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Ultrasonic sensors

Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced opposed-mode ultrasonic sensors, which can indicate the strength of the sensor's signal. The EZ-Beam ultrasonic sensors use a built-in microprocessor to analyze the signal and control an LED indicator on the back of the readout.
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Label presence brochure

AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) new brochure highlights the benefits, features and specifications of its Label Presence Inspection System. The system inspects for label presence and tamper-evident banding on various-sized containers.
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Proximity switches

New inductive proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) provide extended sensing ranges for applications where limitations in space require a small sensor.
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Laser beam sensor

The LA511 laser beam sensor from Ramco Electric (West DesMoines, IA) complies with 21CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 FDA regulations. It has a sensing field of 15 mm x 500 mm and offers repeatability of 10 meters.
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Proximity sensor

Namco's (Mentor, OH) Focused Field Flat-Pak(TM) long range proximity sensor is used to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.
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Sensor mounts

The VG-612 sensor mount from Valu Guide (Irvine, CA) is designed for accurate positioning of sensors, reflectors and other devices. When used with the VG-022-01 Rail Clamp it provides quick adjustment and can be mounted below or above guide rails.
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Color sensor

SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) has introduced the CS Color Sensor, a compact, self-contained, red, green and blue color recognition sensor.
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Case sealer

A new case sealing machine using p-s tape is available from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL). Featuring exterior-mounted tape rolls, it reduces downtime between rolls from 4 min to under 30 sec, says the company.
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Bulk bag hoppers

Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a new series of bulk bag unloading/conveying hoppers. They are equipped with an adjustable iris valve to control material flow, an access door for opening or closing of bags and a low-level sensor to automatically stop the conveyor.

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