The Best Sensors for the Food and Beverage Industry

When we bite into a sandwich or drink a glass of milk, we assume that our food was properly processed. To ensure that this is the case, many food and beverage facilities take extra precautions in packaging their products and maintaining a clean facility environment. One way they do so is by employing sensors—specifically photoelectric… Read more »


What Are Basic Inductive Sensors?

Some projects require specialized or customized sensors to meet the challenging demands of very specific application concerns.  Locon provides these solutions.  But, sometimes you don’t need a specialized part to get the job done. All you need is a standard, run-of-the-mill sensor. The line of basic inductive sensors does just that. Efficient and reliable, basic… Read more »


The Many Varieties of Pressure Capable Inductive Sensors

Pressure capable inductive sensors can come in all shapes and sizes. As a long-time licensed distributor for Contrinex product, Locon features Contrinex’s line of pressure capable sensors – high-pressure, extra pressure, and extreme inductive sensors. Here we detail what these sensors are capable of, as well as the difference between the three: High-Pressure Inductive Sensors… Read more »


How Rugged Inductive Sensors Help Manufacture N95 Face Masks

As the world fights to control the spread of the novel coronavirus, masks have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We now have to wear them in grocery stores, restaurants, and anywhere else where we cannot safely socially distance. Of the many masks available on the market, the N95 face masks are considered… Read more »


The Different Types of Cubic Inductive Sensors

In past blog posts, we have focused on the cubic photoelectric sensor—a sensor that uses LED light to determine the absence of an object—but in this post we turn our attention to its cousin, the cubic inductive sensor. This type of sensor, unlike the photoelectric sensor, uses electromagnetic induction to detect the presence of a… Read more »


An Overview on Cubic Photoelectric Sensors

Cubic photoelectric sensors are one of the many types of photoelectric sensors available on the market. While their housing dimensions are what most obviously set them apart from other types of photoelectric sensors, their shape also makes them uniquely suited to certain applications.  Here we go through everything you need to know about cubic photoelectric… Read more »


Revolutionary Protection for Inductive Sensors

For many industries, their machines work under highly demanding environments. That’s why they need sensors that can reliably perform under challenging circumstances. By using ceramic coating, a new range of weld-immune inductive sensors offer to do just that.   What are inductive sensors? Inductive sensors are used to detect the presence of a metallic object. Vacuum-sealed… Read more »


Understanding the Different Types of Capacitive Sensors

Capacitive sensors are proximity sensors, offering non-contact detection of a target. Capacitive sensing involves the electrical property of capacitance and the resulting feedback present in the oscillator circuit created between the target and the sensor. Not only can capacitive sensors detect the presence or absence of an object, but they can also detect flow, liquid… Read more »


High-Pressure Inductive Sensors Are Small but Remarkably Strong

At Locon Sensor Systems, we recognize the need for variety of industrial-grade sensor options that are capable of operating reliably even in the most unforgiving environments. From high-temperature tolerant sensors to washdown sensors that are food safe and corrosion resistant, we provide rugged and durable sensor solutions. We are pleased to offer pressure-resistant inductive sensors… Read more »


Miniature Photoelectric Sensors Offer an Alternative to Fiber Optic Cables

In robotics and other applications where space is very limited, engineers sometimes need to use fiber optic cables paired with conventional photoelectric sensor options. Although fiber optic cables can serve as an effective solution in these scenarios, using a partnered fiber and sensor can increase equipment cost which may pose a budget challenge. Thanks to… Read more »