The ability to select bar-code labels and supplies from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) is now possible through Windows(TM)-based software. The Electronic Selector Guide provides a list of user requirements and criteria, including durability, resistance to heat and cold, exposure to corrosive chemicals, and surface composition.
Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) new high-speed friction feeder is said to use a revolutionary feeding mechanism that uses friction to separate and feed products with virtually no damage to the products.
SmartImage Sensors from DVT (Norcross, GA) are low-cost, high-performance sensors that combine machine vision and intelligence so that position, orientation and identification deviations can be located and corrected.
The OG Series photoelectric sensors from efector inc. (Exton, PA) offer the reliability of automatic microprocessor setups in an 18-mm body size. During installation, it "learns" the signal strength characteristics of both target-present and target-not-present conditions.
Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) new NAIS®-brand UZD series photoelectric sensors help boost production-line efficiency and reduce labor costs through features including self-diagnostics, freedom from background interference, easy beam alignment and crosstalk prevention.
SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) offers inductive proximity sensors designed to detect metallic objects. Their fully encapsulated design includes no moving parts or contacts, providing low maintenance and protection against vibration, shock, dust, dirt and humidity.
Q14 opposed-mode photoelectric sensors from Banner (Minneapolis, MN) measure less than 1/3" W and can sense at a 70" range. They can detect for either object presence or absence, with either sinking (NPN) or sourcing (PNP) outputs, with an operating range from 5°F to 131°F.