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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:
Food-grade washdown inductive sensors from Contrinex are completely compatible with the strict hygiene standards of the dairy industry, helping maximize plant utilisation during round-the-clock production of milk-based foodstuffs. Rated to IP68/IP69K, Contrinex stainless-steel washdown sensors withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high- pressure water jets, offering highly robust solutions for the harshest operating environments. Food-grade sensors are available with IO-Link, a standardized serial connection protocol, providing digital communication in washdown areas at no additional cost. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Cleanliness is everything in food-processing facilities, and nowhere more so than in the dairy industry. A single instance of contamination during production can necessitate the destruction of multiple batches of milk-based foodstuffs - or, if undetected, result in illness, disease or death among consumers of infected products. It’s no surprise that for dairy- plant operators, maintaining the strictest possible hygiene standards is an absolute must. Given the simultaneous need to maximize plant utilization, time-consuming cleaning methods are highly undesirable. To avoid lengthy unproductive intervals between batches, food- processing facilities commonly utilise clean-in-place (CIP) and high-pressure washdown systems. Production equipment for washdown areas must therefore withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high-pressure water jets as a matter of course. This requirement extends to the sensors used throughout these areas. CUSTOMER SOLUTION The Contrinex Washdown range of food-grade inductive sensors addresses these needs perfectly. Devices from both the Series 600 Classics and Series 700 Full Inox families are certified to operate continuously and reliably in harsh conditions. Rated to IP68/IP69K, they are pressure-resistant up to 80 bar, corrosion-resistant and ideal for use in food and beverage industries. Sensing the presence and detecting the position of equipment or materials at each stage requires sensors that are both accurate and responsive. Contrinex Washdown inductive sensors are up to the task in all respects. With a choice of one-piece M12-, M18- or M30- diameter AISI 316L /V4A stainless steel bodies and sensing faces (Full Inox family) or M12-diameter AISI 316L/V4A stainless-steel body and PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) FDA- approved sensing face (Classics family), these fully embeddable inductive sensors offer a highly robust solution for the harshest operating environment. Industry-standard PNP or NPN outputs with an integral M12 connector and IP69K-rated cable set ensure compatibility with existing factory systems.
CUSTOMER VALUES Maximum plant utilization in hygienic processes No sensor-related downtime Digital communication without special cabling Outstanding process monitoring and control capabilities Fast, easy set-up and reconfiguration PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Corrosion resistant, food-compatible sensors Enclosure rating IP68/69K• IO-Link interface Extremely robust Full Inox types (One-piece, stainless-steel housing; Ecolab certified) Factor 1 on steel and aluminium
The ‘700’ Series ‘Extreme’ sensors are uniquely robust sensors are typically demonstrated by Contrinex as being able to repeatedly being used to hammer in nails. Even when their front face is dented, the sensor continues to operate correctly. Contrinex’s washdown sensors provide a robust, cost-effective and hygienic solution for manufacturers of foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals, whether on a local or multi-national basis. Contrinex provides technical and commercial support via an extensive international distribution network, ensuring that every customer has access to expert product knowledge and directly relevant applications experience. Stainless-steel construction and the no-cost option of the industry-standard IO-Link protocol ensures that best-in-class performance is coupled with ultimate reliability in even the most demanding circumstances.
CUSTOMER VALUES Reliable, continuous speed monitoring in harsh environment Fit-and-forget sensor solution Efficient, compact design possible for mobile turning machine No sensor-related downtime• No repair costs thanks to exceptionally long sensor life PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Extremely robust, impact and abrasion resistant IP68/ IP69K rated housing. Corrosion-resistant, V4A/ AISI 316L stainless-steel, food-compatible body. Long operating distance of 7mm in a small & slim stainless-steel 20x 32x 8mm housing. Robust, metal-cased inductive proximity sensors suitable for easy integration Factor 1 - Consistent sensing, irrespective of whether the target is steel or aluminium. Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors IO-Link interface included for free – Ideal for Industry 4
Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example application is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless- steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the machine’s drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the machine to provide the fast drying of materials and optimal decomposition with reliable sanitisation being ensured. CUSTOMER APPLICATION The efficient turning of organic materials – loosening, lifting and aerating – is vitally important in industrial composting. Special mobile equipment ensures fast drying of materials, optimal decomposition and reliable sanitisation, processing between 500 and 6800 cubic meters of earth per hour. A manufacturer has introduced machine speed monitoring by sensor. A sensor located in the rotor counts the passing teeth of a rotating mechanical disk. From the number of teeth per second, the controller then calculates the final speed. Perfect sensor operation is required under these particularly harsh conditions. In addition to permanent vibration and shaking, the inductive sensor is also constantly exposed to dust, moisture, and temperatures from 70 to 80°C (158 to 176°F). Since the location of the sensor in the rotor is hard to access, the sensor must be very durable and low maintenance to avoid time-consuming repairs.
