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 HIGHLY ACCURATE, REPEATABLE SENSING PERFORMANCE IN DEMANDING CONDITIONS EMBEDDABLE MINIATURE SENSOR WITH MINIMAL EFFECT ON MACHINE DYNAMICS FIT-AND-FORGET OPERATION WITH EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO SHOCK AND VIBRATION AFFORDABLE, HIGHLY RELIABLE SOLUTION PRODUCT ADVANTAGES LIGHTWEIGHT, HERMETICALLY SEALED MINIATURE SENSORS V2A/AISI 303 STAINLESS-STEEL CONSTRUCTION WITH VACUUM-ENCAPSULATED ELECTRONICS BEST-IN-CLASS 0.8MM SENSING DISTANCE
High-speed machining centres often feature automatic tool- changers that help maximise productivity. A drive-motor manufacturer uses sensor technology to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence. Contrinex miniature inductive sensors detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the motor shaft with exceptional repeatability and positional accuracy better than 0.01 mm. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Modern machining centres execute multiple metal-cutting operations at a single station, often deploying a separate tool for each operation. Time spent changing tools is non- productive, reducing efficiency and machine utilization. Automating tool-changes keeps lost time to a minimum but requires highly accurate positional measurement of the main spindle to prevent damage occurring. After completion of an operation, the main spindle of the machine comes to rest. Only after it reaches the null position – the point at which the tool disengages completely – is the tool- change sequence initiated. Reliable detection of the null position requires exceptional accuracy and repeatability in sensing the position of a shaft previously rotating at up to 14,000rpm. A miniature sensor, capable of withstanding mechanical shock, high levels of vibration and an oily environment, must detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the drive-motor shaft. The required angular resolution translates to a positional accuracy of better than 0.01mm.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex inductive sensors are designed for exceptional long- term reliability and repeatability in demanding environments, and lightweight sensors from the Miniature range are ideal for this application. Constructed from V2A/AISI 303 stainless steel with PPE sensing faces and hermetically sealed cable entries, these embeddable M5-diameter sensors take up minimal space. The centring disc is mounted in a rotary-encoder housing fitted to the drive-motor shaft. The 25mm-long sensor is embedded directly in the wall of the housing and the sensing distance of 0.8mm eliminates any risk of accidental collision with the disc. The sensors are configured with an industry- standard PNP normally-open interface, connected to the customer’s control system via a flexible, oil-resistant PUR sheathed cable. Vacuum-encapsulated electronics ensure excellent resistance to shock and vibration, and no additional electrical or mechanical protection is required. Fit-and-forget operation keeps maintenance requirements to a minimum, overcoming the mechanical fragility of alternative optical-sensing encoder technology. The sensor detects the position of the centring disc, reliably and repeatably, with an accuracy better than the required 0.01mm. Contrinex Miniature inductive sensors provide a highly effective and affordable solution
APPLICATION - ROBUST M5 INDUCTIVE KEEPS HIGH-SPEED SPINDLE MONITORING
CONTRINEX, BEING SWISS, HAS AN EXPECTATION FOR EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THEY EXCEL IN THIS ARENA, WITH FOR EXAMPLE THE WORLDS SMALLEST INDUCTIVE SENSOR.

MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS

MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - SMALL SIZE - WIDE CHOICE - BIG PERFORMANCE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES SMALLEST SELF-CONTAINED MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS ON THE MARKET SIZES FROM Ø3 TO Ø4 MM AND 5 X 5MM VERY LONG SENSING RANGES UP TO 2.5MM CHOICE OF CONTRINEXS CLASSIC (600 SERIES), EXTRA DISTANCE (500 SERIES), OR EXTREME ROBUST (700 SERIES) IO-LINK INTERFACE INCLUDED IDEAL FOR INDUSTRY 4
Contrinex’s excellence in manufacturing high-performance inductive sensors for position- or presence-sensing extends to its miniature inductive range, which includes the smallest self-contained inductive sensors on the market - Miniaturisation without compromising on functionality. Sensors from this range offer a choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), advanced Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) sensor technology. Available in plain and threaded sizes from Ø 3 to M5 and as a 5 mm square-section type, these sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms. The IO-Link interface is also included offering a consistent set of additional features and to simplify connectivity to the IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.
CUSTOMER VALUES HIGHLY ACCURATE, REPEATABLE SENSING PERFORMANCE IN DEMANDING CONDITIONS EMBEDDABLE 3MM Ø MINIATURE STAINLESS-STEEL SENSOR ARE EASY TO INTEGRATE FIT-AND-FORGET OPERATION WITH EXCELLENT RESISTANCE TO SHOCK AND VIBRATION AFFORDABLE, HIGHLY RELIABLE SOLUTION PRODUCT ADVANTAGES LIGHTWEIGHT, HERMETICALLY SEALED MINIATURE SENSORS V2A/AISI 303 STAINLESS-STEEL CONSTRUCTION WITH VACUUM-ENCAPSULATED ELECTRONICS BEST-IN-CLASS SENSING DISTANCES RELIABLE AND VIBRATION RESISTANT
Compact multi-finger robot grippers are an essential element of the automated production of electronic equipment, transporting parts between operations. It is critical that in the event of an unplanned human intervention or a machine malfunction, that there is not a collision hazard - Therefore machine designers insist on an anti-collision system. Miniature distance sensors, embedded in the outward-facing surfaces of the gripper jaws, monitor the position of potential obstructions during travel, preventing accidents. CUSTOMER APPLICATION During the automated production of solar cells, compact two- finger robot edge-grippers transport trays of silicon wafers between operations. To avoid impacts on the wafers surfaces, process engineers require reliable confirmation that gripper jaws are fully open before the gripper descends to pick up a tray. Eliminating avoidable scrap costs is top of any production engineer’s to-do list, particularly when rectifying component damage also means interrupting a fast-moving automated production line. When the component in question is a costly photovoltaic silicon wafer, designers often turn to robotic handling systems, although relying on robots to achieve perfect alignment isn’t always the answer. In a manufacturing cell, robotic handling systems assemble solar cells before presenting them for automated testing. To start, trays of silicon wafers are transported between operations by two-finger robot edge-grippers. If gripper malfunctions occur, scrap costs can mount rapidly, with mechanical damage caused by impacts on the wafer surfaces being a common cause. Analysis showed that open/close errors account for a significant proportion of gripper malfunctions. Software routines alone can’t identify the position of the gripper fingers; attempts to pick up a wafer tray with the jaws only partially open result in fingers impacting on the wafer surfaces. A cost- effective hardware solution is required to provide overriding inhibition of picking routines if this situation arises.
APPLICATION - 3MM Ø INDUCTIVES HELP PROTECT FRAGILE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Designers specified two-finger grippers fitted with Contrinex Ultraminiature inductive sensors as a reliable and cost- effective means of detecting the position of the jaws at the extremes of travel. Before the gripper descends to pick up a tray, these miniature proximity sensors, mounted directly above the top faces of the gripper fingers, sense the position of the jaws in the fully open position. The Ultraminiature inductive 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 25 grams, and with a compact 3mm-diameter x 22mm V2A stainless-steel housing, they allow easy integration in tight spaces with insufficient room for traditional devices. With a sensing distance of 1mm, MiniDist devices offer designers attractive alternatives when specifying equipment. Industry-standard PNP and NPN outputs with normally open or normally closed options ensure optimum flexibility when interfacing with a wide range of control systems. Connection is via a PUR-sheathed cable with a 3-pin connector or 2-meter flying lead; alternative lengths are available. These highly versatile miniature sensors meet designers’ needs for reliable operation while preventing accidental damage. The solution is both highly reliable and cost-effective while eliminating avoidable scrap costs; payback is rapid, while production throughput is maintained at target levels without increasing the cost of quality.
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MINIATURE INDUCTIVE

