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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.
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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.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
Feature Article
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Colors differentiate each variety in Kraft?s line of flavored cream cheese (left). Prior to the redesign, consumers found it ha
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The color of branding

A design veteran formerly with Kraft and P&G cites package examples that succeeded in meeting brand positioning objectives-plus some that did not.

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