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… Read more »


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…. Read more »


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 distribution… Read more »


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 versatile… Read more »


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 cardboard… Read more »


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 so… Read more »


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 upwards… Read more »


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 small… Read more »


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 cap… Read more »


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 they… Read more »