A new eight-page white paper from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) describes how PLCs and programmable limit switches (PLSs) differ. Describes how PLCs are designed for low-speed processes such as receiving input signals from sensors and limit switches and sending output signals to actuators, solenoid valves, motors and pneumatic cylinders.
Balluff's (Florence, KY) BOS 20K fiber-optic sensor uses teach-in capability to eliminate adjustment hassles and offer accurate sensor set-up. The versatile sensor has a compact 60 x 30 x 13 mm housing and is suitable for small parts detection, part feature checks, counting, and part positioning.
The H-100 E automatic bagger from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) offers an anti-jam mechanism that implements sensors to stop the machine if a part is detected in the seal path of the unit.
Designed for packaging line and machine applications, the new Model SM600 Flat-profile Series ultrasonic proximity sensors from Hyde Park (Dayton, OH) detect objects as small as 0.06" at a distance of 1.5" at speeds of 2ꯠ/min.
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.
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.