CUSTOMER VALUES Safe, reliable operation in a hostile washdown environment No risk of cross-contamination between processing and cleaning sequences Easy integration with existing plant-wide control system Cost-effective solution requiring minimal maintenance PRODUCT ADVANTAGES IP68/ IP69K rated housing, food-compatible body Exceptional resistance to shock and vibration Affordable high-performance sensor with excellent reliability
During manufacture of dairy products, raw milk travels between successive processes through stainless-steel pipework. Rotary-shaft control valves maintain process sequences correctly, ensuring that no cross-contamination occurs during CIP cleaning after each batch is completed. Robust washdown inductive sensors, mounted on existing rotary actuators, monitor control-valve status around the clock, providing real-time positional feedback to a plant-wide control system in a simple, cost-effective manner. CUSTOMER APPLICATION At a European dairy-processing plant, milk products, made from pasteurized or raw milk, require hygienic transportation between successive operations. Process engineers use stainless-steel pipework to transport liquid ingredients from one operation to the next. Fluid flow is managed using control valves fitted with electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Multiple rotary-shaft valves deliver raw milk from holding tanks to each process station in sequence, maintaining specified flow rates and volumetric limits. Once processing of each batch is completed and all process vessels are drained, closed-loop CIP cleaning commences. Accurate, repeatable valve sequencing is essential to prevent any chance of cross- contamination between processing and cleaning sequences. A robust, highly reliable sensor system, capable of withstanding the harsh washdown regimes in force, is needed to monitor control-valve positions during processing. Where possible, sensors must be mounted on existing rotary actuators, and real-time communication with existing plant- wide control systems is mandatory.
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Customer Solution Sensing the position of a rotary-valve actuator is a routine task for Contrinex Classics washdown inductive sensors. These sensors interface directly with a range of industrial process controllers and provide cost-effective confirmation of control-valve status around the clock. A purpose-designed bracket, mounted on the top surface of each actuator, holds two sensors; these are positioned with the sensing faces vertically aligned, one above the other, and facing the actuator shaft. NAMUR-compatible (VDE/VDI 3845) mountings on the actuators provide a known datum for the sensors. A solid plastic disc, mounted on the shaft, carries two or more stainless-steel targets, positioned at 90 degrees to each other around the outer peripheral surface of the disc. Each target occupies either an upper or a lower position corresponding to height of one of the sensors. As the shaft rotates, opening and closing the valve, the targets pass in front of the sensing faces, triggering the sensors. These M12-diameter devices, rated to IP68/IP69K, have all- metal bodies with PBTB sensing faces and vacuum- encapsulated electronics; each features an industry-standard PNP normally open output. Fully embeddable, and with a sensing range up to 2mm, they are well suited to the hostile operating conditions of a washdown environment. Each sensor has an integral M12 connector, interfacing with the customer’s control system via a TPE-S-sheathed cable. Reliability is excellent; the system is simple and cost-effective.
THE INNOVATIVE 700-SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSOR FAMILY ALSO INCLUDES ENHANCED CORROSION RESISTANCE WITH THE ‘WASHDOWN 316L/ V4A STAINLESS-STEEL VERSIONS. ENHANCED CORROSION RESISTANCE WITH ‘HAMMER-PROOF ROBUSTNESS GIVES A SENSOR THAT SURVIVES A PIRANHA ATTACK OR HELPS BUILD RELIABLE MACHINES FOR CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS - IMAGINE HOW THEY CAN REDUCE DOWN-TIME.

