Harsh environment

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Balluff: I/O and RFID connectivity for CC-Link

Balluff’s IP67 CC-Link I/O modules and supporting cordsets provide a full I/O and RFID connectivity solution for CC-Link, and enable the consistent, cost-optimized implementation of requirements using decentralized installation technology. 
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Rockwell Automation: Stainless steel sensors

Two families of sensors from Rockwell Automation withstand high-pressure and high-temperature wash downs, while offering resistance to corrosion and damage caused by harsh cleansing agents.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: USDA-accepted checkweigher

The new USDA-accepted Cornerstone® SA™ checkweigher from Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed is designed for heavy-washdown applications, with the system’s hygienic design and full stainless-steel construction built to withstand the harsh environments associated with products such as cheese blocks, ice cream bars, milk, and raw and processed meat.
Stonyfield Farms has changed the material composition of its plastic yogurt cups and made the walls thinner
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Guess what? They're not buying your product because of your packaging

Package safety has joined product safety in consumer importance. Many CPG companies view that as a negative, but they should instead embrace it as a brand-value opportunity.
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Package reflects the toughness of new WD-40 products

WD-40 Co. faced a marketing challenge with its new Blue Works™ line of specialty maintenance products. It needed a package that was just as tough as the brand.
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.
Controls Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Ethernet cables

TURCK’s Cat 5e Ethernet cables are gigabit capable and incorporate flexlife® high-flex cable jackets.
Machine Product Brief
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Ball bearings

Baldor’s Dodge® Ultra Kleen ball bearings provide extended life in harsh washdown conditions.
Controls Product Brief
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SICK, Inc: Photoelectric sensor

Sick’s W4S-3 photoelectric sensor incorporates OES3 technology into its third generation custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) to ignore stray background reflections, detect multi-colored or shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light.
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Leine & Linde/HEIDENHAIN: Stainless-steel encoders

Leine & Linde’s stainless-steel measurement fieldbus encoders are designed for use in harsh environments.

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