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Networked valves

Parker Hannifin, Pneumatic Div.'s (Richland, MI) Serial Addressable Manifold (SAM) Generation 3.0 is a communications module that allows valves, sensors and other devices on a packaging machine to communicate on a device-level network.
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High-speed simulation

A white paper from Systems Modeling Corp. (Sewickley, PA) introduces simulation and discusses how it can help solve common packaging line integration problems.
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Long-range proximity sensor

The 50-mm Range Unshielded FlatPak proximity sensor from Namco (Highland Heights, OH) has a 50-mm range so it can sense large metal objects that can not be precisely positioned.
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SICK, Inc: Photoelectric sensor catalog

The 369-page Photoelectric Sensor Catalog from SICK Optic-Electronic (Bloomington, MN) describes photoelectric through-beam, reflex, proximity, fiber optic, color, contrast and luminescence sensors, and distance measuring devices.
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Efector, Inc: Bus-based components

efector Inc. (Exton, PA) has released a new family of master controller modules, slave modules, power suppliers, cables, software and accessories that will allow supplier's sensors and switches to be connected on a simple, two-wire bus system.
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Color sensor

The LC-104 color sensor from Sentex (Santa Clara, CA) permits rapid analysis of up to four color signatures. Offers three levels of sensitivity that can be adjusted according to the shades of colors to be read.
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Flag labeler

The Model 612 flag labeler from Ohio Electronics Machinery (Salem, OH) is a semi-automatic tabletop adhesive-side-up label applicator that applies "flagged" labels onto products such as power cords, hoses or other hardware items.
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Photoelectric sensors catalog

Banner Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) 1998 catalog of photoelectric sensors is a 700-page book designed for engineers facing sensing problems. Company background, new products and detailed information on photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors and accessories are included.
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Mark-10 Corp.: Torque gauge with sensors

Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) has introduced a new torque gauge consisting of the Model BGI digital force/torque indicator and the Series STJ remote sensor.
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Hyde Park Electronics: Analog sensor

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced the Superprox® Model SM606 Series of analog sensors. They continuously monitor the distance to an object and generate a proportional 0- to 10-V output.

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