Contrinex is a leading manufacturer of sensors for factory automation. The Swiss company, has a unique and innovative range of products whose features far surpass those of standard sensors.
At a glance
Technology leading manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors as well as safety and RFID systems.
World market leader for miniature sensors, sensors with long operating distances and devices for particularly demanding operating conditions (all-metal, high-pressure and high-temperature resistant sensors)
Approx. 6000 products
An inductive sensor generates a magnetic field that is attenuated by a metal target. As a sensor nears its target, a sensing circuit detects the degree of attenuation and switches the output accordingly.
Target materials may be colored, transparent, polished or matt; detection is practically independent of the target’s direction of travel. Diffuse-mode and reflex sensors emit bursts of high-frequency sound waves toward a target, measuring the time elapsed until an echo is received.
Resolution is suitable to protect hands (30 mm), fingers (14 mm) or full body (3 to 6 beams).
For any machine requiring a fixed guard-door or cover, Contrinex also proposes safety sensors with either a magnetic or RFID operating principle. Magnetic sensors are a very economical way of monitoring whether a door is open or closed. Thanks to non-contact switching and coded communication, the service life of these compact sensors is very long.