliable fit-&- forget operation with no manual intervention PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Robust, metal-cased inductive proximity sensors suitable for easy integration Diverse portfolio offers exceptional range of sizes and sensing distances Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors IO-Link interface included for free – Ideal for Industry 4
Customer Solution OEM designers specified rugged inductive sensors from the Contrinex Basic and Miniature ranges. Not only did the available selection match the functional requirement exactly, the immediate availability of all the required devices from stock eliminated delays in ramping up capacity. All the specified sensors feature IO-Link connectivity, providing a single, industry-standard interface to the machine control system. Contrinex inductive sensors are designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind and provide an unobtrusive fit-and-forget solution. With a sensing distance of 4 mm, the two metal-cased M12 sensors used to monitor the positions of the steel fabric cutter and the printing head are robust and reliable. The M8 device that detects the feed position of the aluminium fixing strip has a V2A stainless- steel housing and an extended sensing distance of 2 mm, fitting snugly in the limited space available. The extra-distance miniature M5 sensor fitted at the welding station has a nickel-silver housing and was selected because of its 2.5-mm sensing distance, eliminating any danger of accidental collision during operation. Connection to all the specified sensors is via a PVC-sheathed cable with a 3-pin connector or 2-metre flying lead; alternative lengths are available. These highly versatile sensors meet designers’ needs for trouble-free operation using sensors from a single manufacturer. The solution is highly reliable, cost-effective and, critically, available without delay, allowing the immediate increase in machine-building capacity required by the OEM customer.
500 SERIES ‘EXTENDED DISTANCE INDUCTIVES - EXTRA SENSING DISTANCES AT EXCELLENT PRICES
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Excellent price performance ratio - Extended sensing distance A large variety of product shapes and sizes A choice of sensing distances (plus the sister 600 Series offering more affordable shorter distances and the Miniature family providing smaller sizes) Deviation in operating distance ≤2% Outstanding temperature compensation IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Contrinex’s 500 Series of inductive sensors offer extended sensing range with excellent accuracy and exceptional reliability at an economical price. Available in sizes from M8 to M30, plus C44 (40 x 40mm), with optional Ø 6.5 plain and 8 mm square- section models, the 500 Series is ideal for position-sensing and presence-sensing applications in almost any industry. Embeddable or non-embeddable variants are available, with either hard-wired, hermetically sealed connecting cables or integral metal connectors. Highly repeatable results are supplied at operating temperatures between -25°C and +70°C and the included IO-Link interface makes integration to Industry 4.0 easier and more powerful.