Stud Sensors

Stud Sensors

Missing studs and studs with missing threads can mean thousands of dollars lost in scrap and time spent hand sorting. Our stud sensors are a technological leap forward, and help prevent delays and reduce the cost of quality control during sheet metal fabrication.

Quality Checking: Are you trying to use an off-the-shelf sensor to detect whether a stud is present or not or whether it has threads? It’s a little late to learn that a stud has no threads when you’re trying to bolt an assembly together. Our inductive stud thread detector is the only sensor engineered to be sensitive and reliable enough to detect threads, so you’ll never again send a welded piece through to assembly with a faulty stud.

Harsh Environments: Every time a stud touches a sensor, the threads act like a file, slowly wearing the housing and faceplate away, unless of course, that sensor is our stud thread detector. With all steel housings and faceplate, this detector stands up to rigorous use. And we have mastered the art of keeping the steel sensor tuned. Not every steel sensor can do that.

Heavy Side Loading: Automation is precise and repetitive, but it’s not always perfect. Sometimes a part comes down on a sensor just enough out of place to impact the sensor. This can damage or wear out an ordinary sensor, but not the stud thread detector. The stainless steel construction stands up to heavy side loading, and it won’t gouge the threads either.

NSS: Stud Thread Detector

The NSS stud thread detector can detect M5, M6, M8, and M10 studs or thread presence, and is great for heavy duty or weld applications.

Spring Mount

Compatible with the NSS0506 Stud Sensor, the spring mount allows the sensor to retract when the stud is out of place. 

Monitor for Stud Sensor

Complete with LED lighting for on/off status of sensor, the monitor for the SNS series nut sensor has an interface that is directly programmable to controllers. 

Sensor Cables

Norgren's compatible sensor cables have 3-Pin PICO connections, and come in straight and right angle connector styles.

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