Harsh environment

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

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%.
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Machine Product Brief

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

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

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

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.
Materials Product Brief

Quadrel Labeling Systems: Wraparound labeler

Quadrel Labeling Systems’ (Mentor, OH) pharmaceutical wraparound labeling system applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers such as syringes and test tubes at speeds to 400 products/min.
After first covering the pallet with a sheet of corrosion-inhibiting paper, a worker nails down the plastic strips that keep lar
Feature Article

Coated paper shields motorcycles from corrosion

Hero Honda, an Indian motorcycle manufacturer, uses corrosion-inhibiting paper to protect metal parts during overseas shipments in steamy conditions.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Digital Systems Eng. (Phoenix, AZ) has expanded to a new facility at 4325 S. 34th St., Phoenix, AZ 85040; phone: 602/426-8588, fax: 602/426-8688.
Controls Product Brief

Euchner: Safety switch

The Euchner (Rockaway, NJ) NM Series mini safety switch is a light-weight safety interlock available in 2 compact fiberglass reinforced housing sizes: 3.23"x0.98"x1.25" and 4.41"x0.98"x1.25".
Materials Product Brief

Sony Chemical: Thermal-transfer ribbons

A new line of Signature(TM) Series thermal-transfer ribbons from Sony (Mt. Pleasant, PA) includes wax, wax/resin and resin versions. For use in pharmaceutical, healthcare, chemical and electronics industries, these ribbons stand up to harsh environments, says the manufacturer.


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