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

Functional safety plays an important role in mechanical engineering. During the development process, standardized risk assessments are undertaken to identify and define any risks to the safety of persons and the environment. Standards set out clear requirements for the safety components used, which must then be combined with the demands of the technical specifications. Saving…

Fast response time, high resolution and easy to install: Light grids are remarkably versatile

Industrial 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. Their fast response times are also an asset in final quality control, preventing this process from holding back production. Depending on the application, high resolutions, long sensing ranges…

Contrinex at SPS IPC Drives Hall 7A Stand 7A-406; TRU-C23 photoelectric sensor with UV light reliably detects transparent objects

Contrinex is participating in this year’s SPS IPC Drives with new and innovative sensor solutions. During the exhibition, from 22nd to 24th November, the sensor specialist will present for the first time the TRU-C23 photoelectric sensor, which uses UV light. This photoelectric system is ideally suited for the reliable detection of transparent objects. For transparent…

Contrinex at SINDEX; 6th to 8th September, Berne Leading Swiss trade platform for technology

Every two years the Swiss technology exhibition SINDEX showcases trends, innovations and key technologies for the future. With a special focus on Industry 4.0 and over 400 exhibitors, SINDEX continues to grow in importance. This year Contrinex presented numerous market-leading products, for example: Inductive Full Inox Miniature sensors, Ø4/M5 Inductive Full Inox Extreme sensors, C23…

Durability in harsh environments; Full Inox Extreme inductive sensors confirm engagement of safety locks on hooklift trucks

A 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,  interlock bolts engage with its base, locking it into position. Rugged sensor systems detect full engagement of the interlocks, ensuring the truck is safely loaded prior to driving away. Sensors…

New HQ building for Contrinex; Sensor manufacturer Contrinex has opened a new Swiss head office for the Group’s R&D activities and global management.

Completed in August 2016, the new head office allows Contrinex to concentrate research, development, sales and global management operations within modern, specially adapted facilities. Adjacent to woods and fields, it provides an excellent working environment for approximately 80 employees and satisfies all the requirements of a modern, global HQ. At its heart is the research…

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

Swiss 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. Mounted in 20mm x 30mm x 10mm miniature…

C23 Full Inox inductive sensors maintain control in automated assembly

Fault-free assembly is ensured and downtime minimized in automated facilities for high volume consumer goods assembly. Rugged 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. Sensors must be accurate and responsive. In addition, an IO-Link interface…