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Sensors, Light Curtains

Contrinex is a leading manufacturer of sensors for factory automation. The Swiss company has a unique and innovative range of products whose features far surpass those of standard sensors.

Proximity switches are about detecting movement and maintaining quality control. Contrinex proximity switches are able to reliably deal with the most critical demands for information. These switches feature all-metal housings, right-angle optics, and analog outputs.

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Contrinex also produces some of the most advanced light curtains in the industry. They are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from the industrial press machine to the pharmaceutical assembly line.  For any machine requiring a fixed guard-door or cover, Contrinex also proposes safety sensors with either a magnetic or RFID operating principle. Magnetic sensors are a very economical way of monitoring whether a door is open or closed.

Inductive Sensors

Contrinex Inductive Sensors
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.

  • Basic Sensors
  • Miniature Sensors
  • Extreme Sensors
  • Analog Output Sensors
  • 2-Wire Sensors
  • High Pressure Sensors
  • High Temperature Sensors
  • Weld-Immune Sensors
  • Chip-Immune Sensors
  • Double-Sheet Sensors
  • Maritime Sensors
  • Washdown Sensors
  • Smart Sensors

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Contrinex Safety
By offering innovative, reliable safety products, we aim to reduce workplace accidents worldwide. Our solutions are also highly ergonomic, with a positive effect on system availability and overall productivity. Safetinex light curtains and access control barriers have been designed by Contrinex to provide high quality safeguarding for both personnel and machinery.

  • Light Curtains Extended Slim
  • Light Curtains Basic Slim
  • Light Curtains Basic Standard
  • Magnetic Sensors
  • RFID Sensors
  • Accessories

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PhotoElectric Sensors

Contrinex Photoelectric sensors
Versatile and highly sensitive, Contrinex photoelectric sensors deliver long-distance, non-contact detection of metallic and non-metallic targets, accommodating variable target color and surface finish. High-frequency switching circuitry senses small, fast-moving objects, even against non-contrasting backgrounds.

  • Standard PhotoElectric Sensors
  • Miniature PhotoElectric Sensors
  • Transparent Object sensors
  • Fiber Optic Sensors
  • Distance Sensors
  • Color and Contrast Sensors
  • Light Grids

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Contrinex RFID
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is used in numerous automation and logistics applications. Durable electronic labels (called transponders or tags) allow objects to be identified throughout production and logistics processes, storing essential data for tracking, tracing and quality assurance.

  • Basic RFID
  • Extreme RFID
  • Washdown RFID
  • High Temperature RFID
  • IO-Link RFID
  • USB

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Smart Sensors

Contrinex Smart SensorMeasure – Monitor – Configure – Predict
Contrinex Smart Sensors, designed with the needs of OEMs and system integrators in mind, have all the answers when it comes to reducing complexity and cost. By implementing multiple sensing modes in a single sensor, Contrinex has given designers the freedom they have always dreamed about, offering exceptional versatility and simplified integration.

  • Multiple sensing modes in a single
  • Direct measurement: distance measurement, lateral position measurement (constant distance), feature detection
  • Indirect measurement: Angular measurement, lateral position measurement (inclined plane), force measure- ment, vibration measurement, step counting
  • Exceptional versatility optimizes spares inventory Condition-based self-monitoring minimizes maintenance
  • Localized D2D process logic enables sensor-based decision-making
  • Unique embedded sensor ID eliminates installation errors
  • IO-Link smart profile simplifies control-system integration
  • Full-inox devices offer increased protection in the harshest environments
  • Full-inox versions provide exceptional sensing range on aluminum, brass and copper targets

Smart Sensor Products:

  • Smart Inductive Basic Sensors
  • Smart Inductive Full Inox Sensors
  • Smart Inductive Digital Measurement (DMS) Sensors
  • Smart Inductive Analog Measurement (AMS) Sensors
  • Smart Photoelectric Basic Sensors
  • Smart Photoelectric Digital Measurement (DMS) Sensors
  • Smart Photoelectric Analog Measurement (AMS) Sensors
  • PocketCodr Configuration Tool

Ultrasonic Sensors

Contrinex Ultrasonic sensors
Contrinex ultrasonic sensors provide reliable, non-contact detection of solid,liquid, granular or powdered materials in air, tolerating precipitation, humidity, dust and fumes. Target materials may be colored, transparent, polished or matt; detection is practically independent of the target’s direction of travel.

  • Miniature M12 Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Small M18 Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Compact M30 Ultrasonic Sensors

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The Smallest Inductive Sensor in the World

Contrinex MiniMini Inductive Sensor
Just twelve millimeters in length and three millimeters in diameter – these tiny dimensions make the MiniMini the smallest inductive sensor in the world.
The MiniMini impresses with its high switching frequency of 8 kHz and excellent temperature stability from -25 ° C to +70 ° C. Alongside the standard version with a plastic cap Contrinex also offers a version with a ceramic sensing face. This type is pressure resistant up to 200 bar and has IP68/IP69K protection. With a plastic cap the switching distance is 1 mm; with a ceramic cover it is 0.8 mm.