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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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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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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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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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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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Palletizing robots

The newest model in the PR-Series of palletizing robots from Pacific Robotics (San Diego, CA) palletizes four different products from four infeed lines at the same time.
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Photoelectric sensors

Banner (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the patent-pending Omni-Beam® Q45 photoelectric sensors, which do not re-quire users to choose a fieldbus system in advance.
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Mini proximity sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced NAiS miniature UZP inductive proximity sensors for applications where oil mist and grime threaten automated tool and ma-chine operation.
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Proximity laser scanner

PLS Proximity Laser Scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) is said to be the first programmable scanner for stationary and mobile, as well as safety and area scanning applications.

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