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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:
SWISS COMPANIES HAVE A REPUTATION FOR PRECISION AND CONTRINEX COMBINES THIS WITH CLEVER ENGINEERING IN ITS INNOVATIVE LIGHT-GRIDS TO GIVE FAST & SIMPLE IMPLEMENTATION, WITH LOW PRICES, WHICH MEANS LOWER COSTS.

MEASUREMENT & DETECTION LIGHT GRIDS

Contrinex’s innovative infrared light-grids offer fast response times and reliable detection of varied objects with powerful immunity to interference from ambient light. It also provide fast and simple implementation, plus low cost measurement or detection. The measurement light-grid works like a conventional analogue sensor, with either a 0 to 10V or 4 to 20mA output - There is no data-stream to analyse, removing the need for expensive and complex processing. Set-up, therefore really takes less than 60 seconds. Similarly, the detection light-grid provides a switched output just like any through-beam photoelectric sensor. Potential applications for these keen-eyed, robust sensors are to be found in such fields of application as logistics or automated packaging systems and in harsh environments such as warehouses and conveyors. Contrinex’s DGI detection and MGI measurement grids offer compact and robust plug-and-play solutions. With a cross-section of only 40 x 20.5mm, these space- saving devices are easily integrated into different systems. DGI detection types offer detection heights up to 2010 mm and are capable of detecting objects with diameters of 0.9, 2, 4, 8 or 25 mm, depending on type. With response times between 0.8 and 4.8 ms, even small objects moving at high speed can be reliably detected and counted. Fields of application include the production of small parts or foil, packaging equipment and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to detecting the presence of an object, MGI measurement types can also determine its dimensions and position. These sensors offer measurement heights up to 1438mm and a resolution of 5 or 12mm. Measurements are output as analogue values of 0-10V or as a 4-20mA signal. .
CUSTOMER VALUES PROVEN TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE HIGHLY RELIABLE FIT-&- FORGET POKA YOKE QUALITY CONTROL WITH NO MANUAL INTERVENTION UNOBTRUSIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT IMPACT UPON THE WELDING STATION CYCYLE TIMES FAST & EASY SWAP OUT IN CASE OF DAMAGE TO THE SENSOR PRODUCT ADVANTAGES COMPACT & ROBUST, ALUMINIUM EXTRUDED HOUSING - 40 X 20.5MM EXCEPTIONAL RANGE OF SIZES - 100MM TO 2M PROTECTION WIDTH WITH RESOLUTIONS FROM 0.9 TO 25MM FAST & EASY INTEGRATION WITH M12 CONNECTORS LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LONG SENSING RANGE
During manufacture of mechanical assemblies for automotive production, an operator uses a manually operated machine to assemble metal parts together. After assembly the operator drops the assembly in a transport bin ready for dispatch. As each assembly is placed in the bin, an infra-red light detection grid sensor detects its presence and confirms that the welding cycle has been completed correctly CUSTOMER APPLICATION In an automotive 1st tier supplier manufacturing plant, an operator loads small parts by hand onto an assembly machine and initiates the PLC-controlled cycle. After assembly the operator drops the completed assembly into a metal bin used to transport parts directly to the customer. From time to time, un-assembled parts are placed in the bin, resulting in rejection of entire batches of assemblies by the customer. Manual inspection of each assembly is impractical; a sensor system must detect the presence of each item as it is dropped into the bin and check that the corresponding welding cycle has been completed. The sensing system must not increase the process cycle-time and must detect parts as they are dropped into the open bin, which is approximately 120cm (4ft) long and 90cm (3ft) wide. Parts are around 15cm (6in) long and a sensor with a rapid response time is necessary to detect fast-moving items.
Customer Solution The Contrinex DGI range of infrared light detection grids is well-suited for this application. Comprising separate sender- and receiver-units and constructed with rugged one-piece aluminium-profile housings, these versatile sensor systems are ideal for the busy production environment. With response times from 0.8 to 4.8 milliseconds which are faster than safety light-curtains and a choice of resolutions from 0.9 to 25mm dependent upon the size of the light grid, the DGI light detection grids range exceed the demanding customer specification for rapid response and reliable detection of the small parts. The 8m range between sender and receiver and their compact design enables easy mounting at each end of the transport bin without impeding the operator or increasing the process cycle time. The DGI light detection grid sender only requires a power supply connection and the receiver features two Push-Pull (PNP + NPN), Light-ON+ Dark-ON, 4-pin M12 outputs, simplifying installation. The system detects the presence of any item passing through the light curtain and immediately interrogates the PLC to confirm that a welding cycle has been completed since detection of the preceding item. If no welding cycle is registered, the system interrupts the process and sounds an alarm, alerting the operator.
WELCOME TO PLUS AUTOMATION LTD - EXPERTS IN SENSORS, WE WILL WORK TO HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR APPLICATIONS, IMPROVE MACHINE PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY AND REDUCE COSTS USING CONTRINEXS EXCEPTIONAL SENSORS - LET US HELP YOU #MAKE SENSE OF SENSORS
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DGI types offer detection heights up to 2010 mm and are capable of detecting objects with diameters of 0.9, 2, 4, 8 or 25 mm, depending on type. With response times between 0.8 and 4.8 ms, even small objects moving at high speed can be reliably detected and counted. Fields of application include the production of small parts or foil, packaging equipment and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to detecting the presence of an object, MGI measurement types can also determine its dimensions and position. These sensors offer measurement heights up to 1438mm and a resolution of 5 or 12mm. Measurements are output as analogue values of 0-10V or as a 4-20mA signal.
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MEASUREMENT &

