Contrinex says you can reduce sensor failure in welding applications with its robust ACTIVSTONE ceramic coated inductive sensors. This coating provides high levels of durability from both heat and abrasion.
It reduces the accumulation of weld spatter and can withstand cleaning with wire brushes giving a longer sensor-life, fewer machine break-downs and improved OEE.
Custom-designed accessories, including fixing nuts and mounting brackets, are also available with the ACTIVSTONE coating. Heavy-duty PUR cables and optional high-temperature-rated spatter-resistant shrouds to prevent cable damage also contribute to robust sensor systems.
Combining exceptional durability in harsh environments with extended working life, Contrinex’s enhanced weld-Immune sensor range is said to be a highly affordable, risk-free option for systems integrators and equipment designers in diverse industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics and white goods.
Contrinex offers weld-immune sensors as part of its EXTREME 700 Series, which combine robustness and long sensing distances. They feature a housing machined from a single piece of stainless steel with a thick front face which provides extraordinary abrasion resistance. The sensor’s technology enables it to resist shock and impact damage, typically demonstrated by showing a sensor surviving being used to hammer nails into a wooden block.
In addition, Contrinex incorporates its ‘chip-immunity’ technology into the weld-immune sensors to enable them to continue to work reliably even when its front face has collected a build-up of weld-spatter. The 700 Series sensors also benefit from true ‘factor 1’ sensing, which can sense steel and aluminium targets equally effectively at up to an 8mm distance. This means the sensor can be positioned further away from potential damage from moving parts and the build up of weld-spatter.