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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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Compact PC

The Provit 2000 compact PC from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) offers 386/486 processor, hard drive, PCMCIA card and flat panel display options in a package measuring 7.2" sq and 2 1/4" thick.
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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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Bag labeler

Labelette's (Forest Park, IL) new bag labeling systems are built for in-line applications. Can reduce floorspace requirements and can be customized to meet those requirements should they change.
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PET trigger spray bottle

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a new stock bottle to its line of PET containers. The trigger sprayer is available in a 20-oz stock size, with a 28/400 finish.
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Chub packager

BWI KartridgPak's ChubMaster® packages a range of products, including viscous and semi-viscous dairy products, meats, explosives, caulks and specialty adhesives at speeds to 200 packages/ min.
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Servo-driven flowwrapper

The Pack 500 from Klockner/Ho/oonsel Tevopharm (Sarasota, FL), a div. of Klockner Bartelt, is the company's first servo-driven version of automatic flowwrappers for confectionery and baked goods applications.
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HDPE pallet

Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
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'Intelligent' machine vision

Mentorvision(TM) from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) is the first automated inspection system to use the company's "Intelligent Vision" technology.
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Antistatic pail liners

Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
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Carousel systems

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
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Hanging IV labels

Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) and Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) have introduced the Inverted Vertical Hanging Label (IVHL(TM)) for intravenous use.
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Case coder

The Quantum 7(TM) high-resolution ink-jet case coding system from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) prints text, logos and special graphics on chipboard, paper, wood and other porous surfaces.
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Fume extractor arm

The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
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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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Irradiation report

Rubbright-Brody (Eagan, MN) has published a new report asserting that irradiation technology can eliminate E. coli from fresh meats while extending shelf life.
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Pneumatic slide catalog

A 24-page catalog from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) describes the Series SG line of pneumatic slides. Designed for one billion inches of travel when used with catalog-rated loads.
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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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