Robust and highly reliable, Contrinex inductive sensors are the fit-and-forget choice for non-contact detection of metallic targets at distances up to 40 mm. Vacuum-encapsulated electronics and metal housings protect against shock, vibration, dust, dirt and moisture, making inductive sensors ideal for highly demanding conditions. An inductive sensor generates a magnetic field that is attenuated by a metal target. As a sensor nears its target, a sensing circuit detects the degree of attenuation and switches the output accordingly. Patented Condist® oscillator circuitry allows best-in-class operating distances, while all-metal construction - including the sensing face - is possible with revolutionary Condet® technology. Designers everywhere specify Contrinex inductive sensors as industrial limit switches and position switches, as pulse-counting devices, or for distance and speed measurement.
Contrinex 2-WIRE range of DC, AC/DC and NAMUR sensors is constructed on the Classics technology platform and includes sizes from Ø 3 to M30, plus a 5 x 5 mm square-section type. Devices are available for embeddable or non-embeddable mounting and connection is by means of cable or connector. With a sensing range up to 15 mm, Contrinex 2-WIRE sensors ensure optimal equipment utilization.
Engineers needing a reliable, repeatable, highly accurate means of measuring the position of a target object should look no further than Contrinex ANALOG OUTPUT inductive sensors. Best-in-class temperature stability and a measurement range of zero to 40mm make the Contrinex analog sensor range ideally suited for measuring linear, angular and rotational position. With detection accuracy in the micron range and the best long-range sensing capability on the market, Contrinex analog sensors offer world-class performance with an attractive total cost of ownership.
Contrinex BASIC inductive sensors have a worldwide and well-deserved reputation for uncompromising accuracy and exceptional reliability. With best-in-class sensing distances between 1.5 mm and 40 mm, the Contrinex BASIC range offers fit-and-forget operation, delivering world-class performance and a highly attractive total cost of ownership. Available in sizes from M8 to M30 and C44, with optional Ø 6.5 plain and 8 mm square-section models, BASIC range inductive sensors are ideal for general position-sensing and presence-sensing applications in almost any industry.
Contrinex Inductive CHIP-IMMUNE sensors eliminate the risk of false switching due to metal debris in milling, drilling or grinding processes. Steel or aluminum objects are reliably detected, even when sensors are covered with metal chips. With extremely robust, one-piece stainless-steel housings, an IP68/IP69K protection rating and operating temperature range from -25 to +85°C (-13 to +185°F), they are ideal for the harshest machining environments. An IO-Link interface is also available for communication.
Dependable, accurate presence- and position-sensing at pressures up to 100 bar requires world-class performance and build quality. Contrinex EXTRA PRESSURE inductive sensors deliver exactly that, operating continuously in permanently pressurized conditions and at water depths up to 1,000 meters. The 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 EXTRA TEMPERATURE inductive sensors offer the ideal solution for position- and presence-sensing applications at temperatures up to 120°C. Industrial processes often generate heat, resulting in temperatures that would damage a standard sensor, but the stainless-steel construction and robust electronics of Contrinex EXTRA TEMPERATURE inductive sensors ensure reliable, accurate operation and minimal downtime in the most demanding environments.
Only the toughest sensors survive the most extreme environments, and Contrinex EXTREME inductive sensors from the Full Inox family are ideally equipped for the job. Thanks to one-piece stainless-steel (V2A/AISI 303) construction and a hermetically sealed cable entry, Extreme sensors are corrosion-resistant, impervious to oil, and pressure-resistant to 80 bar. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, the EXTREME range is at home in the most challenging circumstances. Developed to withstand the harshest industrial operating conditions, Extreme sensors are rated to IP 68 and IP 69K, delivering fit-and-forget performance with minimal downtime. With operating distances up to 40 mm, the Extreme range senses both ferrous and non-ferrous materials with Factor 1 performance, and is available in sizes from M8 to M30 and C23.
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.
Exceptional working conditions demand uncompromising performance, and Contrinex HIGH TEMPERATURE inductive sensors deliver in every respect. Designed for continuous operation at temperatures up to 180°C (up to 230°C with remote electronics), the HIGH TEMPERATURE range is ideal for the harshest environments, including automotive paint shops, metal-treatment plants and glass manufacturing, combining ultimate accuracy with world-class reliability.
Size is often a critical constraint when selecting sensors for position- or presence-sensing. The Contrinex MINIATURE range, which includes the smallest self-contained inductive sensors on the market, meets this constraint without compromising on functionality. Sensors from this range use either conventional Classics, or advanced Extra Distance or Full Inox technology. Classics and Full Inox MINIATURE sensors are IO-Link enabled in PNP NO versions. Available in plain and threaded sizes from Ø 3 to M5 and as a 5 mm square-section type, Contrinex MINIATURE inductive sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms.
Contrinex SPECIAL range includes sensors for double-sheet detection in metal processing applications. For double-sheet detection, sensors from the Full Inox family are used. Its patented inductive technology enables discrimination between one and two conductive metal sheets of a defined thickness, achieving sensitivity of 0.8 - 1.2 mm per sheet. This discrimination aids in the prevention of double feeds into blanking and forming processes which ultimately saves damage to tooling. The one-piece, stainless-steel construction of these sensors makes them the most durable on the market. They withstand the impacts that are a common hazard in double-sheet detection applications close to moving sheet metal, ensuring minimal down-time.
Contrinex WASHDOWN inductive sensors are certified to operate continuously and reliably in the harsh conditions of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, ensuring uninterrupted production. With Ecolab approval and rated to IP 68 and IP 69K, they are pressure resistant up to 80 bar, food safe and corrosion resistant. WASHDOWN sensors are available in conventional Classics technology, size M12, or Full Inox technology, sizes M12, M18 and M30. Full Inox types have a totally impervious one-piece housing in stainless-steel (V4A / AISI 316L), including the sensing face. They are therefore highly resistant to the corrosive chemicals used for clean-in-place or wash-down processes. With Factor 1 on steel and aluminum and extended sensing ranges up to 40 mm, Full Inox technology minimizes the possibility of impact damage - a common hazard in confined operating spaces. WASHDOWN sensors meet the increasingly demanding sensing needs of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, delivering best-in-class performance with an attractive total cost of ownership.
Contrinex WELD-IMMUNE inductive sensors are ideal for the hostile working environments found in automotive factories and other industrial welding plants. One-piece, stainless-steel (V2A/AISI 304) construction ensures that weld-immune sensors withstand direct contact with weld spatter and are easily cleaned, ensuring minimal down-time. Best-in-class sensing ranges of up to 10mm eliminate the risk of collision damage - a frequent occurrence when operating in close proximity to moving machine parts.