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BASIC INDUCTIVE SENSORS ‘BASIC’ doesn’t mean compromise for Contrinex’s ‘600’ Series inductive sensor family. These high-quality, inductive sensors are available in a wide variety of sizes and specifications. CLICK HERE to view this product family on Contrinex’s website, or call us to help guide you through selection, or answer your questions. Below are links to additional information and application stories.
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Container-handling cranes in Britain’s busy seaports operate around the clock relying upon Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors on each hoist carriage to detect its position with respect to the crane structure and prevent it travelling outside preset limits. Because mechanical play in the hoist carriage allows a small amount of lateral drift as it travels along the crane structure, Contrinex’s long sensing distance is essential to prevent the sensor colliding with the crane structure. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Loading and unloading containers in a busy British seaport is a 24- hour activity, all year round, with optimum utilisation of storage space being essential to achieve maximum operating efficiency. Container-handling cranes operate above a storage area, positioning containers before lowering them into place. The hoist carriage on each crane travels along the length of the crane structure, traversing the width of the storage area to achieve complete coverage of the available storage space. Sensors fitted to the hoist carriage detect the ends of the structure, cutting power to the drive-motors and preventing the carriage from travelling beyond allowable limits. Mechanical play in the drive system results in the carriage drifting laterally as it travels along the crane structure. The 15mm sensing range of a competitor’s sensors were inadequate; occasionally causing sensors to collide with the crane’s structure, causing damage and interrupting operation. Better inductive sensors with increased sensing range are needed to prevent collisions.
Customer Solution Contrinex’s ‘Basic’ range of inductive sensors are highly suited for this application. Mounted in rugged 40 x 40mm polyamide glass-fibre housings, these devices from the ‘Classics’ technology family utilised a 20mm sensing distance that eliminates the risk of collisions. A 40mm sensing distance is also available for this sensor if needed and its IP68 / IP69K-rating makes it ideal for the outdoor working environment, even in a seaport. The use of industry-standard housings for these Contrinex sensors ensures that they are drop-in replacements for competitor’s devices. No modification to the mounting arrangements was necessary, incurring little downtime during the changeover to the new sensing arrangements. Communication with the crane’s control system is via a PNP changeover interface, replacing the existing two-wire arrangement; a flexible PUR-sheathed cable provides the electrical connection. The new sensor features an integral S12 connector, allowing easy removal and replacement for maintenance. A step improvement in operational performance was evident immediately after the new units were installed. The new sensors provide reliable sensing of each hoist’s position with no reported collisions since the date of installation. The customer has reported a marked reduction in crane downtime with an associated decrease in expenditure on replacement sensors. .
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CUSTOMER VALUES • Reliable sensing of hoist-carriage position in a busy container seaport • Significant reduction in crane downtime • Marked decrease in maintenance costs for replacement sensors
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PRODUCT ADVANTAGES • IP68 and IP69K rating • Cost-effective high-performance sensor with exceptional reliability • Sensing distances up to 40mm in industry- standard 40 x 40mm housing
APPLICATION - FAIRGROUND RIDE
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Contrinex’s ‘Basic’ ‘600’ range of inductive sensors don’t require compromise, aside from accepting a low-price – Their rugged C44 inductive sensors, for example, offer a sensing range of up to 40mm in a small cubic 40x 40mm, IP68/ IP69K-rated polyamide glass-fibre housing. High performance, an extended operating temperature of - 25°C to +85 °C and a long sensor life, make them ideal for an outdoor working environment, such as keeping a Ferris wheel turning. Utilising a housing design which makes it interchangeable with common mechanical limit switches and competitors inductive sensors, it also features a rotatable sensing head, which can be turned in five directions giving extraordinary mounting flexibility. Installation is also made easier with tool-free mounting and bright LEDs on four corners to indicate the operating status. An integral S12 connector allows for easy removal and replacement for maintenance and the IO-Link communication protocol included in the sensor, facilitates easy Industry 4 / IIoT connection. The Contrinex C44 inductive sensor is not only ideal for fairground rides, but is also widely used in the automotive industry, conveyor systems, cranes and port facilities, plus a wide variety of machinery.
