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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 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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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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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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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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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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Carton accumulator

Verac's (Wyckoff, NJ) carton accumulator offers the highest speed, highest capacity on the market, says the company. Uncounted cartons first enter an accumulation zone.
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Pharmaceutical inspector

The Quatrascan bar code inspection system from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides labeling and component verification requirements specified by the FDA.
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Photoelectric sensor

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a slim profile, compact limit switch-style photoelectric sensor for general purpose sensing applications.

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