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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Miniature sensors

A variety of features means users can virtually customize Tri-Tronics' (Tampa, FL) line of miniature Opti-Eye(TM) photoelectric sensors. Nine optical blocks allow users to quickly change among proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fiber-optic sensing modes.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Luminescence sensor

The LRT 440 series sensor from Leuze Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) detects luminescence in glue marks, labels, plastics, inks, etc. at a range of 50 mm (1.97").
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Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
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Electro Cam Corporation: PLCs vs. PLSs

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.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectric sensor

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Blue Light Mini-Beam® photoelectric sensor is now available with a 475-mm visible blue light source to work in either a convergent beam or fiber-optic mode.
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Labeling equipment by Newman (Belle Mead, NJ) provides pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers with complete installation qualification and operational qualification documentation to meet fast-to-market production objectives.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Multi-purpose sensor

Leuze Lumiflex (Rock-away, NJ) introduces the newly redesigned 97 sensor series. Available in through-beam, retro-reflective and diffuse reflective with adjustable background suppression models.
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Balluff: Fiber-optic sensor

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.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automatic bagger

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.
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High-speed simulation

A white paper from Systems Modeling Corp. (Sewickley, PA) introduces simulation and discusses how it can help solve common packaging line integration problems.

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