Multi-Mode Smart Sensors Deliver Cost-Effective Condition-Based Monitoring in Rotating Equipment

When implementing condition-based monitoring in equipment with mission-critical rotating elements, maintenance engineers require large amounts of process data. Contrinex Smart Sensors monitor multiple parameters in real time, including unexpected levels of vibration, increased bearing temperature or irregular radial deflections of a shaft. These highly versatile sensors meet designers’ needs for a flexible, cost-effective solution that…

Extra-Slim Type 4 Light Curtains Protect Industrial-Press Operators without Compromising Productivity

Heavy-duty industrial presses can cause serious injury without adequate safety precautions. The use of safety light-curtains (AOPDs) for hand protection allows unobstructed access without increasing the operating cycle-time. YBES Extended Slim Type 4 light-curtains are unobtrusive and maximize the available obstruction-free working area; open-fronted presses are now the norm. Wireless configuration and monitoring via Bluetooth®…

Rugged Inductive Sensor Detects Straight-Ahead Position of Rear-Wheel Steering

A range of Swiss-manufactured, multi-purpose off-road tractors allows the driver to choose between two-wheel or four-wheel steering; when selecting two-wheel steering via the front wheels only, the rear axle is locked in the straight-ahead position. Before the axle is locked, rugged inductive sensors from Contrinex detect the straight-ahead position accurately and reliably, ensuring precise alignment…

Double-Sheet Sensing for Deep-Drawing Press

A German producer of deep-drawn metal parts for the automotive industry uses double-sheet sensing to prevent costly tool damage and downtime. An inductive sensor checks sheet metal as it is presented to the forming press. If it detects that two or more sheets have stuck together, the machine control system rejects the material and prevents…