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 »


Contrinex Adds New Product to Classics Line of Inductive Sensors

Looking for a versatile inductive sensor with an extended operating distance? Recently, Contrinex announced a new addition to its popular Classics line of M30 inductive proximity sensors that might be ideal for your needs. With a 25mm maximum sensing distance, this sensor has the greatest operating distance of any product in the Contrinex Classics family. … Read more »


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 »