SENSORS

CONTRINEX, BEING SWISS, HAS AN EXPECTATION FOR EXPERTISE IN MINIATURISATION AND SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT THEY EXCEL IN THIS ARENA, WITH FOR EXAMPLE THE WORLDS SMALLEST INDUCTIVE SENSOR.
CUSTOMER VALUES FAST AND EASY UPGRADE OF MECHANICAL LIMIT SWITCHES TOOL-FREE MOUNTING ROTATABLE SENSING FACE, MOUNTABLE IN FIVE DIRECTIONS SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN DOWNTIME PRODUCT ADVANTAGES LONG OPERATING DISTANCE UP TO 40 MM HIGHLY FLEXIBLE, RELIABLE AND ECONOMICAL SUITABLE FOR HARSH ENVIRONMENTS AND TEMPERATURES FROM -25°C TO +85°C LONG LIFE, ESPECIALLY IN APPLICATIONS WITH TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS AND VIBRATIONS HIGH SWITCHING FREQUENCIES, RELIABLE SWITCHING CHANGEOVER OUTPUTS 4 LED INDICATORS IO-LINK INTERFACE
High-speed machining centres often feature automatic tool- changers that help maximise productivity. A drive-motor manufacturer uses sensor technology to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence. Contrinex miniature inductive sensors detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the motor shaft with exceptional repeatability and positional accuracy better than 0.01 mm. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Modern machining centres execute multiple metal-cutting operations at a single station, often deploying a separate tool for each operation. Time spent changing tools is non- productive, reducing efficiency and machine utilization. Automating tool-changes keeps lost time to a minimum but requires highly accurate positional measurement of the main spindle to prevent damage occurring. After completion of an operation, the main spindle of the machine comes to rest. Only after it reaches the null position – the point at which the tool disengages completely – is the tool- change sequence initiated. Reliable detection of the null position requires exceptional accuracy and repeatability in sensing the position of a shaft previously rotating at up to 14,000rpm. A miniature sensor, capable of withstanding mechanical shock, high levels of vibration and an oily environment, must detect the position of a slotted centring-disc mounted on the drive-motor shaft. The required angular resolution translates to a positional accuracy of better than 0.01mm.
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MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS - SMALL SIZE - WIDE CHOICE - BIG PERFORMANCE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES SMALLEST SELF-CONTAINED MINIATURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS ON THE MARKET SIZES FROM Ø3 TO Ø4 MM AND 5 X 5MM VERY LONG SENSING RANGES UP TO 2.5MM CHOICE OF CONTRINEXS CLASSIC (600 SERIES), EXTRA DISTANCE (500 SERIES), OR EXTREME ROBUST (700 SERIES) IO-LINK INTERFACE INCLUDED IDEAL FOR INDUSTRY 4
Contrinex’s excellence in manufacturing high-performance inductive sensors for position- or presence-sensing extends to its miniature inductive range, which includes the smallest self- contained inductive sensors on the market - Miniaturisation without compromising on functionality. Sensors from this range offer a choice of Contrinex’s Classic (600 Series), advanced Extra Distance (500 Series), or Extreme robust (700 Series) sensor technology. Available in plain and threaded sizes from Ø 3 to M5 and as a 5 mm square-section type, these sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms. The IO-Link interface is also included offering a consistent set of additional features and to simplify connectivity to the IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.
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