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EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS

TO ILLUSTRATE THE WIDE-VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS SOLVED USING CONTRINEX SENSORS, WE HAVE POSTED A LARGE SELECTION OF EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS WHICH CAN BE SEEN BY CLICKING ON AN IMAGE. BELOW ARE A SELECTION OF SOME OF THESE APPLICATIONS:
CUSTOMER VALUES Accurate high-speed measurement of fast-moving material Discrete raw-data output with exceptional resolution Real-time process monitoring and adjustment Highly reliable, cost-effective solution PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Continuous measurement with current or voltage analogue signal Precisely calibrated, near-linear output High-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex Analogue Output Inductive sensors are highly accurate and provide the continuous voltage or current outputs required for this application. The quasi-embeddable sensors feature a chrome-plated brass body and PBTP sensing face, with the M18-diameter sensor allowing sensing distances up to 10mm (0.4”) with resolution in the µm range. The sensor, mounted in the sensing head, moves rapidly back and forth across the web and senses through the material of the web as it feeds over the roller. It measures the distance from its sensing face – which lies a known distance from the bottom face of the head, to the top surface of the roller. It delivers a precisely calibrated, near-linear, discrete output in the range 0 to 10V or 4 to 20mA. The Contrinex inductive sensor has a sealed cable entry, ensuring fit-and-forget capability during extended periods of operation, and connects with the machine’s control system via a flexible PUR-sheathed cable. Using a custom-configured software interface, output data is displayed numerically and graphically on a screen, allowing real-time adjustment to the production process when necessary. Contrinex’s Analogue Output sensors provide a cost-effective solution that satisfies the customer’s requirements for accurate high-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution. These analogue inductive sensors are used on an almost unimaginable array of applications and industries. .
A specialised textile-testing machine measures the thickness of a moving textile web in real at a high-speed. As the web passes over a roller, a precision Contrinex analogue inductive sensor, positioned directly above the roller, rests lightly on the top of the web. It senses the distance through the material to the roller, precisely measuring the thickness of the material. CUSTOMER APPLICATION For the efficient manufacture of textiles and fabrics, the thickness of the material needs to be measured immediately after its formation to enable real-time adjustment of the production process. Therefore, a manufacturer of specialised textile-testing machines uses a high-accuracy sensor to measure the thickness of a continuously produced sheet, or web of material moving at up to 5m/s (16.4fps). Measurements are required across the full width of the textile web, which can be up to 4 metre (13ft) wide. To achieve this a sensing head is mounted on a transverse-axis carriage which lies immediately above a fixed roller, traversing the width of the web as it passes over the roller. In this application, the precision sensor is providing real-time measurements in the range 0 to 4mm with a resolution of 0.02mm (0.0008”) or better. High-frequency measurement is provided to accommodate the speed and width of the moving web. A continuous analogue output is necessary as conventional digital sensors do not provide the required resolution. .
CUSTOMER VALUES Maximum vehicle utilisation with fewer constraints on operations Real-time indication of bearing condition and wear rate Reduced maintenance costs with minimal incidence of breakdowns Reliable operation in a highly demanding and harsh environment PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Analogue device with extended 40mm sensing range Small physical size (less than 50mm length) Exceptional accuracy and resolution in the micron range Long life, especially in applications with temperature fluctuations and vibrations
Busy container seaports rely upon the ‘24/7’ operation of specialist container-handling vehicles called Straddle Carriers for loading, unloading and stacking containers. Often located at ports, being beside the sea can mean that they have to work in an aggressive and corrosive environment, requiring frequent maintenance. Because traditional, interval-based maintenance schedules are not optimally efficient, condition-based intervention systems which minimise the risk of breakdown, are popular. European port operators therefore frequently rely upon Contrinex’s rugged, analogue-output inductive sensors to monitor components with a high risk of premature failure, maximising vehicle utilisation and reducing maintenance costs. CUSTOMER APPLICATION A fleet of straddle carriers services a busy container port, operating round the clock in a highly aggressive environment. Frequent maintenance is necessary, but traditional, interval-based maintenance schedules are not always optimal. Condition-based intervention minimises the risk of breakdowns, while imposing fewer constraints on day- to-day operation; it also incurs cost only when necessary. As a carrier moves over a container, a central spreader beam lowers and locks onto the four corner fittings of the container. Plain plastic bearings on the carrier legs guide the container as it is raised; there is significant contamination from dirt and other debris. Bearings wear rapidly in the all-weather operating conditions. A condition-monitoring system must measure bearing thickness, repeatably and accurately, in realtime and with µm resolution. Sensors must operate reliably in the harsh environment with a minimum rating of IP67. Sensor length must not exceed 70mm and a minimum sensing range of 30mm is mandatory.