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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:
BEING SWISS PLACES AN EXPECTATION ON CONTRINEX FOR AN EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO PERHAPS IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT CONTRINEX EXCELS IN THIS ARENA, WITH PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS FROM ONLY Ø4MM .

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CUSTOMER VALUES Embedded miniature distance sensors ensure reliable detection of potential obstructions, eliminating collision hazards Miniature, housing-free photoelectric distance sensors suitable for easy integration Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors -25°C to +65°C operating range PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Compact 4mm x 4mm x 11mm sensor envelope with no external housing- Easy integration in tight spaces Sensing distances of up to 40mm Industry-standard PNP analogue output with a range of 0.3V to 3V Proven technology ensures fit-and-forget operation with no manual intervention
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Choice of Red or Ultraviolet light ensure reliable detection of transparent, irregularly shaped targets Reflex photoelectric transparent object detection Ultraviolet light eliminates multiple switching on a single target - Very low sensitivity to target shape Wide operating range accommodates full range of machine geometries Simple 1 or 2-step teach optimiSes initial set-up Sensitivity parameters can be retrieved or updated remotely via IO-Link Stability alarm highlights reduced sensitivity for example for Preventative Maintenance Robust, Ecolab approved sensors with IP67-rated small plastic housings
Robots utilise small multi-finger grippers to enable pick and place and assembly operations. A problem faced by robot manufacturers and system integrators is managing the collision hazard potentially caused by a malfunction or an unplanned human intervention. Contrinex’s new MiniDist module enables a miniature distance sensor to be embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the robot gripper jaws, monitoring the position of potential obstructions during travel, preventing accidents. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Collision avoidance is an absolute priority for automation engineers implementing robotic handling systems. At worst, a collision can result in injury to a human co-worker; at best, damage to static infrastructure or other equipment. Either way, the implications are serious for any organization, an accident is costly and potentially tragic. While anti-collision measures will typically be coded into software routines, this is not always sufficient. In a manufacturing cell, robotic handling systems build electromechanical sub-assemblies before presenting them for automated testing. At each stage, parts are transported between operations by compact, multi-finger robot grippers, which are programmed individually according to the geometry of both the parts and the production equipment. As the products develop over time, the routines that control their manufacture also evolve. If conflicts between neighbouring robots aren’t eliminated completely, or if unplanned human intervention occurs, there’s an unacceptable risk of an accident. A cost-effective hardware solution is required to provide overriding anti-collision protection if this situation arises.
Contrinex’s Miniature photoelectric sensor range packs exceptional position- and presence-sensing performance into the smallest self-contained photoelectric sensors available. Offering the choice of Through-beam or Diffuse sensors in ø4 and M5 cylindrical metal bodies that offer multiple mounting methods and beam orientation, with best-in-class focused, cylindrical light beams. A popular alternative to cyclindrical housings are the innovative 5mm x 7mm wide stainless-steel housings, which offer a narrowly focused light beam with only a 5mm depth behind the sensor. Best-in-class sensing distances of up to 90mm allow them to be positioned at a safe distance from the target. The small size and high performance of these sensors makes them a low-cost alternative to fibre-optic sensors. The small C12 Series photoelectric sensors (13.5mm x 21.8mm x 7.7mm) provide a small visible red pinpoint LED light spot and offer long sensing ranges up to 2,000 mm as Through-beam sensors or 3,000 mm in a polarized Reflex type. Two Background suppression types are also available with fixed sensing ranges up to 15 mm or 30 mm. A third type with 3-turn potentiometer (13.5mm x 27.5mm x .7 mm) reliably detects objects up to 120 mm
Click for Video C12 13.5 x 21.8 x 7.7mm D04  Ø4mm M05  M5 0507 5 x 7 x 40mm
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Production engineers specified grippers fitted with Contrinex MiniDist photoelectric sensor modules as a reliable and cost- effective means of measuring the proximity of obstructions in real time. When transporting parts between operations, these miniature distance sensors, embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the gripper jaws, monitor the position of potential obstructions during travel. MiniDist sensors are designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind and provide an unobtrusive fit- and-forget solution. These miniature devices weigh only 3.1 grams, and with a compact 4mm x 4mm x 11m envelope and no external housing, they allow easy integration in tight spaces with insufficient room for traditional devices. With sensing distances of up to 40mm, MiniDist devices offer designers highly versatile options when specifying equipment. An industry-standard PNP analogue output ensures optimum flexibility, with an output range of 0.3V to 3V allowing scope for in-situ adjustment. Connection is via a 4-wire PVC-sheathed cable with a 2m standard length; alternative options are available on request. These highly versatile miniature sensors meet the customer’s need for reliable operation while preventing accidents. The solution is both highly reliable and cost-effective while eliminating collision hazards; production throughput is maintained at or above target levels without compromising the safety of people or equipment
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BEING SWISS PLACES AN EXPECTATION ON CONTRINEX FOR AN EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO PERHAPS IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT CONTRINEX EXCELS IN THIS ARENA, WITH PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS FROM ONLY Ø4MM .
