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 interface that makes them even more versatile and compatible with Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The C44 line of inductive sensors features a rotatable sensing face that allows the sensors to be mounted in five different directions. They also offer a long operating distance of up to 40mm. By virtue of these two unique characteristics, C44 inductive sensors can operate effectively in tight spaces where other sensors might be subject to mechanical damage. You can find these sensors in a variety of settings, from conveyor systems and automotive plants to port facilities and amusement park rides.

Thanks to their IO-Link interface, C44 inductive sensors can now be networked to improve system-wide reliability and data availability. Best of all, this IO-Link functionality comes at no extra cost to consumers.  In the event that a user doesn’t require IO-Link connectivity, they can simply choose to operate the sensors in conventional mode instead.

At Locon Sensor Systems, we can work with you to develop a custom sensor solution that’s tailored to the unique environmental conditions and space restrictions of your operation. To get started, feel free to give us a call at our toll-free number or contact us online today!

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