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 »


Get Acquainted With Locon’s New Website

It’s been a busy couple of months here at Locon Sensor Systems! In addition to developing innovative sensor solutions for our clients, we’ve also been redesigning our website from the ground up to improve your user experience and provide updated information. With its new navigation scheme, users can easily browse all of our sensor options… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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… Read more »