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PRODUCT ADVANTAGES • Long operating distance up to 40 mm • Highly flexible, reliable and economical • Rotatable sensing face, mountable in five directions • Fast, tool-free mounting • 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
APPLICATION - CONTAINER CRANE
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Helping you #MakeSenseofSensors
BASIC INDUCTIVE SENSORS ‘BASIC’ doesn’t mean compromise for Contrinex’s ‘600’ Series inductive sensor family. These high-quality, inductive sensors are available in a wide variety of sizes and specifications. CLICK HERE to view this product family on Contrinex’s website, or call us to help guide you through selection, or answer your questions. Below are links to additional information and application stories.
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+ CUSTOMER VALUES • Reliable sensing of hoist-carriage position in a busy container seaport • Significant reduction in crane downtime • Marked decrease in maintenance costs for replacement sensors PRODUCT ADVANTAGES • IP68 and IP69K rating • Cost-effective high-performance sensor with exceptional reliability • Sensing distances up to 40mm in industry-standard 40 x 40mm housing +
APPLICATION - FAIRGROUND RIDE
Contrinex’s ‘Basic’ ‘600’ range of inductive sensors don’t require compromise, aside from accepting a low-price – Their rugged C44 inductive sensors for example offer a sensing range of up to 40mm in a small cubic 40x 40mm, IP68/ IP69K-rated polyamide glass-fibre housing. High performance, an extended operating temperature of -25°C to +85 °C and a long sensor life, make them ideal for an outdoor working environment, such as keeping a Ferris wheel turning. Utilising a housing design which makes it interchangeable with common mechanical limit switches and competitors inductive sensors, it also features a rotatable sensing head, which can be turned in five directions giving extraordinary mounting flexibility. Installation is also made easier with tool- free mounting and bright LEDs on four corners to indicate the operating status. An integral S12 connector allows for easy removal and replacement for maintenance and the IO-Link communication protocol included in the sensor, facilitates easy Industry 4 / IIoT connection. The Contrinex C44 inductive sensor is not only ideal for fairground rides, but is also widely used in the automotive industry, conveyor systems, cranes and port facilities, plus a wide variety of machinery. .
APPLICATION - CONTAINER CRANE
Container-handling cranes in Britain’s busy seaports operate around the clock relying upon Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors on each hoist carriage to detect its position with respect to the crane structure and prevent it travelling outside preset limits. Because mechanical play in the hoist carriage allows a small amount of lateral drift as it travels along the crane structure, Contrinex’s long sensing distance is essential to prevent the sensor colliding with the crane structure. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Loading and unloading containers in a busy British seaport is a 24-hour activity, all year round, with optimum utilisation of storage space being essential to achieve maximum operating efficiency. Container-handling cranes operate above a storage area, positioning containers before lowering them into place. The hoist carriage on each crane travels along the length of the crane structure, traversing the width of the storage area to achieve complete coverage of the available storage space. Sensors fitted to the hoist carriage detect the ends of the structure, cutting power to the drive-motors and preventing the carriage from travelling beyond allowable limits. Mechanical play in the drive system results in the carriage drifting laterally as it travels along the crane structure. The 15mm sensing range of a competitor’s sensors were inadequate; occasionally causing sensors to collide with the crane’s structure, causing damage and interrupting operation. Better inductive sensors with increased sensing range are needed to prevent collisions.
Customer Solution Contrinex’s ‘Basic’ range of inductive sensors are highly suited for this application. Mounted in rugged 40 x 40mm polyamide glass-fibre housings, these devices from the ‘Classics’ technology family utilised a 20mm sensing distance that eliminates the risk of collisions. A 40mm sensing distance is also available for this sensor if needed and its IP68 / IP69K-rating makes it ideal for the outdoor working environment, even in a seaport. The use of industry-standard housings for these Contrinex sensors ensures that they are drop-in replacements for competitor’s devices. No modification to the mounting arrangements was necessary, incurring little downtime during the changeover to the new sensing arrangements. Communication with the crane’s control system is via a PNP changeover interface, replacing the existing two-wire arrangement; a flexible PUR-sheathed cable provides the electrical connection. The new sensor features an integral S12 connector, allowing easy removal and replacement for maintenance. A step improvement in operational performance was evident immediately after the new units were installed. The new sensors provide reliable sensing of each hoist’s position with no reported collisions since the date of installation. The customer has reported a marked reduction in crane downtime with an associated decrease in expenditure on replacement sensors.
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES • Long operating distance up to 40 mm • Highly flexible, reliable and economical • Rotatable sensing face, mountable in five directions • Fast, tool-free mounting • 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 +