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Photoelectric sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) NAiS-brand AKA series of photoelectric sensors is available with PNP or NPN output. Diffuse reflective units can detect objects up to 70 cm away.
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Proximity sensor

The WT4 is SICK Optic Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest photoelectronic proximity sensor. It measures about 1 sq" and weighs 20 g. The WT4 has a variable scanning distance of 20 to 80 mm (0.788" to 3.152") to allow sensing of any color object against any reflective background.
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Sensors for low temperatures

Leuze-Lumiflex's (Rockaway Hill, NJ) 96 Series of photoelectric sensors for low temperatures are designed for manufacturing facilities that have cold storage plants.
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Clear container sensor

The CCS Series adaptive clear-container photoelectic sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) senses glass and plastic containers at a rate of 2ꯠ/min.
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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.
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Sensor manifold

The ProxBlox® Eight Sensor manifold from Namco Controls (Highland Heights, OH) reduces sensor cabling requirements while offering unique diagnostic and protection features.
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Fiber optic sensor

Expert(TM) is a microprocessor-based DC fiber optic sensor from Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) that senses light differentiation in low-contrast settings.
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
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Accumulator

The Accuglide Plus(TM) from Alvey (St. Louis, MO) is now available with three sensor options to permit gentle handling of lightweight cartons as they accumulate.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.

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