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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 RELIABLE, CONTINUOUS TOOL OPERATION IN TIME-SENSITIVE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS SIGNIFICANT ENHANCEMENT OF TOOL FUNCTION WITH MINIMAL EFFECT ON SIZE OR WEIGHT LOW RISK OF INTERNAL DAMAGE DUE TO BEST-IN-CLASS SENSING DISTANCES INDUSTRY-STANDARD INTERFACE REQUIRES LITTLE MODIFICATION TO CONTROL SYSTEMS PRODUCT ADVANTAGES SENSOR PERFORMANCE UNAFFECTED BY 500 BAR (7255 PSI) OPERATING PRESSURE CONDIST® TECHNOLOGY OF EXTRA DISTANCE FAMILY DELIVERS BEST-IN-CLASS SENSING DISTANCES SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT EMBEDDABLE SENSORS WITH HIGH- PRESSURE CAPABILITY RUGGED INDUCTIVE SENSOR WITH METAL HOUSING AND CERAMIC SENSING FACE
A manufacturer of cold-forming tools for joining sheet metal uses position sensing to control the operation of a manual punch-riveting tool. A high-pressure inductive sensor mounted directly into the wall of a small pneumohydraulic cylinder detects the position of the hydraulic ram, preventing the operating cycle from starting unless the ram is fully retracted. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Automotive technicians assembling prototype vehicle bodies during pre-production use manual punch-riveting tools to join individual sheet-metal parts. Several thousand joints are required per vehicle, and tools must be compact since space is often limited. Bad joints, which are very costly to repair, can occur if the technician does not set the tool correctly before triggering it. During use, the tool-head is often partly hidden from view, so a sensing system must confirm that the operating ram is fully retracted and prevent the tool from operating if the ram is not in the correct position. A pneumohydraulic cylinder drives the ram, and the compact nature of the tool limits the allowable sensor size. The sensing face is exposed to the high-pressure side of the hydraulic circuit, so the sensor must withstand continuous pressures up to 500 bar (7255 psi) and pressure spikes of 1000 bar (14,510 psi).
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Robust inductive sensors from the Contrinex Extra Distance family, High Pressure range, withstand the high operating pressure of this application. The extended operating distance of patented Condist® technology allows the use of thick, hermetically sealed ceramic discs on the sensing faces without compromising the sensors’ performance. These lightweight M5- and M8-diameter embeddable sensors are 27 mm and 30 mm in length, respectively. The sensors are mounted directly into the wall of the cylinder and do not interfere with the normal operation of the tool. Sensing distances of 1mm (M5 sensor) and 1.5 mm (M8 sensor) eliminate any risk of internal mechanical damage through contact with the ram. The sensors have an industry-standard PNP normally-open configuration and connect with the customer’s control system via a flexible PUR-sheathed cable. Vacuum-encapsulated electronics ensure excellent resistance to shock and vibration, and no additional electrical or mechanical protection is required. Previously, users of the punch-riveting tools were unable to check the position of the operating ram with the tool in situ and either incurred downtime or risked costly bad joints. Contrinex high-pressure inductive sensors satisfy the manufacturer’s requirement for small, lightweight, ultra- reliable sensors with an attractive total cost of ownership.
CONTRINEX HELP KEEP YOU CALM UNDER PRESSURE WITH THEIR RANGES OF ‘EXTRA & HIGH PRESSURE SENSORS WHICH ARE TRUSTED IN A WORLD OF CHALLENGING APPLICATIONS.
INDUCTIVE SENSORS DESIGNED FOR Extra’ PRESSURE (200 BAR) AND High’ PRESSURE (500 BAR / 1000 BAR PEAK)- ‘COOL UNDER PRESSURE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES EXTRA - PRESSURE RESISTANT UP TO 200 BAR HIGH - HIGHEST OPERATING AND PEAK PRESSURES (500 BAR, 1000 BAR PEAK) EXTRAORDINARY LIFE TIME UNDER PRESSURE CYCLE EXCEPTIONAL RELIABILITY IN MINIATURE PACKAGES EXTRA - SUITABLE FOR HIGH VACUUM APPLICATIONS IO-LINK INTERFACE INCLUDED IDEAL FOR INDUSTRY 4
Dependable, accurate presence- and position-sensing at pressures up to 200 bar for the ‘EXTRA’ range or 500 bar (1,000 bar peak) for the ‘HIGH PRESSURE’ range of sensors. The EXTRA PRESSURE inductive sensors deliver can operate continuously in permanently pressurised conditions and at water depths up to 1,000 metres. Their combination of a stainless-steel housing and a permanently bonded ceramic or sapphire-glass sensing face guarantees robustness and exceptional reliability in miniature packages sized from ø3 to M8. Contrinex HIGH PRESSURE inductive sensors are suitable for continuous duty at pressures up to 500 bar (1,000 bar peak pressure), ensuring reliable, accurate sensing in the most demanding pneumatic and hydraulic applications. Available with classic metal housing or one-piece, stainless-steel construction, high-pressure sensors detect the smallest parts and are ideal for piston-control applications where space is at a premium.

