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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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Proximity sensor

The 976 two-wire, stainless-steel proximity sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) is suitable for sensing needs in harsh environments, including factory automation, machine tools, transfer lines, food processing equipment, parts positioning and presence/absence.
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Long-range proxi sensor

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has announced the Focused Field Flatpak(TM) extended-range proximity sensor. It has a 40-mm (1.57") range to sense large metal ob-jects that cannot be precisely positioned.
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Remote sensor brochure

Balluff's (Florence, KY) 16-page brochure details the entire line of remote sensors, which bring part or tool location to removable dies, grippers, fixtures and carriers.
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
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Fiber optic sensor

Color discrimination, mark sensing and fine parts detection are possible with the FX7 fiber optic beam sensor from Ramco Electric (West DesMoines, IA).
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Stepper applicators

Labeljet (Fort Worth, TX) has introduced two new stepper-driven label applicators that use photelectric label sensors. The Model 2110 reaches speeds of 300"/min; the Model 2112 reaches 600"/min.
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Laser scanning sensor

A new version of the Lasernet® scanning laser sensor from Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) employs a solid-state laser diode light source instead of helium-neon laser tubes.
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Photoelectric and proximity sensors

Photoelectric and proximity sensors from Boston Gear (Quincy, MA) can be used as system status indicators, providing input to PLCs. Available in infrared, visible-beam, polarized-light and fiber-optic models.
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Cylinder position sensors

Namco Controls (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Low Profile Rotatable Cylindicator® sensors for applications requiring end-of-stroke indication on hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.

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