A new family of bar-code scanners from S.T.I. (La Celle, St. Cloud, France) is now available through the French Technology Press Office. The BB-Scan Industrial Series has read ranges from 2 cm up to 23'.
Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced a compact operator interface called the OPL for the Farex-SR Mini multi-zone temperature controller. The OPL requires less panel space--measuring 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D--and is an economic alternative to touch screen interface technology.
A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
Litton Poly-Scientific (Blacksburg, VA) offers a full line of motion components including Clifton Precision® motors, resolvers and encoders, for designing a complete motion control system with a single vendor.
The ADN2-25-LD automatic filler from Crandall International (Buffalo, NY) fills liquid and semi-liquid products into 1- to 6-gal containers at speeds to 12/min. Electronic digital scales and pneumatic step-sequence logic operating controls provide high accuracy with minimum maintenance.