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Robots utilise small multi-finger grippers to enable pick and place and assembly operations. A problem faced by robot manufacturers and system integrators is managing the collision hazard potentially caused by a malfunction or an unplanned human intervention. Contrinex’s new MiniDist module enables a miniature distance sensor to be embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the robot gripper jaws, monitoring the position of potential obstructions during travel, preventing accidents. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Collision avoidance is an absolute priority for automation engineers implementing robotic handling systems. At worst, a collision can result in injury to a human co-worker; at best, damage to static infrastructure or other equipment. Either way, the implications are serious for any organization, an accident is costly and potentially tragic. While anti-collision measures will typically be coded into software routines, this is not always sufficient. In a manufacturing cell, robotic handling systems build electromechanical sub-assemblies before presenting them for automated testing. At each stage, parts are transported between operations by compact, multi-finger robot grippers, which are programmed individually according to the geometry of both the parts and the production equipment. As the products develop over time, the routines that control their manufacture also evolve. If conflicts between neighbouring robots aren’t eliminated completely, or if unplanned human intervention occurs, there’s an unacceptable risk of an accident. A cost-effective hardware solution is required to provide overriding anti-collision protection if this situation arises.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Production engineers specified grippers fitted with Contrinex MiniDist photoelectric sensor modules as a reliable and cost- effective means of measuring the proximity of obstructions in real time. When transporting parts between operations, these miniature distance sensors, embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the gripper jaws, monitor the position of potential obstructions during travel. MiniDist sensors are designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind and provide an unobtrusive fit- and-forget solution. These miniature devices weigh only 3.1 grams, and with a compact 4mm x 4mm x 11m envelope and no external housing, they allow easy integration in tight spaces with insufficient room for traditional devices. With sensing distances of up to 40mm, MiniDist devices offer designers highly versatile options when specifying equipment. An industry-standard PNP analogue output ensures optimum flexibility, with an output range of 0.3V to 3V allowing scope for in-situ adjustment. Connection is via a 4-wire PVC-sheathed cable with a 2m standard length; alternative options are available on request. These highly versatile miniature sensors meet the customer’s need for reliable operation while preventing accidents. The solution is both highly reliable and cost-effective while eliminating collision hazards; production throughput is maintained at or above target levels without compromising the safety of people or equipment
CUSTOMER VALUES Embedded miniature distance sensors ensure reliable detection of potential obstructions, eliminating collision hazards Miniature, housing-free photoelectric distance sensors suitable for easy integration Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors -25°C to +65°C operating range PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Compact 4mm x 4mm x 11mm sensor envelope with no external housing- Easy integration in tight spaces Sensing distances of up to 40mm Industry-standard PNP analogue output with a range of 0.3V to 3V Proven technology ensures fit-and-forget operation with no manual intervention
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Choice of Red or Ultraviolet light ensure reliable detection of transparent, irregularly shaped targets Reflex photoelectric transparent object detection Ultraviolet light eliminates multiple switching on a single target - Very low sensitivity to target shape Wide operating range accommodates full range of machine geometries Simple 1 or 2-step teach optimiSes initial set-up Sensitivity parameters can be retrieved or updated remotely via IO-Link Stability alarm highlights reduced sensitivity for example for Preventative Maintenance Robust, Ecolab approved sensors with IP67-rated small plastic housings
Contrinex’s Miniature photoelectric sensor range packs exceptional position- and presence-sensing performance into the smallest self-contained photoelectric sensors available. Offering the choice of Through-beam or Diffuse sensors in ø4 and M5 cylindrical metal bodies that offer multiple mounting methods and beam orientation, with best-in-class focused, cylindrical light beams. A popular alternative to cyclindrical housings are the innovative 5mm x 7mm wide stainless-steel housings, which offer a narrowly focused light beam with only a 5mm depth behind the sensor. Best-in-class sensing distances of up to 90mm allow them to be positioned at a safe distance from the target. The small size and high performance of these sensors makes them a low-cost alternative to fibre-optic sensors. The small C12 Series photoelectric sensors (13.5mm x 21.8mm x 7.7mm) provide a small visible red pinpoint LED light spot and offer long sensing ranges up to 2,000 mm as Through-beam sensors or 3,000 mm in a polarized Reflex type. Two Background suppression types are also available with fixed sensing ranges up to 15 mm or 30 mm. A third type with 3-turn potentiometer (13.5mm x 27.5mm x .7 mm) reliably detects objects up to 120 mm
MINIATURE PHOTOELECTRIC SENSORS - SMALL SIZE / WIDE CHOICE / BIG PERFORMANCE
C12 13.5 x 21.8 x 7.7mm D04  Ø4mm M05  M5 0507 5 x 7 x 40mm
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