Category: Inductive Sensors

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

Mini cubic Photoelectric Sensor

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

Cubic Photoelectric 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 »

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 »

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 »

Standard Inductive Sensor Options Offer Affordable Reliability

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 »