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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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Electric conveyor roller

The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
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Rigid vinyl film

Previously available from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) as a three-layer adhesive lamination of vinyl/PE/ACLAR®, Pentapharm® ACLAR rigid vinyl film is now available with or without a PE layer.
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Infrared thermometer

Ircon's (Niles, IL) Mirage® MR-30 series infrared thermometer provides accurate measurements from 500 to 2500°F. Can operate in high ambient temperatures up to 140°F without external cooling.
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Collapsible agriculture bin

Calpine Containers (Pleasant Hill, CA) and Perstorp Xytec (Tacoma, WA) have created the Xytec® 4848 Agbin, a HDPE bin that provides an alternative to wood bins.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
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Product transfer system

The "Elevayor" from Maryland Wire Belts (Church Creek, MD) is a patent-pending, small-footprint vertical transfer system designed to replace inclined straight conveyors when there is a need for space savings.
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Flow line weighers

Flow line weighers from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN) measure the mass flow rate and total mass of free-flowing particulate materials with an accuracy of ±.5% or better.
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Case palletizer

Model 72 case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a unique design that allows one worker to palletize cases quickly and safely.
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Conveyor brochure

A 16-page catalog from Flexible Material Handling (Cleveland, OH) describes seven new conveyor designs, plus options and accessories for packaging, distribution, and manufacturing operations.
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Temperature control

SYSCON-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced the REX-S100, a 1/16th DIN single-display temperature control. A deviation display lamp for at-a-glance indication of deviation between present and set temperatures.
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Laser coders

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has acquired rights to a second generation laser code product line from Directed Energy (Irvine, CA). The Domino Digital Coder (DDC) uses a variable laser to provide a range of coding at high production speeds.
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Case erector

Marq's (Yakima, WA) New Style High-Performance Case Erector measures just 70" x 70". Lug drive system enables the machine to erect and seal stovepipe case styles where the case height exceeds the case length.
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One-piece photoelectrics

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has introduced the PDMP Series photoelectric controls with a one-piece limit switch-style construction for easy installation.
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Stopper washing machine

A new brochure from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) highlights features and capabilities of the SW40 stopper washing machine. Discusses user-programmable wash cycles with coded access, sanitary plumbing, stainless steel exteriors.
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Speed reducer line

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) Universal Series and 900 Series of worm gear speed reducers have center distances from 1.33" to 3.5".
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Stars and guides

Kwik Change interchangeable stars and guides from Change Parts (Ludington, MI) fit over quarter-turn locking hubs on rotary style cleaning, filling or capping machines.
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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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