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 »


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 by… Read more »


Use Photoelectric Sensors to Detect Transparent Objects

Automated manufacturing operations depend on sensor equipment to make sure each step of the process is completed reliably and effectively. For many applications, inductive sensors can do a fine job of monitoring and maintaining the automated manufacturing process. When working with glass or transparent polymers, however, you need a different type of sensor. In this… Read more »


Did You Know We Also Offer Safety Light Curtains?

In this blog, we typically focus on sensor products that make automated processes more accurate, more reliable and more efficient. These sensors come in a wide variety of different configurations, and they have applications in everything from food processing to vehicle manufacturing. But did you know that in addition to these products, we also carry… Read more »


New User-Friendly Functionality Coming to Locon’s Website

Here at Locon, we’ve developed an extensive line of sensor equipment to accommodate the needs of customers in a wide variety of industries. From extended temperature models to machine vision sensors and even custom designed options, we make sensors for just about every application you can think of. With all those different options available, we… Read more »


Standard Inductive Sensor Options Offer Affordable Reliability

Recently, we’ve highlighted a number of the more specialized sensor options you can find at Locon on our blog. These include miniature sensor units for applications with extreme space restrictions, and high temperature sensors for harsh operating environments. These specialized sensors might be ideal in some cases, but they’re not always necessary. For applications that… Read more »


No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units

Even the largest manufacturing plants rely on small, specialized machines to function effectively. In fact, the more complex your operation becomes, the more likely you are to struggle with size and space restrictions. Tool and die makers, CNC machines and advanced robotics are especially prone to these limitations. Fortunately, we have a number of types… Read more »