Smart Sensor Manufacturer Contrinex Introduces New Measuring Light Grid Series

Contrinex, a Swiss-based smart Sensor manufacturer with North American headquarters in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, is introducing its new infrared MGI series measuring light grids to the industrial sensor market.

Measuring light grids provide a sure, simple, and automatic way of determining product dimensions. Due to Contrinex’s advanced design and productivity features, objects that have different surface properties can now be detected with increased reliability in relatively short reaction times.

Adrian Johnson, Contrinex USA Managing Director said, “We’re excited about introducing a new product series that gives customers the reliability, speed, and flexibility they need to meet the accelerating demands of their businesses. It keeps in line with Contrinex’s philosophy of being a key innovator in the high-tech sensing equipment market.”

Contrinex’s new MGI series grids are available for different measuring ranges up to a maximum measuring height of 56.6 inches (1438 mm). Their housing cross-section is 1.6 X .807 inches (40 x 20.5 mm). Due to a special technology of parallel and intersecting beams, the central measuring range has a maximum resolution of .24 inches (6 mm). Where lower accuracy is specified, a variant with a central beam spacing of .47 inches (12 mm) and a resolution of .55 inches (14 mm) is available. Response times are between 4 and 14 ms, depending on the measuring height and beam distance.

Measuring light grids are easy to commission; the measuring range (position or dimension of an object) is set via switches. Compared to alternative solutions on the market, these infrared light grids are characterized by higher resolution, easier commissioning, and a better price-performance ratio. If two light grids are installed at 90° to each other, the height and width of an object can be measured. Its length can then be derived from the running speed of the belt. In this way, all dimensions of an object can be determined automatically and with very little effort.

Measuring light grids are ideally suited for logistics applications, where they might typically be used for the automatic sorting by size of warehouse crates. Other areas of application can be found in automated packing plants or the wood industry.

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Lauren Yates
ThinkWell Consulting

Source: Contrinex

Categories: Production and Manufacturing

Tags: Contrinex, fine-resolution de-tection grids, infrared light grids, low-profile light grids, sensors

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Contrinex is a leading international manufacturer of sensors, with U.S. headquarters in Carrollton, TX. For more than 40 years, Contrinex has developed products whose features far surpass those of standard sensors. Learn more at

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