EXTRA & HIGH PRESSURE INDUCTIVE SENSORS

HIGH Pressure EXTRA Pressure
CUSTOMER VALUES RELIABLE OPERATION DESPITE HIGH-OPERATING PRESSURES EASE OF MOUNTING REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS INCREASED EFFICIENCY PRODUCT ADVANTAGES PRACTICALLY UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PRESSURE CYCLES ACROSS THE PRESSURE RANGE 10 TIMES GREATER LONGEVITY THAN THE MARKET STANDARD PEAK PRESSURE UP TO 1000 BAR (14500 PSI) LONG OPERATING DISTANCES DESPITE PRESSURE RESISTANT HOUSING RESISTANCE TO DYNAMIC STRESSES
Manufacturers of mobile concrete pumping trucks trust Contrinex’s High Pressure sensors to monitor the piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. These sensors provide exceptional reliability despite the challenges of pressure cycles and high pressure peaks, increasing longevity and efficiency and reducing maintenance costs for these concrete pump. An additional benefit is that these sensors are part of Contrinex’s Extra Distance family and so combine long operating distances despite the pressure resistant housing. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Concrete pumps use a double-piston pump and require two feed cylinders that pump concrete at a working pressure of up to 400 bar (5800 psi). These feed cylinders are driven by pairs of hydraulic cylinder pairs which operate in push-pull opposition. To achieve the maximum possible efficiency, the timing of this push-pull operation must be precisely coordinated. It is therefore essential to monitor the cylinder limit position with sensors that are resistant to high-pressure. The dynamic stresses on all components built into the hydraulic system are very high, due to constantly changing pressure cycles during pump operation. Concrete pump failures are extremely costly because they can cause construction problems and stoppages and risk compromising the building being constructed. If the breakdown is due to problems in the hydraulic system, all the hydraulic oil must be drained to correct the fault. Then, after refilling and before start-up, several time-consuming de- aeration cycles must take place before the pump is fully fit for service again. This prolongs the construction stoppage. The customer’s requirements for longevity and resistance to high peak pressures are essential to guarantee the smooth operation of such systems.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex High Pressure sensors (series 500P) withstand the necessary pressure levels (peak pressure up to 1000 bar - 14500 psi) due to a patented process whereby a solid ceramic disk is built into the stainless steel housing. These sensors are fully resistant to dynamic stresses. A patented technology ensures that all electronics, including the ferrite core and coil, are located on the unpressurised side of the housing. This results in an unusually long life under pressure cycle stresses. To monitor cylinder limit positions in the concrete pump, two sensors are installed and connected to the control system. Due to their longevity, which is ten times greater than the market standard, maintenance costs are reduced to a minimum.
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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EXTRA & HIGH PRESSURE

INDUCTIVE SENSORS

CONTRINEX HELP KEEP YOU CALM UNDER PRESSURE WITH THEIR RANGES OF ‘EXTRA & HIGH PRESSURE SENSORS WHICH ARE TRUSTED IN A WORLD OF CHALLENGING APPLICATIONS.
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
A manufacturer of cold-forming tools for joining sheet metal uses position sensing to control the operation of a manual punch-riveting tool. A high-pressure inductive sensor mounted directly into the wall of a small pneumohydraulic cylinder detects the position of the hydraulic ram, preventing the operating cycle from starting unless the ram is fully retracted. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Automotive technicians assembling prototype vehicle bodies during pre-production use manual punch-riveting tools to join individual sheet-metal parts. Several thousand joints are required per vehicle, and tools must be compact since space is often limited. Bad joints, which are very costly to repair, can occur if the technician does not set the tool correctly before triggering it. During use, the tool-head is often partly hidden from view, so a sensing system must confirm that the operating ram is fully retracted and prevent the tool from operating if the ram is not in the correct position. A pneumohydraulic cylinder drives the ram, and the compact nature of the tool limits the allowable sensor size. The sensing face is exposed to the high-pressure side of the hydraulic circuit, so the sensor must withstand continuous pressures up to 500 bar (7255 psi) and pressure spikes of 1000 bar (14,510psi).
Click for Brochure High Pressure Inductives Click for Brochure High Pressure Catalogue Extract
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Robust inductive sensors from the Contrinex Extra Distance family, High Pressure range, withstand the high operating pressure of this application. The extended operating distance of patented Condist® technology allows the use of thick, hermetically sealed ceramic discs on the sensing faces without compromising the sensors’ performance. These lightweight M5- and M8-diameter embeddable sensors are 27 mm and 30 mm in length, respectively. The sensors are mounted directly into the wall of the cylinder and do not interfere with the normal operation of the tool. Sensing distances of 1mm (M5 sensor) and 1.5 mm (M8 sensor) eliminate any risk of internal mechanical damage through contact with the ram. The sensors have an industry-standard PNP normally-open configuration and connect with the customer’s control system via a flexible PUR-sheathed cable. Vacuum-encapsulated electronics ensure excellent resistance to shock and vibration, and no additional electrical or mechanical protection is required. Previously, users of the punch-riveting tools were unable to check the position of the operating ram with the tool in situ and either incurred downtime or risked costly bad joints. Contrinex high-pressure inductive sensors satisfy the manufacturer’s requirement for small, lightweight, ultra- reliable sensors with an attractive total cost of ownership.