WASHDOWN 316L/V4A STAINLESS-

STEEL 700 SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSORS

CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex inductive sensors from the FULL stainless-steel family, WASHDOWN range, are perfect for this application. Made from a single piece of V4A stainless steel, including the sensing face, they have no covers, caps or welding seams and are the most robust inductive sensors on the market. They resist shock, vibration, impact and abrasion and almost any exposure to dirt, gases, or liquids such as oil, water and cleaning agents. Functionally stable at temperatures from -25 to +85°C (-13 to 185°F), they are also insensitive to core breakage. Thanks to the long operating distances of these sensors (three times greater than the norm) a compact and efficient design was possible using the M12 size. A long operating distance allows the sensor to be mounted well away from the rotating disk’s passing teeth. Setup is also straightforward, as installation tolerances are less critical. A sensor version with plug connector was chosen to allow speedy replacement if necessary.
316L/V4A WASHDOWN STAINLESS-STEEL INDUCTIVE SENSORS - ‘HAMMER HOME AN ADVANTAGE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES World class performance in extreme environments Corrosion-resistant V4A/AISI 316L stainless-steel body Extremely robust, impact & abrasion resistant one- piece, stainless-steel housing IP68/ IP69K/ ECOLAB® Factor 1 with both ferrous and non-ferrous materials including aluminium & brass for extended sensing Can operate in close proximity without interference IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Exceptional performance combined with unique robustness, Contrinex’s Full stainless-steel WASHDOWN inductive sensors are certified to operate continuously and reliably in the harsh conditions of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, ensuring uninterrupted production. WASHDOWN sensors are available in totally impervious one-piece V4A / AISI 316L stainless-steel M12, M18 and M30 housings, which are machined from a solid piece so their is no joint to the sensing face. They are therefore highly resistant to the corrosive chemicals used for clean-in-place CIP or wash-down processes. - Ecolab approved and IP68 / IP69K rated they are pressure resistant up to 80 bar, food safe and corrosion resistant.
The ‘700’ Series ‘Extreme’ sensors are uniquely robust sensors are typically demonstrated by Contrinex as being able to repeatedly being used to hammer in nails. Even when their front face is dented, the sensor continues to operate correctly. Even under the harsh operating conditions of this application, these sensors last several years and downtime attributable to faulty sensors is minimal. Their long service life contributes to a reduction in repair costs.
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WASHDOWN 316L/V4A

STAINLESS-STEEL 700

SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSORS

THE INNOVATIVE 700-SERIES INDUCTIVE SENSOR FAMILY ALSO INCLUDES ENHANCED CORROSION RESISTANCE WITH THE ‘WASHDOWN 316L/ V4A STAINLESS-STEEL VERSIONS. ENHANCED CORROSION RESISTANCE WITH ‘HAMMER- PROOF ROBUSTNESS GIVES A SENSOR THAT SURVIVES A PIRANHA ATTACK OR HELPS BUILD RELIABLE MACHINES FOR CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS - IMAGINE HOW THEY CAN REDUCE DOWN-TIME.
During manufacture of dairy products, raw milk travels between successive processes through stainless-steel pipework. Rotary-shaft control valves maintain process sequences correctly, ensuring that no cross-contamination occurs during CIP cleaning after each batch is completed. Robust washdown inductive sensors, mounted on existing rotary actuators, monitor control-valve status around the clock, providing real-time positional feedback to a plant-wide control system in a simple, cost-effective manner. CUSTOMER APPLICATION At a European dairy-processing plant, milk products, made from pasteurized or raw milk, require hygienic transportation between successive operations. Process engineers use stainless-steel pipework to transport liquid ingredients from one operation to the next. Fluid flow is managed using control valves fitted with electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Multiple rotary-shaft valves deliver raw milk from holding tanks to each process station in sequence, maintaining specified flow rates and volumetric limits. Once processing of each batch is completed and all process vessels are drained, closed-loop CIP cleaning commences. Accurate, repeatable valve sequencing is essential to prevent any chance of cross- contamination between processing and cleaning sequences. A robust, highly reliable sensor system, capable of withstanding the harsh washdown regimes in force, is needed to monitor control-valve positions during processing. Where possible, sensors must be mounted on existing rotary actuators, and real-time communication with existing plant- wide control systems is mandatory.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex inductive sensors from the FULL stainless-steel family, WASHDOWN range, are perfect for this application. Made from a single piece of V4A stainless steel, including the sensing face, they have no covers, caps or welding seams and are the most robust inductive sensors on the market. They resist shock, vibration, impact and abrasion and almost any exposure to dirt, gases, or liquids such as oil, water and cleaning agents. Functionally stable at temperatures from -25 to +85°C (-13 to 185°F), they are also insensitive to core breakage. Thanks to the long operating distances of these sensors (three times greater than the norm) a compact and efficient design was possible using the M12 size. A long operating distance allows the sensor to be mounted well away from the rotating disk’s passing teeth. Setup is also straightforward, as installation tolerances are less critical. A sensor version with plug connector was chosen to allow speedy replacement if necessary.
Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example application is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless- steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the machine’s drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the machine to provide the fast drying of materials and optimal decomposition with reliable sanitisation being ensured. CUSTOMER APPLICATION The efficient turning of organic materials – loosening, lifting and aerating – is vitally important in industrial composting. Special mobile equipment ensures fast drying of materials, optimal decomposition and reliable sanitisation, processing between 500 and 6800 cubic meters of earth per hour. A manufacturer has introduced machine speed monitoring by sensor. A sensor located in the rotor counts the passing teeth of a rotating mechanical disk. From the number of teeth per second, the controller then calculates the final speed. Perfect sensor operation is required under these particularly harsh conditions. In addition to permanent vibration and shaking, the inductive sensor is also constantly exposed to dust, moisture, and temperatures from 70 to 80°C (158 to 176°F). Since the location of the sensor in the rotor is hard to access, the sensor must be very durable and low maintenance to avoid time-consuming repairs.
APPLICATION - ‘TURNING OVER AN OLD- LEAF - COMPOST TURNING MACHINE
Click for Brochure Washdown Catalogue Extract Click for Brochure 700 Series  - 316L/ V4A Washdown
Customer Solution Sensing the position of a rotary-valve actuator is a routine task for Contrinex Classics washdown inductive sensors. These sensors interface directly with a range of industrial process controllers and provide cost-effective confirmation of control-valve status around the clock. A purpose-designed bracket, mounted on the top surface of each actuator, holds two sensors; these are positioned with the sensing faces vertically aligned, one above the other, and facing the actuator shaft. NAMUR-compatible (VDE/VDI 3845) mountings on the actuators provide a known datum for the sensors. A solid plastic disc, mounted on the shaft, carries two or more stainless-steel targets, positioned at 90 degrees to each other around the outer peripheral surface of the disc. Each target occupies either an upper or a lower position corresponding to height of one of the sensors. As the shaft rotates, opening and closing the valve, the targets pass in front of the sensing faces, triggering the sensors. These M12-diameter devices, rated to IP68/IP69K, have all- metal bodies with PBTB sensing faces and vacuum- encapsulated electronics; each features an industry-standard PNP normally open output. Fully embeddable, and with a sensing range up to 2mm, they are well suited to the hostile operating conditions of a washdown environment. Each sensor has an integral M12 connector, interfacing with the customer’s control system via a TPE-S-sheathed cable. Reliability is excellent; the system is simple and cost-effective.
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CUSTOMER VALUES Reliable, continuous speed monitoring in harsh environment Fit-and-forget sensor solution Efficient, compact design possible for mobile turning machine No sensor-related downtime• No repair costs thanks to exceptionally long sensor life PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Extremely robust, impact and abrasion resistant IP68/ IP69K rated housing. Corrosion-resistant, V4A/ AISI 316L stainless-steel, food-compatible body. Long operating distance of 7mm in a small & slim stainless-steel 20x 32x 8mm housing. Robust, metal-cased inductive proximity sensors suitable for easy integration Factor 1 - Consistent sensing, irrespective of whether the target is steel or aluminium. Reliable, compact vibration-resistant sensors IO-Link interface included for free – Ideal for Industry 4
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316L/V4A WASHDOWN STAINLESS- STEEL INDUCTIVE SENSORS - ‘HAMMER HOME AN ADVANTAGE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES World class performance in extreme environments Corrosion-resistant V4A/AISI 316L stainless-steel body Extremely robust, impact & abrasion resistant one- piece, stainless-steel housing IP68/ IP69K/ ECOLAB® Factor 1 with both ferrous and non-ferrous materials including aluminium & brass for extended sensing Can operate in close proximity without interference IO-Link interface included – Ideal for Industry 4
Exceptional performance combined with unique robustness, Contrinex’s Full stainless-steel WASHDOWN inductive sensors are certified to operate continuously and reliably in the harsh conditions of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, ensuring uninterrupted production. WASHDOWN sensors are available in totally impervious one- piece V4A / AISI 316L stainless-steel M12, M18 and M30 housings, which are machined from a solid piece so their is no joint to the sensing face. They are therefore highly resistant to the corrosive chemicals used for clean-in-place CIP or wash-down processes. - Ecolab approved and IP68 / IP69K rated they are pressure resistant up to 80 bar, food safe and corrosion resistant.
