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.

The towering turbines on wind farms might look pretty placid and peaceful from a distance, but these advanced power generators are exposed to severe weather conditions all the time. Some wind turbines are even located offshore, where salt air and water can cause components to corrode and wear out prematurely.

These unique demands have made inductive sensors a particularly popular solution for modern wind turbines. Inductive sensors are typically used to monitor the rotational velocity of the turbines in real time. If rotational speeds exceed a turbine’s safe operating parameters, the sensors can trigger safety cutoffs that prevent the turbine from self-destructing.

It’s especially important for wind turbines to have reliable sensing systems because they’re often located in fairly remote locations. If a turbine fails, it can be costly and time-consuming to repair. Inductive sensors can eliminate the need for frequent maintenance and repairs by detecting potential problems before they arise.

At Locon Sensor Systems, not only are we a long-time distributor of Contrinex products, we also specialize in developing custom sensing solutions based on very specific application concerns. Give us a call or contact us online today to speak with a representative!

Check Out These Ecolab-Certified Photoelectric Sensors

Check Out These Ecolab-Certified Photoelectric Sensors

Because they make products for human consumption, food and beverage manufacturers require specialized sensing solutions that are not only highly accurate and reliable, but also food safe. Furthermore, these sensors must be able to withstand washdown environments and frequent exposure to chemical cleaning agents. This might seem like a tall order, but our long-time distributionContinue Reading

Contrinex M18 Photoelectric Sensors Now Available in the US

Contrinex M18 Photoelectric Sensors Now Available in the US

As a long-time licensed distributor for Contrinex products, we are pleased to announce there’s a great addition to the Contrinex lineup newly available to the American market. The M18 series photoelectric sensors feature small plastic housings, a discreet embeddable design and an integral IO-Link interface. This makes it easier than ever to implement these versatileContinue Reading

Photoelectric Sensors Monitor Fast-Paced Packaging Operations

Photoelectric Sensors Monitor Fast-Paced Packaging Operations

In an industrial setting where large volumes of products move through multiple phases of automated packaging, a robust sensor system is essential to the operation’s success. Take confectionery products, for example. These products are typically wrapped individually before being sorted into groups and sealed in bags for consumers. Then, these bags are sorted into cardboardContinue Reading

Inductive Sensors Can Distinguish Different Vehicle Models

Inductive Sensors Can Distinguish Different Vehicle Models

Rather than manufacturing a single model of vehicle day in and day out, modern auto manufacturers typically produce a number of different vehicle models that each have distinct dimensions and components. To expedite their workflow, these businesses need a way to quickly identify different chassis types as soon as they’re lifted onto the line soContinue Reading

Protect Hooklift Systems With Rugged Inductive Sensors

Protect Hooklift Systems With Rugged Inductive Sensors

Hooklift trucks use a series of hydraulic rams to load and unload demountable containers so that they can be transported to and from job sites. These trucks are typically used by waste management operations, construction companies and other businesses that must move large volumes of material to disposal sites. A single container may weigh upwardsContinue Reading

Non-Contact Infrared Sensors Accurately Track Small Objects

Non-Contact Infrared Sensors Accurately Track Small Objects

Pharmaceutical companies and small part manufacturers rely on sensing equipment to accurately count and detect small objects as they progress through automated production lines. When small objects aren’t reliably detected, it can cause packaging and distribution errors that cost businesses valuable time and money. In some cases, sensors may need to track hundreds of smallContinue Reading

Maintain Bottling Plant Quality Control With Capacitive Sensors

Maintain Bottling Plant Quality Control With Capacitive Sensors

Of all the steps that go into the mass production of bottled beverages, the most important might be the step in which bottles are sealed with caps. Capping errors can cause serious quality control issues, in some cases forcing beverage producers to abandon whole packs of bottles. Not only does a loose or missing capContinue Reading

Automate Your Hydraulic Press With Inductive Sensors

Automate Your Hydraulic Press With Inductive Sensors

From molding car parts to packaging food products, hydraulic presses are used to accomplish difficult tasks in a variety of industries. In recent years, their immense strength has even earned them a bit of viral video fame on YouTube. These tools are as powerful as they are versatile, but without the right sensing equipment theyContinue Reading

These Rugged Sensors Are Ideal for Harsh Environments

These Rugged Sensors Are Ideal for Harsh Environments

When the mechanical components of your operation are regularly exposed to moisture, extreme temperatures or harsh chemicals, you need sensing equipment that is capable of standing up to some serious wear and tear. That’s why we offer a number of rugged sensors that are designed specifically for use in harsh operating environments. Let’s start byContinue Reading