A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
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The WLL 160T is a fiber-optic sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) that offers small size and an intelligent push-button teach-in process for use in a variety of applications and industries.
SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.27-2 series of photoelectric sensors offer a long sensing range and protection against crosstalk interference, making them suitable for many industrial applications.
Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) UZB Super-Slim photolectric sensors measure 1/8" thick with a footprint of less than 1/4 sq". They can sense objects as small as 1 mm (0.0394"), as close as 2 mm (0.0788"), making them suitable for up-close applications such as detecting semiconductors on PC boards, and tape and reel assemblies.
The Interceptor is a new input module or "block" from Aro (Bryan, OH) that allows multiple sensors to be connected to the same block. It handles sourcing (PNP), sinking (NPN) and Reed-type sensors to be con-nected.
Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced level-control, analog-output sensors. Superprox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and Model SM556A (connector style) are noncontact sensors with a sensing range from 2" to 79".
Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) has introduced the EP200 Series of photoelectric sensors for use in a variety of industrial applications. Surface mount electronics make them suited for presence/absence detection.