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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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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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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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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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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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Color sensor

The R55 Color Mark Sensor from Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) is said to offer superior printed color registration mark resolution over incandescent sensors.
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Testing Machines Inc: Film thickness testing

Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) has introduced the TMI Profiling System, a high-performance, PC-based system for off-line measurement of film thickness.
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Shaft speed monitoring

Electro-Sensors (Minnetonka, MN) offers a rotating shaft speed monitoring system whose setpoints can be calibrated and fault-tested on the fly, without shutting down packaging machinery.
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Omron Electronics LLC: Sensor selection guide

A sensor selection guide from Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) illustrates and defines a variety of photoelectric and proximity sensors, listing advantages and disadvantages for each.
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Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP): Computer/line integration

Using Computer Technology to Achieve Packaging Line Integration and Automation is a comprehensive, 235-page textbook available from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA).

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