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Automated Assembly Plants Rely on Inductive Sensors to Succeed

Automated Assembly Plants Rely on Inductive Sensors to Succeed

Inductive sensors are a particularly versatile type of sensor that can be found everywhere from wind farms to machine shops. One of the most common applications for inductive sensors, however, lies in automated assembly operations. In plants where consumer electronics, automobiles and other goods are assembled by robotic automation systems, these sensors are used to ensure that each component is correctly aligned and ready for the next step in the assembly process.

Take the C23 Full Inox inductive sensors from our long-time distribution partner Contrinex, for example.

By virtue of their corrosion-resistant stainless steel construction and long operating distance, these inductive sensors are ideal for a wide variety of automated assembly applications, including food-safe settings. C23 inductive sensors are small enough to fit in tight spaces, but robust enough to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals. They can also be easily integrated into plant-wide control systems thanks to their digital IO-Link interface, which allows them to communicate wirelessly without the need for additional cabling.

Interested in learning more about how these or any of the other sensors we offer at Locon can make your operation more efficient and reliable? We can work with you to design a custom sensor solution that is ideally suited to meet the needs of your business. We can also help you find effective replacement options for your existing sensor systems as well. To get started, feel free to contact us online or give us a call at our toll-free number today!

These Inductive Sensors Provide Optimal Flexibility

These Inductive Sensors Provide Optimal Flexibility

Looking for an inductive sensor that can be mounted in tight spaces, operate over long distances and function effectively in harsh environments? This might seem like a tall order, but we now offer C44 inductive sensors from Contrinex that can meet all these demands and more. Contrinex recently outfitted these popular sensors with an IO-Link… Continue Reading

Long-Range Photoelectric Sensors Count Shrink-Wrapped Packages

Long-Range Photoelectric Sensors Count Shrink-Wrapped Packages

In high-volume packaging operations, products are typically packaged and prepared for transit in a few distinct stages. Take potato chips, for example. First, the chips are sorted and sealed in the single-serving bags you might see in a grocery store or vending machine. Next, the bags are packed in the cardboard cartons that get sold… Continue Reading

These Inductive Sensors are Ideal for CNC Milling Operations

These Inductive Sensors are Ideal for CNC Milling Operations

When industrial machine shops use automated mills, lathes and grinding tools to shape metal products, they rely on robust sensor equipment to detect the metal objects as they travel along conveyor systems. First and foremost, the sensors must be moisture-resistant so that they can operate reliably in an environment where they are regularly doused in… Continue Reading

New Photoelectric Sensors Reliably Detect Transparent Objects

New Photoelectric Sensors Reliably Detect Transparent Objects

Conventional photoelectric sensors are great at detecting fast-moving reflective objects, which makes them ideal for packaging operations that must count and sort thousands of items a day. Depending on the target material and composition, detecting transparent objects like glass and plastic bottles may pose a challenge. This is because transparent objects absorb very little visible… Continue Reading

Inductive Sensors Enable Batch Testing of Control Knobs

Inductive Sensors Enable Batch Testing of Control Knobs

In manufacturing plants, inductive sensors are typically used to detect the presence or absence of metal components, thereby preventing errors in fast-paced automated processes. These sensors are virtually essential in automotive assembly plants, for example. But the applications for inductive sensors aren’t confined to the manufacturing sector. They’re often used in hardware testing environments as… Continue Reading

Inductive Sensors Facilitate Tool Changes on High-Speed Spindles

Inductive Sensors Facilitate Tool Changes on High-Speed Spindles

In fast-paced manufacturing environments, CNC mills and lathes are often used to machine industrial-grade products out of solid blocks of material. These computer-driven machines use precision cutting tools to make everything from automotive parts to aerospace equipment and more. To achieve optimal efficiency, the machines are typically equipped with automatic tool changers that swap out… Continue Reading

Contrinex Adds New Product to Classics Line of Inductive Sensors

Contrinex Adds New Product to Classics Line of Inductive Sensors

Looking for a versatile inductive sensor with an extended operating distance? Recently, Contrinex announced a new addition to its popular Classics line of M30 inductive proximity sensors that might be ideal for your needs. With a 25mm maximum sensing distance, this sensor has the greatest operating distance of any product in the Contrinex Classics family. … Continue Reading

Sensor Equipment Is Essential for Amusement Park Safety

Sensor Equipment Is Essential for Amusement Park Safety

At Locon, our custom sensor systems are utilized in a wide variety of industrial settings, from food packaging operations to automotive assembly plants. With these applications in mind, it might surprise you to learn that many of the same sensors can be found in amusement parks as well! Attractions such as rollercoasters and water rides… Continue Reading

Durable Inductive Sensors Find a New Home on Wind Farms

Durable Inductive Sensors Find a New Home on Wind Farms

Thanks to their ability to function reliably in harsh operating environments, you can find inductive sensors in a variety of rugged industrial settings. From vehicle manufacturing to food processing, inductive sensors offer viable solutions to some of the world’s most demanding jobs. In recent years, they’ve also been utilized in the burgeoning renewable energy industry.… Continue Reading