Improve Your Welding System With Weld-Immune Sensors

In the old days, when industrial processes were done by hand, the process was slow, arduous, and prone to human error. These days though, machines are quite sophisticated and able to get jobs done that were previously unthinkable. The reason of course is due to advancements in technology.

When objects such as automobiles are assembled in plants and factories, the welding process is often vital to the production of such objects. Sensors are used to determine the correct timing and areas to be welded– if the sensors fail, there are major problems on the production line.

The welding process generally involves strong electromagnetic fields, which could cause an inductive sensor to provide false triggers. Meanwhile, molten fragments, aka “weld slag,” or dust could also compromise detection. Therefore, it’s imperative to have the best sensors in use, the kind which can withstand intense and harsh conditions.

Contrinex is a company which is making strides in the development of smaller and better, full-metal, weld-immune sensors. Now available in a compact M8 size, these virtually indestructible sensors have one-piece stainless steel housing and can withstand magnetic fields up to 40 millitesla. Used for welding systems, especially in the automotive industry, weld-immune sensors these days offer the advantages of guaranteed switching distances, excellent temperature compensation and a long life, particularly in areas with temperature changes and vibrations. Installation is fast and occurs with low tolerance values.

Locon Sensor Systems of Perrysburg, Ohio, specializes in custom inductive and mini capacitive sensors, including weld-immune sensors. Please contact Locon Sensor Systems today to discuss your sensor needs.

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