CUSTOMER VALUES Safe, reliable operation in a hostile washdown environment No risk of cross-contamination between processing and cleaning sequences Easy integration with existing plant-wide control system Cost-effective solution requiring minimal maintenance PRODUCT ADVANTAGES IP68/ IP69K rated housing, food-compatible body Exceptional resistance to shock and vibration Affordable high-performance sensor with excellent reliability
APPLICATION - WASHDOWN SENSORS MONITOR CLEAN-IN-PLACE CIP AT A DIARY
Food-grade washdown inductive sensors from Contrinex are completely compatible with the strict hygiene standards of the dairy industry, helping maximize plant utilisation during round-the-clock production of milk-based foodstuffs. Rated to IP68/IP69K, Contrinex stainless-steel washdown sensors withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high- pressure water jets, offering highly robust solutions for the harshest operating environments. Food-grade sensors are available with IO-Link, a standardized serial connection protocol, providing digital communication in washdown areas at no additional cost. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Cleanliness is everything in food-processing facilities, and nowhere more so than in the dairy industry. A single instance of contamination during production can necessitate the destruction of multiple batches of milk-based foodstuffs - or, if undetected, result in illness, disease or death among consumers of infected products. It’s no surprise that for dairy- plant operators, maintaining the strictest possible hygiene standards is an absolute must. Given the simultaneous need to maximize plant utilization, time-consuming cleaning methods are highly undesirable. To avoid lengthy unproductive intervals between batches, food- processing facilities commonly utilise clean-in-place (CIP) and high-pressure washdown systems. Production equipment for washdown areas must therefore withstand both aggressive cleaning chemicals and high-pressure water jets as a matter of course. This requirement extends to the sensors used throughout these areas. CUSTOMER SOLUTION The Contrinex Washdown range of food-grade inductive sensors addresses these needs perfectly. Devices from both the Series 600 Classics and Series 700 Full Inox families are certified to operate continuously and reliably in harsh conditions. Rated to IP68/IP69K, they are pressure-resistant up to 80 bar, corrosion-resistant and ideal for use in food and beverage industries. Sensing the presence and detecting the position of equipment or materials at each stage requires sensors that are both accurate and responsive. Contrinex Washdown inductive sensors are up to the task in all respects. With a choice of one-piece M12-, M18- or M30- diameter AISI 316L /V4A stainless steel bodies and sensing faces (Full Inox family) or M12-diameter AISI 316L/V4A stainless-steel body and PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) FDA- approved sensing face (Classics family), these fully embeddable inductive sensors offer a highly robust solution for the harshest operating environment. Industry-standard PNP or NPN outputs with an integral M12 connector and IP69K-rated cable set ensure compatibility with existing factory systems.
CUSTOMER VALUES Maximum plant utilization in hygienic processes No sensor-related downtime Digital communication without special cabling Outstanding process monitoring and control capabilities Fast, easy set-up and reconfiguration PRODUCT ADVANTAGES Corrosion resistant, food-compatible sensors Enclosure rating IP68/69K• IO-Link interface Extremely robust Full Inox types (One-piece, stainless-steel housing; Ecolab certified) Factor 1 on steel and aluminium
The ‘700’ Series ‘Extreme’ sensors are uniquely robust sensors are typically demonstrated by Contrinex as being able to repeatedly being used to hammer in nails. Even when their front face is dented, the sensor continues to operate correctly. Contrinex’s washdown sensors provide a robust, cost-effective and hygienic solution for manufacturers of foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals, whether on a local or multi-national basis. Contrinex provides technical and commercial support via an extensive international distribution network, ensuring that every customer has access to expert product knowledge and directly relevant applications experience. Stainless-steel construction and the no-cost option of the industry-standard IO-Link protocol ensures that best-in-class performance is coupled with ultimate reliability in even the most demanding circumstances.
The ‘700’ Series ‘Extreme’ sensors are uniquely robust sensors are typically demonstrated by Contrinex as being able to repeatedly being used to hammer in nails. Even when their front face is dented, the sensor continues to operate correctly. Even under the harsh operating conditions of this application, these sensors last several years and downtime attributable to faulty sensors is minimal. Their long service life contributes to a reduction in repair costs.