Sensors

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NK Technologies: Power monitor

Able to track power usage for a single piece of equipment, or an entire facility.
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AutomationDirect: Ultrasonic proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s new UK6 series 18mm ultrasonic sensors are now available with shorter bodies for easier mounting in tight spaces.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Linear inductive sensors

Providing an alternative for standard cylindrical analog sensors, Pepperl+Fuchs’ PMI40-F90-U-V15 and PMI40-F90-I-V15 linear inductive sensors offer a 40 mm distance measurement suitable for vertical valve measurements and help deliver enhanced linear range, linearity, and accuracy.
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Balluff: Miniature metal inductive sensor

Designed for harsh environments and extreme applications, Balluff’s BES R04 block sensor is a small, low-profile metal-housed inductive sensor that also features a ceramic sensing face making it suitable for applications with weld spatter, metal debris, and vibration.
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NK Technologies: AC current transducer/switch

The ATS Series AC Current Sensors combine a current operated switch and transducer in a single package.
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Banner Engineering: Fiber optic amplifier

Banner Engineering enhances its fiber optic sensors product line with the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier.
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Balluff
: Universal vision sensor

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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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.

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