Rugged Inductive Sensors Detect Position of Demountable Container 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 the position of the container prior to activating the locking mechanism, ensuring the bolts will engage…

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

A plastics manufacturer tests batches of control knobs for in-car audio systems before shipment to automotive assembly plants; each knob contains a small metal washer that occasionally becomes dislodged. A 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…