Rugged Full Inox inductive sensors  For demanding environments

Rugged Full Inox inductive sensors from the Contrinex Extreme range are designed for exceptionally demanding environments, making them ideal for most outdoor applications 

Thanks to one-piece stainless-steel (V2A / AISI 303) construction and a hermetically sealed cable entry, Extreme sensors are corrosion resistant, impervious to oil, and pressure-resistant to 100 bar. Rugged, reliable and highly accurate, the Extreme range is at home in the most challenging circumstances. 

Contrinex inductive sensors deliver a cost-effective solution that satisfies the customer’s requirements for a simple, fit-and-forget system. 

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Customer Application

A hooklift truck utilises a hydraulic system for loading and unloading a demountable container. Once the container is correctly positioned on the vehicle’s load bed, interlocks engage with its base, securing it in position. Rugged sensor systems detect full engagement of the interlocks, ensuring the truck is safely loaded prior to driving away; sensors must be mechanically robust and withstand harsh outdoors conditions.

A container manufacturer uses a modified forklift, fitted with two sets of forks, for unloading bulk cargo. The lower forks support the container while the upper forks control the lid. When unloading, the lid opens and the lower forks rotate, tipping out the contents. A robust inductive sensor senses the position of the lid, ensuring it opens fully before emptying.

 Specific Product Advantages

  • One-piece stainless-steel housing (V2A/ AISI 303)
  • Mechanically and chemically extremely robust
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Pressure resistant up to 100 bar (1,451 psi)
  • IP68 and IP69K, water resistant “Factor 1 on steel and aluminum
  • IO-Link interface available on PNP types

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Rugged Inductive Sensors Confirm Engagement Of Safety Interlocks On Hooklift Truck

Rugged Inductive Sensor Detects Position Of Forklift Forks When Opening Container Lid