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Balluff: Long-range photoelectric sensors

Featuring a generous sensing distance and high function reserve, the new generation of BOS 18M photoelectric sensors from Balluff include energetic diffuse, retro-reflective and thru-beam, which are available as red light and infrared types, including a version with high-performance background suppression.
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NK Technologies: Switch automatically adjusts trip point

NK Technologies’ newly re-designed ASM Series Smart-Switch uses a new self-calibrating and self-powered switch to eliminate the need to manually adjust the sensor trip point, and is compatible with any automation system.
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EMX Industries, Inc: Luminescence sensor

EMX Industries’ UVX-600 luminescence sensor is based on the UVX-300 platform, providing improved capabilities that extend the operating range from 300mm to 600mm, and including a sensor calibration function.
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Balluff: Linear position transducers

Providing highly-accurate and reliable position control signals, Balluff’s Micropulse Generation 7 linear position transducers are now available with a Rapid Replacement Module (RRM) option that allows quick field replacement without removing the pressure tube from the hydraulic cylinder, making field-level maintenance fast and easy.
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Pepperl + Fuchs: Miniature ultrasonic sensors

The F77 Series Ultrasonic Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are designed to be an alternative to background suppression photoelectric sensors in dirty and dusty application environments, and in applications where color variations or transparent targets are the norm.
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Omron Introduces New 22-mm Diameter Pushbuttons

Omron Automation & Safety has introduced the new A22R series of cost-effective 22-mm diameter pushbuttons and selector switches with a gleaming metal bezel that offers panel builders a tasteful contemporary appearance for machine controls. The switch units allow configuration changes to match contact requirements and are quickly serviced with plug-in replacements. The A22R series is available in a wide range of colors; lighted models are notable for their uniform illumination.
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Omron Introduces ZX2 Laser Sensors for Simple Distance Measurement

Omron Automation & Safety has introduced the ZX2 laser CMOS sensor, designed to provide fast, stable distance measurements without loss of accuracy-even on absorbent or reflective surfaces.
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New Optic Technology Helps Textile Plants Solve Yarn Breakage, Tension Problems

Essex, a leader in textile manufacturing equipment, has brought customers breakthrough quality, time and cost benefits with Opti-Sense technology - and a little help from Omron's E3X-DA6P fiber optic sensor and CP1L programmable logic controller.
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EMX Industries, Inc: Optical label sensors

EMX Industries’ LabelX sensors combine a small spot size and a fast response time to achieve high-speed label detection.
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TURCK, Inc: Inductive sensor for harsh washdown applications

Designed for applications that require frequent cleaning with chemicals found in food and beverage applications or where the sensor is exposed to wet environments, TURCK’s Q42 long-range inductive proximity sensor using FDA rated materials is available in a top-facing model and front-facing model.

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