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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.
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Visual inspection system

The Cintex (Kenosha, WI) CPI visual inspection system provides real-time data as it inspects up to 200 plastic, paperboard, or single-sided foil packs/ min.
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Ultrasonic sensor

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Q30, a low-cost ultrasonic sensor. It was designed with a single high-performance transducer that is used as both the emitter and receiver.
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Clear object detector

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced the Series 10ꯠ Photoswitch ClearSight sensor, suitable for bottling and packaging applications.
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Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
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Sensor controller

The PLATO sensor controller from Entry Technology (Cream Ridge, NJ) can be used with sensor-based inspection systems to provide quality assurance on packaging lines.
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
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Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
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Cylinder position indicator

The Namco C2(TM) Cylindicator® is a new cylinder position indicator from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH). Its single-piece die-cast housing has no seams, crevices, or cavities to promote slag build-up.
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Slot sensors

New teachable slot sensors from Balluff/Datalogic (Florence, KY) bring high sensitivity and fast response to label and edge detection, as well as reading of registration marks.

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