Contrinex Inductive Sensors

Contrinex Inductive Sensors

Suited to tough environmental conditions

Inductive BASIC – Contrinex BASIC inductive sensors have a worldwide and well-deserved reputation for uncompromising accuracy and exceptional reliability. With best-in-class sensing distances between 1.5 mm and 40 mm,…


Inductive MINIATURE – Size is often a critical constraint when selecting sensors for position- or presence-sensing. Contrinex MINIATURE offers the smallest self-contained inductive sensors on the market. Available in plain and threaded sizes from ø3 to 4 mm with a 5mm square-section option, Contrinex MINIATURE inductive sensors are ideal for applications where space is limited, including tool-selection, robotic position-sensing and control of micro-mechanisms.


Inductive EXTREME – Only world-class sensors survive the most extreme environments, and Contrinex EXTREME inductive sensors are ideally equipped for the job. Corrosion-resistant and impervious to aggressive industrial chemicals, EXTREME sensors are also watertight to 80 bar, thanks to one-piece stainless-steel (V4A/AISI 316L) construction and a hermetically sealed cable entry. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, the Extreme range is at home in the most challenging circumstances.


Inductive EXTRA PRESSURE up to 100 bar – Dependable, accurate presence- and position-sensing at pressures up to 100 bar requires world-class performance and build quality. Contrinex EXTRA PRESSURE inductive sensors deliver exactly that, operating continuously in permanently pressurized conditions and at water depths up to 1,000 meters. The combination of a stainless-steel housing and a permanently bonded ceramic or sapphire-glass sensing face guarantees robustness and exceptional reliability in miniature packages sized from ø3 to M8.


Inductive HIGH PRESSURE up to 1000 bar peak – Contrinex HIGH PRESSURE inductive sensors are suitable for continuous duty at pressures up to 500 bar (1,000 bar peak pressure), ensuring reliable, accurate sensing in the most demanding pneumatic and hydraulic applications. Available with classic metal housing or one-piece, stainless-steel construction, high-pressure sensors detect the smallest parts and are ideal for piston-control applications where space is at a premium.


Inductive EXTRA TEMPERATURE up to 120°C – Contrinex EXTRA TEMPERATURE inductive sensors offer the ideal solution for position- and presence-sensing applications at temperatures up to 120°C. Industrial processes often generate heat, resulting in temperatures that would damage a standard sensor, but the stainless-steel construction and robust electronics of Contrinex EXTRA TEMPERATURE inductive sensors ensure reliable, accurate operation and minimal downtime in the most demanding environments.


Inductive HIGH TEMPERATURE up to 230°C – Exceptional working conditions demand uncompromising performance, and Contrinex HIGH TEMPERATURE inductive sensors deliver in every respect. Designed for continuous operation at temperatures up to 180°C (up to 230°C with remote electronics), the HIGH TEMPERATURE range is ideal for the harshest environments, including automotive paint shops, metal-treatment plants and glass manufacturing, combining ultimate accuracy with world-class reliability.


Inductive WASHDOWN – WASHDOWN inductive sensors are certified to operate continuously and reliably in the harsh conditions of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, ensuring uninterrupted production. With Ecolab approval and rated to IP68 and IP69K, they are pressure resistant up to 80 bar, food safe and corrosion resistant. These sensors have been developed on the platform of FULL INOX technology for a totally impervious one-piece housing in stainless-steel (V4A/AISI 316L), including the sensing face. They are therefore highly resistant to the corrosive chemicals used for clean-in-place or wash-down processes.


Inductive ANALOG OUTPUT – Engineers needing a reliable, repeatable, highly accurate means of measuring the position of a target object should look no further than Contrinex ANALOG OUTPUT inductive sensors. Best-in-class temperature stability and a measurement range of zero to 40mm make the Contrinex analog sensor range ideally suited for measuring linear, angular and rotational position. With detection accuracy in the micron range and the best long-range sensing capability on the market, Contrinex analog sensors offer world-class performance with an attractive total cost of ownership.


Inductive WELD-IMMUNE – Contrinex WELD-IMMUNE inductive sensors are ideal for the hostile working environments found in automotive factories and other industrial welding plants. One-piece, stainless-steel (V2A/AISI 304) construction ensures that weld-immune sensors withstand direct contact with weld spatter and are easily cleaned, ensuring minimal down-time. Best-in-class sensing ranges of up to 10mm eliminate the risk of collision damage – a frequent occurrence when operating in close proximity to moving machine parts.


Inductive SPECIAL – The SPECIAL range includes sensors for double-sheet detection in metal processing applications and devices with 2 wires: NAMUR (DIN/EN 19234) and AC/DC versions. For double-sheet detection, sensors from the FULL INOX family are used. Its patented inductive technology enables discrimination between one and two conductive metal sheets of a defined thickness, achieving sensitivity of 0.8 – 1.2 mm per sheet.