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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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.