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Keyence Corp. of America: Sensor

Because its RGB (red/green/blue) detection technology monitors the proportion of colors in a target instead of the intensity of light received, the capability of the CZ Series of sensors from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) is unaffected by very high or low gloss, shading or even vibration of targets.
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Sunx Sensors: Hot melt glue detector

Sunx Sensors' (West Des Moines, IA) TH11 series sensor detects the presence of hot glue melt as small as 3 mm dia with a response time of less than 1 millisecond.
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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Sensor

Tri-Tronics (Tampa, FL) has added a white LED light source to its line of Colormark II Smarteye(TM) registration mark sensors. The new model CMSWL can detect difficult color combinations like dark-colored marks on a dark-colored background.
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Parker Hannifin Cylinder Div.: Pneumatic cylinder

Parker Hannifin's Cylinder Div. (Des Plaines, IL) introduces the P1M series pneumatic cylinders, which feature bolted construction, transfer tubes, customized stroking and integral sensors.
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Smartscan Inc: Safety curtain

Smartscan's (Southfield, MI) 5000 series "L"- and "T"-shaped safety curtains are designed for end-of-line packaging and palletizing applications.
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A family of ultrasonic position sensors from Baumer (Southington, CT) are designed with a "teach" mode that permits operators to preset the sensing range limits, between 4" and 27", as well as the steepness of the rising or falling analog output.
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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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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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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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