Laser distance sensor
Controls Product Brief

Banner Engineering: Enhanced laser distance sensor

Featuring new firmware, the Q4X dual teach mode sensor from Banner Engineering combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, allowing the Q4X to reliably solve difficult applications with ease.
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SuperShorty inductive sensors
Controls Product Brief

Balluff: Inductive sensors

Balluff introduces its SuperShorty inductive sensor line specifically developed for compact applications such as robotic end effectors.
ESS Technologies: Vial filler/capper
Machine Product Brief

ESS Technologies: Vial filler/capper

The MB 25 fills and caps micro vials and integrates with a robotic tray loader.
Supplier News

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bimba’s new pneumatic technology

Bimba Manufacturing’s groundbreaking technology, IntelliSense, earns a Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation.
Harsh-duty photoelectric sensors
Controls Product Brief

AutomationDirect: Harsh-duty photoelectric sensors

AutomationDirect’s new FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors, ideal for food and beverage applications, are IP69K-rated sensors in three-wire NPN or PNP styles, and are available in 27 wash-down models.
Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression
Controls Product Brief

Banner Engineering: Laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression

Banner Engineering announces that its Q3X laser contrast sensor is now available with contrast detection and fixed background suppression.
 Pencil-type contact sensor
Controls Product Brief

Keyence: Pencil-type contact sensor

Keyence Corp. introduces the GT2-P, the newest edition to the high-precision GT2 Series of contact sensors, featuring high accuracy measurement, a tough and rugged design, and flexible communication options, all combined into a body the size of a pencil.
Nine lines. The modernization project involved nine packaging lines.
Controls Case Study

Safety management

When it came time to modernize packaging operations, Swiss potato chip manufacturer Zweifel Pomy-Chips sought a reliable partner in addressing safety requirements.
Miniature photoelectric sensors
Controls Product Brief

Balluff: Miniature photoelectric sensors

Balluff's second generation line of 6K miniature sensors provides extensive capabilities in solving the toughest applications; these distance measuring sensors now offer longer sensing ranges, better resolution, and higher repeatability.
Capacitive sensors
Controls Product Brief

Carlo Gavazzi: Capacitive sensors

Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of its new Tripleshield CA18CA capacitive proximity sensors; in addition to greatly improved immunity to dust, humidity, and electromagnetic interference (EMI), the CA18CA series includes diagnostic alarms and two LEDs for better reliability and simplified troubleshooting during installation.


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