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Balluff
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Balluff's new BVS Universal Vision Sensor provides 360° part position detection, defect finding, contour based counting and matching, bar code reading (linear and 2D DM), and OCV, and comes with a serial port and digital I/O.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Ultrasonic sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs’ IO-Link compatible Series IO ultrasonic sensors with pushbutton programming provide fast and easy on-site sensor parameterization without software, and unlock a series of control functions that customize the sensor for installation in the most challenging environments.
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Banner Engineering: Laser sensor

Designed with linear array technology, the LE550 non-contact laser sensor provides high repeatability and accurate measurement for challenging targets ranging from shiny metal to black rubber.
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Sensors enable clear object detection. Source: Banner
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CPG manufacturers benefit from sensor technology advances

One trend in packaging machine design is to move from tool-less changeovers to automated changeovers, reducing the complexity and downtime related to product variation. Sensors of various types enable the automation.
Banner's IVu  is a vision sensor that can identify mislabeling.
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Sensor trends affecting packaging automation

Non-rigid packaging handling, quality control and trace-and-trace applications are being improved by advances in sensor technology. Here’s how.
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.
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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.

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