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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 Highly accurate, repeatable sensing performance in demanding conditions Embeddable miniature sensor with minimal effect on machine dynamics Fit-and-forget operation with excellent resistance to shock and vibration Affordable, highly reliable solution PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Lightweight, hermetically sealed miniature sensors V2A/AISI 303 stainless-steel construction with vacuum-encapsulated electronics Best-in-class 0.8mm sensing distance
High-speed machining centres often feature automatic tool- changers that help maximise productivity. A 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 centring-disc mounted on the motor shaft with exceptional repeatability and positional accuracy better than 0.01 mm. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Modern machining centres execute multiple metal-cutting operations at a single station, often deploying a separate tool for each operation. Time spent changing tools is non- productive, reducing efficiency and machine utilization. Automating tool-changes keeps lost time to a minimum but requires highly accurate positional measurement of the main spindle to prevent damage occurring. After completion of an operation, the main spindle of the machine comes to rest. Only after it reaches the null position – the point at which the tool disengages completely – is the tool-change sequence initiated. Reliable detection of the null position requires exceptional accuracy and repeatability in sensing the position of a shaft previously rotating at up to 14,000rpm. A miniature sensor, capable of withstanding mechanical shock, high levels of vibration and an oily environment, must detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the drive-motor shaft. The required angular resolution translates to a positional accuracy of better than 0.01mm.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex inductive sensors are designed for exceptional long-term reliability and repeatability in demanding environments, and lightweight sensors from the Miniature range are ideal for this application. Constructed from V2A/AISI 303 stainless steel with PPE sensing faces and hermetically sealed cable entries, these embeddable M5-diameter sensors take up minimal space. The centring disc is mounted in a rotary-encoder housing fitted to the drive-motor shaft. The 25mm-long sensor is embedded directly in the wall of the housing and the sensing distance of 0.8mm eliminates any risk of accidental collision with the disc. The sensors are configured with an industry- standard PNP normally-open interface, connected to the customer’s control system via a flexible, oil-resistant PUR sheathed cable. Vacuum-encapsulated electronics ensure excellent resistance to shock and vibration, and no additional electrical or mechanical protection is required. Fit-and-forget operation keeps maintenance requirements to a minimum, overcoming the mechanical fragility of alternative optical-sensing encoder technology. The sensor detects the position of the centring disc, reliably and repeatably, with an accuracy better than the required 0.01mm. Contrinex Miniature inductive sensors provide a highly effective and affordable solution
APPLICATION - ROBUST M5 INDUCTIVE KEEPS HIGH-SPEED SPINDLE MONITORING
CONTRINEX, BEING SWISS, HAS AN EXPECTATION FOR EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THEY EXCEL IN THIS ARENA, WITH FOR EXAMPLE THE WORLDS SMALLEST INDUCTIVE SENSOR.

MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS

MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - SMALL SIZE / WIDE CHOICE / BIG PERFORMANCE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Smallest self-contained miniature inductive sensors on the market Sizes from ø3 to ø4 mm and 5 x 5mm Very long sensing ranges up to 2.5mm Choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Contrinex’s excellence in manufacturing high-performance inductive sensors for position- or presence-sensing extends to its miniature inductive range, which includes the smallest self-contained inductive sensors on the market - Miniaturisation without compromising on functionality. Sensors from this range offer a choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), advanced Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) sensor technology. Available in plain and threaded sizes from Ø 3 to M5 and as a 5 mm square-section type, these sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms. An IO-Link interface is also available for communication in PNP NO versions.
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MINIATURE INDUCTIVE

SENSORS

CONTRINEX, BEING SWISS, HAS AN EXPECTATION FOR EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THEY EXCEL IN THIS ARENA, WITH FOR EXAMPLE THE WORLDS SMALLEST INDUCTIVE SENSOR.
CUSTOMER VALUES Fast and easy upgrade of mechanical limit switches Tool-free mounting Rotatable sensing face, mountable in five directions Significant reduction in downtime PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Long operating distance up to 40 mm Highly flexible, reliable and economical Suitable for harsh environments and temperatures from -25°C to +85°C Long life, especially in applications with temperature fluctuations and vibrations High switching frequencies, reliable switching Changeover outputs 4 LED indicators• IO-Link interface
High-speed machining centres often feature automatic tool- changers that help maximise productivity. A 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 centring-disc mounted on the motor shaft with exceptional repeatability and positional accuracy better than 0.01 mm. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Modern machining centres execute multiple metal-cutting operations at a single station, often deploying a separate tool for each operation. Time spent changing tools is non- productive, reducing efficiency and machine utilization. Automating tool-changes keeps lost time to a minimum but requires highly accurate positional measurement of the main spindle to prevent damage occurring. After completion of an operation, the main spindle of the machine comes to rest. Only after it reaches the null position – the point at which the tool disengages completely – is the tool-change sequence initiated. Reliable detection of the null position requires exceptional accuracy and repeatability in sensing the position of a shaft previously rotating at up to 14,000rpm. A miniature sensor, capable of withstanding mechanical shock, high levels of vibration and an oily environment, must detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the drive-motor shaft. The required angular resolution translates to a positional accuracy of better than 0.01mm.
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MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - SMALL SIZE / WIDE CHOICE / BIG PERFORMANCE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Smallest self-contained miniature inductive sensors on the market Sizes from ø3 to ø4 mm and 5 x 5mm Very long sensing ranges up to 2.5mm Choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Contrinex’s excellence in manufacturing high-performance inductive sensors for position- or presence-sensing extends to its miniature inductive range, which includes the smallest self- contained inductive sensors on the market - Miniaturisation without compromising on functionality. Sensors from this range offer a choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), advanced Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) sensor technology. Available in plain and threaded sizes from Ø 3 to M5 and as a 5 mm square-section type, these sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms. An IO-Link interface is also available for communication in PNP NO versions.