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex’s Analogue Inductive sensors, which feature ‘Extra Distance’ technology are ideal for this demanding application. These M30-diameter metal-bodied devices are IP67-rated and provide an analogue voltage (0 to 10 volt) or current (4 to 20mA) output. The sensors are less than 50mm long with a 40mm sensing range, comfortably exceeding the specified requirement. A mild steel mounting plate, fixed immediately behind the plastic bearing, locates each sensor with its sensing face in contact with the rear surface of the bearing. As a container passes over the front face of the bearing, the sensor measures the distance to the metal container wall, and thus the bearing thickness. Data is collected in real time with exceptional accuracy and resolution in the micron range. Data passes to on-board computers mounted on each carrier; connection is via a flexible cable with an easily detachable M12 connector. At intervals, carriers transmit data wirelessly to a central processor for detailed analysis. The output gives a clear indication of the condition and wear rate of each bearing, identifying any carrier requiring maintenance. Consequently, the port operator has the means to develop a genuine commercial advantage by eliminating compromise from day-to-day operating processes
CONTRINEXS BEST-IN-CLASS ANALOGUE INDUCTIVE SENSORS ARE ACCURATE TO MICRONS M) AND TRUSTED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND INNOVATIVE MACHINES.

ANALOGUE INDUCTIVE SENSORS

ANALOGUE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - EXCEPTIONAL ACCURACY & AFFORDABILITY
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Exceptional accuracy & resolution in micron range High-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution, precisely calibrated, near-linear output Best-in-class temperature stability Very long sensing ranges up to 40mm Continuous measurement with current or voltage analogue signal Long life, especially in applications with temperature fluctuations and vibrations
Contrinex’s analogue inductive sensors offer a reliable, repeatable, highly accurate means of measuring the position of a target object. Best-in-class temperature stability and a measurement range of zero to 40mm make the sensors ideally suited for measuring linear, angular and rotational position. With detection accuracy in the micron range and the best long-range sensing capability on the market, Contrinex analogue sensors offer world-class performance with an attractive total cost of ownership.
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CONTRINEXS BEST-IN-CLASS ANALOGUE INDUCTIVE SENSORS ARE ACCURATE TO MICRONS M) AND TRUSTED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF CRITICAL SYSTEMS AND INNOVATIVE MACHINES.
Busy container seaports rely upon the ‘24/7’ operation of specialist container-handling vehicles called Straddle Carriers for loading, unloading and stacking containers. Often located at ports, being beside the sea can mean that they have to work in an aggressive and corrosive environment, requiring frequent maintenance. Because traditional, interval-based maintenance schedules are not optimally efficient, condition-based intervention systems which minimise the risk of breakdown, are popular. European port operators therefore frequently rely upon Contrinex’s rugged, analogue-output inductive sensors to monitor components with a high risk of premature failure, maximising vehicle utilisation and reducing maintenance costs. CUSTOMER APPLICATION A fleet of straddle carriers services a busy container port, operating round the clock in a highly aggressive environment. Frequent maintenance is necessary, but traditional, interval-based maintenance schedules are not always optimal. Condition-based intervention minimises the risk of breakdowns, while imposing fewer constraints on day- to-day operation; it also incurs cost only when necessary. As a carrier moves over a container, a central spreader beam lowers and locks onto the four corner fittings of the container. Plain plastic bearings on the carrier legs guide the container as it is raised; there is significant contamination from dirt and other debris. Bearings wear rapidly in the all-weather operating conditions. A condition-monitoring system must measure bearing thickness, repeatably and accurately, in realtime and with µm resolution. Sensors must operate reliably in the harsh environment with a minimum rating of IP67. Sensor length must not exceed 70mm and a minimum sensing range of 30mm is mandatory.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex Analogue Output Inductive sensors are highly accurate and provide the continuous voltage or current outputs required for this application. The quasi-embeddable sensors feature a chrome-plated brass body and PBTP sensing face, with the M18-diameter sensor allowing sensing distances up to 10mm (0.4”) with resolution in the µm range. The sensor, mounted in the sensing head, moves rapidly back and forth across the web and senses through the material of the web as it feeds over the roller. It measures the distance from its sensing face – which lies a known distance from the bottom face of the head, to the top surface of the roller. It delivers a precisely calibrated, near-linear, discrete output in the range 0 to 10V or 4 to 20mA. The Contrinex inductive sensor has a sealed cable entry, ensuring fit-and-forget capability during extended periods of operation, and connects with the machine’s control system via a flexible PUR-sheathed cable. Using a custom-configured software interface, output data is displayed numerically and graphically on a screen, allowing real-time adjustment to the production process when necessary. Contrinex’s Analogue Output sensors provide a cost-effective solution that satisfies the customer’s requirements for accurate high-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution. These analogue inductive sensors are used on an almost unimaginable array of applications and industries. .
