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Capmatic Ltd.: Mascara filler

Filling 40 bottles/min, the Mascara Patriot FPC from Capmatic (Montreal North, Quebec, Canada) dispenses bottles into individual pucks and mechanically lifts them under the fill heads for bottom-up filling of 1 g to 30 g of mascara.
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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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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee's (Sturtevant, WI) volumetric cup fillers now include PLCs to facilitate use of photoeyes and sensors and to ease interfaces with other equipment on the line.
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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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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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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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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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Insight Control Systems Intl., Inc: Closure inspection system

The Insight 100 from Insight Control Systems (Safety Harbor, FL) is a turnkey, high-speed, product side inspection system designed for the closure industry.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Compact code reader

The Model BCL 21/22 bar-code reader from Leuze-Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and weighs a mere 180 g. Sensor reliably scans minimal bar widths of 0.15 mm with optimum depth of focus.

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