Contrinex enhances its area detection offerings with two products: Measurement Sensors and Detection Grids. Both are light grids designed for non-safety applications such as measuring parts, counting parts, measuring and monitoring packages, and other assembly line goods.
With the new DGI (detection) and MGI (measurement) series, Contrinex presents compact infrared light grids as a robust plug-and-play solution. With a cross-section of 40 mm x 20.5 mm, these space-saving devices are easily integrated into different systems. DGI types offer detection heights of up to 2010 mm and are capable of detecting objects with diameters of 0.9, 2, 4, 8 or 25 mm, depending on type. With response times between 0.8 ms and 4.8 ms, even small objects moving at high speeds can be reliably detected and counted. Applications include the production of small parts or foil, packaging equipment, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to detecting the presence of an object, MGI measurement types can also determine its dimensions and position.
These sensors offer measurement heights up to 1,438 mm and a resolution of 5 mm or 12 mm. Measurements are output as analog values of 0 to 10V or as a 4 mA to 20 mA signal. Typical fields of application for infrared measurement light grids are to be found in logistics, automated packaging, warehousing, or the woodworking industry.
Along with the new DGI and MGI products, the Area Detection Family is also comprised of fork though-beam sensors, frame through-beam sensors, through-beam ring sensors and inductive ring sensors.