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Keyence Corp. of America: Rugged photoelectric sensors

The Keyence PX Series Photoelectric Sensor heads carry an IP-69K environmental rating, allowing them to be subjected to high-pressure washdown applications, even at temperatures to 176ºF.
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Dutch are first Europeans to charge packaging tax...

A tax based on the calculation of carbon dioxide emissions per kilo of packaging material is now being charged in the Netherlands.
Controls Product Brief
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Harsh-environment controls

Now rated NEMA/UL Type 4X/12, the new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 40 AC drive (shown) and ArmorStart NEMA 4X from Rockwell Automation are suitable for harsh environments, including food and beverage industries.
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Optimizing Wireless Diagnostics with OPC

Wireless communication is becoming increasingly popular for factory and process control automation systems.
Controls Product Brief
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IDEC Corporation: Popular Tubular Sensors

Cost-effective 18mm tubular sensors from Datasensor, Bologna, Italy, are now available in the United States in conjunction with the vendor.
Controls Product Brief
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EtherNet/IP modules

To provide EtherNet/IP I/O solutions for harsh environments, Beckhoff Automation has introduced the IL230x-B905 Fieldbus Box modules for EtherNet/IP.
Machine Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Emergency stop button

Banner Engineering has introduced the Pico-Guard fiber-optic emergency stop button for use with its Pico-Guard safeguarding system.
Machine Product Brief
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ID Technology: Printer/applicator for harsh environments

ID Technology offers the Model 250 label printer/applicator, a high-speed unit with a stainless-steel
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive systems

Nordson’s Classic XV adhesives systems provide reliable performance and ease of use in agricultural packaging applications.
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Pacific Bearing: Drawer slides

Now available from Pacific Bearing®, the Redi-Rail® Drawer Slides offer lightweight, durable structural components, precision steel inner raceways, and oil-impregnated wipers for protection and lubrication.

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