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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Versatile imaging technology

The filtec Spectrovision from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) is a quality assurance inspection for fully automated packaging inspection. A modular design and imaging system make Spectrovision well suited for inspection of diverse products in food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, container, and beverage industries.
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Eriez Magnetics: Checkweigher and metal detector

Eriez (Erie, PA) expanded its line of E-Z Tec® metal detectors to include detector/in-motion checkweigher system. Systems provide an accurate method for production line quality control in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Machine Product Brief
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Phoenix Contact Inc: Ethernet switches

Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) introduces 2 industrial-hardened managed Ethernet switches, allowing implementation of an industrial-grade Ethernet network for the factory floor.
Materials Product Brief
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LewisBins+: Impact-resistant containers

Stack-N-Nest® Polylewton containers from the LewisBins+ Div, of Menasha Material Handling (Ocnomowoc, WI) stack when full and nest when empty to maximize space.
Machine Case Study
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Ink-jet coder doesn't horse around

English horse-feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell of Kettering, Northants, needed a new method of coding information onto the sides of its feed bags—preferably one as sturdy as the horses consuming the feed.
The laser scanners "look" through the top of a case of aerosol cans (above). Each of three scan heads has a 120-degree field of
Machine Case Study
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Integrator specs laser sensor for aerosol can line

Systems integrator adapts special laser to sense defects in cases of aerosol cans for cleaning products maker. Error detection improves to 99%.
Machine Product Brief
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Touch Controls, inc.: Remote workstation

Touch Controls’ (Fallbrook, CA) new NEMA 4X touchscreen workstation operates remote from the PC to which it’s connected. The unit can withstand harsh washdowns, shock and vibration, and temperature extremes from
Controls Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Stack lights

From Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) comes Allen-Bradley 855T Series B Stack Lights, suited for environments that are wet, dirty and corrosive.
Controls Product Brief
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TURCK, Inc: Proximity sensor

Q10S Proximity Sensor from Turck (Plymouth, MN) offers improved mounting flexibility and a more visible LED. Device measures 10.2mm x 16.0mm x 28mm (.401”x0.629”x1.1), allowing it to fit and function in confined areas.
Materials Product Brief
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SATO America, Inc: Synthetic labels

Sato America (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the Techno Therm® Synthetic Film labels for thermal printing. SF100 is a PP film suitable for indoor applications and created for labeling rigid surfaces.

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