Contrinex Mini Photoelectric Sensor
Here at Dynamic Measurement and Control Solutions, LLC., we work directly with you and your company to create long-term solutions for difficult and complex problems pertaining to power control, wire management, industrial communications, enclosures, and much more. We don’t simply provide you with our expertise, however. We’re also partnered with some of the top manufacturers in the world. We understand that, even if you’re an expert in electrical or mechanical engineering, it’s not always easy to find exactly what part you’re looking for or even know everything that’s available to you. We aim to simplify this for you and align you with the products and solutions you need.
The Importance of Adaptability
In our line of work, adaptability is everything. Regardless of whether you work in automated manufacturing or the transportation industry, you need to constantly go back to the drawing board to make sure your operations are as efficient, safe, and predictable as possible. If one part of your system stops working, you need to be able to get in quick and fix it. Here at Dynamic Measurement and Control Solutions, we understand that your needs are unique and you have goals that you need to meet. We make it a priority to adapt our services to fit your needs and help you achieve these goals.
Photoelectric Sensor Case Study
One of the unique problems we deal with at Dynamic Measurement and Control Solutions is installation space. For example, if you run a manufacturing plant, you have a set amount of space to work with. So, how do you make sure that your system has all the components it needs and better yet, will you have room to grow in the future? This is often easier said than done, as changing one component may require you to change another.
Consider photoelectric sensors for instance. In certain applications, photoelectric sensors take up too much space. As a result, many companies resort to using optical fibers, regardless of their high installation cost. Fortunately, our sensor manufacturing partners at Contrinex have developed a solution to this problem: a 4 mm diameter or M5 threaded photoelectric sensor. These sensors work great in all applications including small conveyors, typically used for packaging, automation and assembly, robots, and grippers.
Balancing Reliability, Cost, and Simplicity
From a mechanical standpoint, the cylindrical housing on these miniature photoelectric sensors is very robust. Despite its size, it has an IP67 protection rating and will hold up in all applications. With pre-calibrated sensing ranges of 12, 24, 60 or 120 mm for the LTR version and up to 500 mm for the LLR version, installation is easy and low-cost compared to the alternative. What’s more, any needed adjustments are much easier because they work with visible red light (630 nm). Don’t let its small form factor fool you, though. Thanks to advanced focusing technology found in its integral optics, the sensor’s light spot has a diameter of just 6 mm with a sensing range of 50 mm, depending on the model you choose. What this means is that even the smallest objects can be detected reliably, regardless of throughput.
Fortunately, in this day and age, there’s a solution to just about any issue you may be facing with your company’s processes, but you might not know where to find them. Here at Dynamic Measurement and Control Solutions, we are proud to partner with engineering parts manufacturers all over the world who are constantly at work on these solutions. And as your trusted rep agency, we will help you apply these solutions to your unique situation, no matter how difficult or complex it may be. Give us a call today for a consultation.