DETECTION LIGHT GRIDS

SWISS COMPANIES HAVE A REPUTATION FOR PRECISION AND CONTRINEX COMBINES THIS WITH CLEVER ENGINEERING IN ITS INNOVATIVE LIGHT- GRIDS TO GIVE FAST & SIMPLE IMPLEMENTATION, WITH LOW PRICES, WHICH MEANS LOWER COSTS
DETECTION & MEASUREMENT LIGHT GRIDS - SWISS PRECISION THAT IS FAST & EASY TO IMPLEMENT
Contrinex’s innovative infrared light-grids offer fast response times and reliable detection of varied objects with powerful immunity to interference from ambient light. It also provide fast and simple implementation, plus low cost measurement or detection. The measurement light-grid works like a conventional analogue sensor, with either a 0 to 10v or 4 to 20mA output - There is no data-stream to analyse, removing the need for expensive and complex processing. Set-up, therefore really takes less than 60 seconds. Similarly, the detection light-grid provides a switched output just like any through-beam photoelectric sensor. Potential applications for these keen-eyed, robust sensors are to be found in such fields of application as logistics or automated packaging systems and in harsh environments such as warehouses and conveyors. With the DGI (detection) and MGI (measurement) series, Contrinex offers compact infrared light grids in a robust plug- and-play solution. With a cross-section of only 40 x 20.5 mm, these space-saving devices are easily integrated into different systems. .
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Customer Solution The Contrinex DGI range of infrared light detection grids is well-suited for this application. Comprising separate sender- and receiver-units and constructed with rugged one-piece aluminium-profile housings, these versatile sensor systems are ideal for the busy production environment. With response times from 0.8 to 4.8 milliseconds which are faster than safety light-curtains and a choice of resolutions from 0.9 to 25mm dependent upon the size of the light grid, the DGI light detection grids range exceed the demanding customer specification for rapid response and reliable detection of the small parts. The 8m range between sender and receiver and their compact design enables easy mounting at each end of the transport bin without impeding the operator or increasing the process cycle time. The DGI light detection grid sender only requires a power supply connection and the receiver features two Push-Pull (PNP + NPN), Light-ON+ Dark-ON, 4-pin M12 outputs, simplifying installation. The system detects the presence of any item passing through the light curtain and immediately interrogates the PLC to confirm that a welding cycle has been completed since detection of the preceding item. If no welding cycle is registered, the system interrupts the process and sounds an alarm, alerting the operator.
CUSTOMER VALUES PROVEN TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE HIGHLY RELIABLE FIT-&- FORGET POKA YOKE QUALITY CONTROL WITH NO MANUAL INTERVENTION UNOBTRUSIVE SYSTEM THAT DOES NOT IMPACT UPON THE WELDING STATION CYCYLE TIMES FAST & EASY SWAP OUT IN CASE OF DAMAGE TO THE SENSOR PRODUCT ADVANTAGES COMPACT & ROBUST, ALUMINIUM EXTRUDED HOUSING - 40 X 20.5MM EXCEPTIONAL RANGE OF SIZES - 100MM TO 2M PROTECTION WIDTH WITH RESOLUTIONS FROM 0.9 TO 25MM FAST & EASY INTEGRATION WITH M12 CONNECTORS LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LONG SENSING RANGE
During manufacture of mechanical assemblies for automotive production, an operator uses a manually operated machine to assemble metal parts together. After assembly the operator drops the assembly in a transport bin ready for dispatch. As each assembly is placed in the bin, an infra-red light detection grid sensor detects its presence and confirms that the welding cycle has been completed correctly CUSTOMER APPLICATION In an automotive 1st tier supplier manufacturing plant, an operator loads small parts by hand onto an assembly machine and initiates the PLC-controlled cycle. After assembly the operator drops the completed assembly into a metal bin used to transport parts directly to the customer. From time to time, un-assembled parts are placed in the bin, resulting in rejection of entire batches of assemblies by the customer. Manual inspection of each assembly is impractical; a sensor system must detect the presence of each item as it is dropped into the bin and check that the corresponding welding cycle has been completed. The sensing system must not increase the process cycle-time and must detect parts as they are dropped into the open bin, which is approximately 120cm (4ft) long and 90cm (3ft) wide. Parts are around 15cm (6in) long and a sensor with a rapid response time is necessary to detect fast-moving items.
WELCOME TO PLUS AUTOMATION LTD - EXPERTS IN SENSORS, WE WORK TO HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR APPLICATIONS, IMPROVE MACHINE PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY AND REDUCE COSTS USING CONTRINEXS EXCEPTIONAL SENSORS - LET US HELP YOU #MAKE SENSE OF SENSORS
Sales@PLUSAx.co.uk 0121 58 222 58