A specialised textile-testing machine measures the thickness of a moving textile web in real at a high-speed. As the web passes over a roller, a precision Contrinex analogue inductive sensor, positioned directly above the roller, rests lightly on the top of the web. It senses the distance through the material to the roller, precisely measuring the thickness of the material. CUSTOMER APPLICATION For the efficient manufacture of textiles and fabrics, the thickness of the material needs to be measured immediately after its formation to enable real-time adjustment of the production process. Therefore, a manufacturer of specialised textile-testing machines uses a high-accuracy sensor to measure the thickness of a continuously produced sheet, or web of material moving at up to 5m/s (16.4fps). Measurements are required across the full width of the textile web, which can be up to 4 metre (13ft) wide. To achieve this a sensing head is mounted on a transverse-axis carriage which lies immediately above a fixed roller, traversing the width of the web as it passes over the roller. In this application, the precision sensor is providing real-time measurements in the range 0 to 4mm with a resolution of 0.02mm (0.0008”) or better. High-frequency measurement is provided to accommodate the speed and width of the moving web. A continuous analogue output is necessary as conventional digital sensors do not provide the required resolution..
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CUSTOMER VALUES Maximum vehicle utilisation with fewer constraints on operations Real-time indication of bearing condition and wear rate Reduced maintenance costs with minimal incidence of breakdowns Reliable operation in a highly demanding and harsh environment PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Analogue device with extended 40mm sensing range Small physical size (less than 50mm length) Exceptional accuracy and resolution in the micron range Long life, especially in applications with temperature fluctuations and vibrations
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex’s Analogue Inductive sensors, which feature ‘Extra Distance’ technology are ideal for this demanding application. These M30-diameter metal-bodied devices are IP67-rated and provide an analogue voltage (0 to 10 volt) or current (4 to 20mA) output. The sensors are less than 50mm long with a 40mm sensing range, comfortably exceeding the specified requirement. A mild steel mounting plate, fixed immediately behind the plastic bearing, locates each sensor with its sensing face in contact with the rear surface of the bearing. As a container passes over the front face of the bearing, the sensor measures the distance to the metal container wall, and thus the bearing thickness. Data is collected in real time with exceptional accuracy and resolution in the micron range. Data passes to on-board computers mounted on each carrier; connection is via a flexible cable with an easily detachable M12 connector. At intervals, carriers transmit data wirelessly to a central processor for detailed analysis. The output gives a clear indication of the condition and wear rate of each bearing, identifying any carrier requiring maintenance. Consequently, the port operator has the means to develop a genuine commercial advantage by eliminating compromise from day-to-day operating processes
CUSTOMER VALUES Accurate high-speed measurement of fast-moving material Discrete raw-data output with exceptional resolution Real-time process monitoring and adjustment Highly reliable, cost-effective solution PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Continuous measurement with current or voltage analogue signal Precisely calibrated, near-linear output High-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution
ANALOGUE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - EXCEPTIONAL ACCURACY & AFFORDABILITY
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Exceptional accuracy & resolution in micron range High-speed measurement with an exceptional resolution, precisely calibrated, near-linear output Best-in-class temperature stability Very long sensing ranges up to 40mm Continuous measurement with current or voltage analogue signal Long life, especially in applications with temperature fluctuations and vibrations
Contrinex’s analogue inductive sensors offer a reliable, repeatable, highly accurate means of measuring the position of a target object. Best-in-class temperature stability and a measurement range of zero to 40mm make the sensors ideally suited for measuring linear, angular and rotational position. With detection accuracy in the micron range and the best long- range sensing capability on the market, Contrinex analogue sensors offer world-class performance with an attractive total cost of ownership.