INDUCTIVE SENSORS DESIGNED FOR Extra’ PRESSURE (200 BAR) AND High’ PRESSURE (500 BAR / 1000 BAR PEAK) - ‘COOL UNDER PRESSURE
PRODUCT ADVANTAGES EXTRA - PRESSURE RESISTANT UP TO 200 BAR HIGH - HIGHEST OPERATING AND PEAK PRESSURES (500 BAR, 1000 BAR PEAK) EXTRAORDINARY LIFE TIME UNDER PRESSURE CYCLE EXCEPTIONAL RELIABILITY IN MINIATURE PACKAGES EXTRA - SUITABLE FOR HIGH VACUUM APPLICATIONS IO-LINK INTERFACE INCLUDED IDEAL FOR INDUSTRY 4
Dependable, accurate presence- and position-sensing at pressures up to 200 bar for the ‘EXTRA’ range or 500 bar (1,000 bar peak) for the ‘HIGH PRESSURE’ range of sensors. The EXTRA PRESSURE inductive sensors deliver can operate continuously in permanently pressurised conditions and at water depths up to 1,000 metres. Their combination of a stainless-steel housing and a permanently bonded ceramic or sapphire-glass sensing face guarantees robustness and exceptional reliability in miniature packages sized from ø3 to M8. Contrinex HIGH PRESSURE inductive sensors are suitable for continuous duty at pressures up to 500 bar (1,000 bar peak pressure), ensuring reliable, accurate sensing in the most demanding pneumatic and hydraulic applications. Available with classic metal housing or one-piece, stainless-steel construction, high-pressure sensors detect the smallest parts and are ideal for piston-control applications where space is at a premium.
HIGH Pressure EXTRA Pressure
CUSTOMER VALUES RELIABLE OPERATION DESPITE HIGH-OPERATING PRESSURES EASE OF MOUNTING REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS INCREASED EFFICIENCY PRODUCT ADVANTAGES PRACTICALLY UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PRESSURE CYCLES ACROSS THE PRESSURE RANGE 10 TIMES GREATER LONGEVITY THAN THE MARKET STANDARD PEAK PRESSURE UP TO 1000 BAR (14500 PSI) LONG OPERATING DISTANCES DESPITE PRESSURE RESISTANT HOUSING RESISTANCE TO DYNAMIC STRESSES
Manufacturers of mobile concrete pumping trucks trust Contrinex’s High-Pressure sensors to monitor the piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. These sensors provide exceptional reliability despite the challenges of pressure cycles and high-pressure peaks, increasing longevity and efficiency and reducing maintenance costs for these concrete pump. An additional benefit is that these sensors are part of Contrinex’s Extra Distance family and so combine long operating distances despite the pressure resistant housing. CUSTOMER APPLICATION Concrete pumps use a double-piston pump and require two feed cylinders that pump concrete at a working pressure of up to 400 bar (5800 psi). These feed cylinders are driven by pairs of hydraulic cylinder pairs which operate in push-pull opposition. To achieve the maximum possible efficiency, the timing of this push-pull operation must be precisely coordinated. It is therefore essential to monitor the cylinder limit position with sensors that are resistant to high-pressure. The dynamic stresses on all components built into the hydraulic system are very high, due to constantly changing pressure cycles during pump operation. Concrete pump failures are extremely costly because they can cause construction problems and stoppages and risk compromising the building being constructed. If the breakdown is due to problems in the hydraulic system, all the hydraulic oil must be drained to correct the fault. Then, after refilling and before start-up, several time-consuming de- aeration cycles must take place before the pump is fully fit for service again. This prolongs the construction stoppage. The customer’s requirements for longevity and resistance to high peak pressures are essential to guarantee the smooth operation of such systems.
CUSTOMER SOLUTION Contrinex High-Pressure sensors (series 500P) withstand the necessary pressure levels (peak pressure up to 1000 bar - 14500 psi) due to a patented process whereby a solid ceramic disk is built into the stainless steel housing. These sensors are fully resistant to dynamic stresses. A patented technology ensures that all electronics, including the ferrite core and coil, are located on the unpressurised side of the housing. This results in an unusually long life under pressure cycle stresses. To monitor cylinder limit positions in the concrete pump, two sensors are installed and connected to the control system. Due to their longevity, which is ten times greater than the market standard, maintenance costs are reduced to a minimum.
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