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Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Harmonizing productivity with machine safety

Editor's note: I recently came across a white paper by Alex Bryce, sales manager at Pilz Automation Technology, in which he gives some thoughtful consideration to the sensor systems currently available and the selection criteria that designers should consider.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Indoor/outdoor beacon light

The EZ-LIGHT£ K50 Beacon Light from Banner Engineering provides intense levels of light output from all directions.
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Case Study: How Hershey's thwarted SKU proliferation with hybrid palletizing solution

Detailed case study from Intelligrated highlights the drivers behind Hershey's decision to automate from manual palletizing, including high labor costs, an explosion in SKU's and pack pattern configurations, and worker safety concerns.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Safety interlock switch

The D40Z Safety Interlock Switch from Omron Scientific Technologies is a compact, non-contact interlock switch that delivers category 4 safety protection.
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AutomationDirect: Safety light curtains

Two series of AutomationDirect’s safety light curtains (active optoelectronic protective devices) provide human protection and product/machine safety where risks cannot be eliminated by machine design and the process might require frequent and open access during operation.
 

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Omron Electronics LLC: Omron Electronics LLC: Slim safety door switches

Omron Scientific Technologies’ D4GS-N Slim Safety Door Switches are 17 mm wide, feature IP67 protection, and come with a tongue actuated design to fit in skinny spaces subject to water washdown cleaning.  
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Interactive catalog for sensors, machine safety

Banner’s 2010 Catalog, which features a complete selection of their sensor and safety products, is available in an interactive online version.
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AutomationDirect: Safety relay devices

Dold safety relay devices are available from AutomationDirect in several series including the LG5924 Series, LG5925 Series, BH5928 Series, BG5933 and BH5933 Series. 
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B&R Industrial Automation: Support-arm mountable panel PC

The 15-in. Panel PC 725 from B&R is a robust and well-protected HMI solution for use directly on the machine.
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New energy regs shape motor design

Large power range in a smaller package brings value to the marketplace.

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