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SICK, Inc: Machine safety handbook

A new handbook on machine safety is available from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN). The free 51-page handbook provides a backgrounder on European machine safety regulations.
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FANUC Robotics: Palletizing system

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) PalletCell 100/200 Series of palletizers accepts cases from two infeed conveyors and discharges onto two full-pallet discharge conveyors simultaneously.
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Electro-Craft: Drives with DeviceNet

Electro-Craft (Eden Prairie, MN) offers a DeviceNet option on its BRU Series Advantage line of universal drives and IQ Series positioning drives. DeviceNet is an inexpensive industrial-grade local area network that permits the drives to be connected along with sensors, motor starters and other devices to operator interface panels, PLCs and PCs.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectrics guide

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Specifier's Guide to Photoelectrics is a resource for specifiers of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. The colorful 20-pg guide includes photos and descriptions of 12 new photoelectric sensors, along with numerous special application sensors and sensor accessories.
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Low-cost gap probes

Gap Probe(TM) optical blocks from Tri-Tronics Co. (Tampa, FL) are designed to convert any of the company's photoelectric sensors into low-cost slot sensors.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Machine vision sensor

Incorporating the power of a basic machine vision system into a sensor-style package, Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) F10 gray-scale pattern matching machine vision sensor is said to offer rapid inspections for the price of a high-end sensor.
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TURCK, Inc: Proximity sensor

Turck's (Plymouth, MN) Bi50-CP80 long-range proximity sensor offers a range of up to 50 mm. It functions even when embedded in steel to protect against impact.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensors

Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced new Mini-Beam® and Q45 Universal Voltage photoelectric sensors. Operating at 24 to 250V ac, 50/60 Hz or 12 to 250V dc, these sensors are designed for applications such as palletizers, conveyors, packaging machines, feeder bowls and material hoppers.
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Accraply, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: P-s labeler

The automatic 350MW is Accraply's (Plymouth, MN) newest off-line stand-alone labeler, applying film or paper, oriented or non-oriented, partial- or full-wrap p-s labels to unfilled squeeze tubes.
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Rockwell Automation: Sensor publication

Sensors Today, a new publication from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI), features the latest developments in Allen-Bradley presence-sensing technology.

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