Los puentes de carretera modernos, utilizan típicamente construcción de vigas en el que las grúas móviles levantar secciones prefabricadas de puentes sobre pares de columnas de soporte. Múltiples cilindros hidráulicos de alta resistencia soportan los extremos de cada sección, lo que permite el ajuste de altura exacta antes de la colocación final. Los ingenieros requieren sistemas de sensores robustos que detecten la posición de cada cilindro con precisión. Los sensores deben ser mecánicamente robusto y deben soportar condiciones duras al aire libre.


Valor al cliente

  • Un simple sistema por sensor, elimina la comprobación manual
  • El rango de detección extendido permite una operación precisa sin contacto
  • Una construcción robusta del sensor, resiste la contaminación y entrada de agua
  • La más alta precisión y fiabilidad gracias a Contrinex ASIC

Ventajas específicas de los productos

  • Distancia de rango de detección de 22 mm, físicamente disponible cuerpo pequeño
  • Alta resistencia a las condiciones mas severas

Aplicación cliente

A specialist lifting company based in Switzerland uses heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder-jacks to position prefabricated bridge sections during roadway construction. A single section requires up to 20 jacks for accurate positioning; each has a capacity up to 1,000 tons with a stroke up to 30mm (1.25 in). Site conditions are harsh; cylinders are exposed to water, mud and dirt, and may also be subject to mechanical shock and vibration. The company requires rugged sensors that operate reliably and accurately in the demanding environment. Historically, engineers checked the position of each cylinder manually; this was both time-consuming and subject to human error. Previously trialed sensors were insufficiently robust, necessitating frequent adjustment or replacement, and had inadequate sensing distances. A simple, contactless system must provide fit-and-forget operation with extended maintenance intervals. Sensors must be mechanically robust and must withstand prolonged exposure to the harsh outdoor conditions of a construction site. An industry-standard interface is highly desirable to avoid the need for specialized control systems.

Solución al cliente

Rugged Extra-Distance inductive sensors from the Contrinex Basic range are ideal for this application. Highly reliable and rated to IP67, these units are robust and accurate. A one-piece M30-diameter chrome-plated brass body with PBTP sensing face and vacuum-encapsulated electronics make this device well suited to the hostile environment, and the sensing distance of 22mm allows fully contactless operation. On each jack, a single sensor is fitted on a metal bracket that is welded to the side of the cylinder; a bearing plate, mounted on the end of the ram, distributes the load onto the bridge section. During operation, the ram extends, lifting the section; when it reaches the desired height, the sensor detects the position of a small metal target mounted on the bearing plate, halting the ram. The sensor is configured with an industry-standard PNP normally-open interface, and connection to the jack’s hydraulic control system is via an integral M12 connector and PVC-sheathed cable; this allows easy removal and replacement during routine maintenance. The sensor is impervious to water ingress, mud and dirt; reliability has been excellent. Contrinex inductive sensors deliver a cost-effective solution that satisfies the customer’s requirements for a simple, fit-and-forget system.