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Contrinex M18 Short-Body Photoelectric Sensors and Sensor Tester from AutomationDirect

Contrinex M18 Sensors

August 18, 2021- AutomationDirect has added a new series of Contrinex M18 photoelectric sensors to their ever-growing selection of discrete sensors, as well as a new sensor tester used with various sensor types to verify operation in the field.  

The Contrinex M18 sensors are made in the USA and have a short body for easy installation in even the tightest locations. These sensors are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models, and with NPN and PNP logic. All PNP models are IO-Link® compatible, and all sensor outputs are complementary, allowing them to be used as a light-on or dark-on sensor.

With sensing distances of up to 1200mm, connection options include a 2 meter, 4-wire PVC cable or a 4-pin M12 quick-disconnect.

The AutomationDirect sensor tester can test any DC-powered sensor of any brand for proper functionality. This tool can save time before installation or while troubleshooting.

The new Contrinex photoelectric sensors start at $22.00 with a lifetime warranty and the sensor tester is $70.00 with a two-year warranty.

About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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