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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products
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WestPack 2014: Mounts, valves, and manifold products

Stepper-control needle mounts for greater capabilities; electronic valves used in concentrators and respirators; manually actuated valves, push-button valves for greater application uses. Can supply valves and fittings, as well as a manifold as a fully-tested, plug-and-play unit.
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SICK: Inductive sensor

Unique start-up delay feature reduces false trips and downtime.
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TURCK: Rotary position sensor

Designed from the company’s rotary inductive sensor technology, the QR24 rotary position sensor provides contactless position detection and wear-free performance in a variety of industrial applications ranging from solar energy plants and harvesters to crane vehicles and AGVs.
Controls Product Brief

AutomationDirect: Ultrasonic liquid level sensors

Designed to replace float, conductance, and pressure sensors, AutomationDirect’s Flowline EchoTouch, EchoSpan, and EchoSwitch lines of ultrasonic liquid level sensors and transmitters, as well as the PodView digital level indicator, are suitable for small, medium, and large capacity tanks.
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Beckhoff: EtherCAT box for acceleration and angle measurement

The compact EP1816-3008 EtherCAT box from Beckhoff, an IP 67-rated I/O solution for measurement in harsh industrial environments, features built-in tilt monitoring in longitudinal and transverse directions.
Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.

Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
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Automation Continuum: Compact electronic position indicator

FIAMA’s F7 compact electronic position indicator, distributed by Automation Continuum, is based on a programmable display and magnetic sensor, and is user programmable by the three soft keys on the front cover.
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Banner: Photoelectric sensor

Banner Engineering introduces its next-generation S18-2 compact photoelectric sensor series.
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EVT: Vision sensor

With the compact EyeSens Measure by EVT, bending processes can be monitored in real time.


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