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Top 9 machine vision improvement opportunities

Lower your downtime and improve your machine vision performance with these tips.
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Will the plastic pallet become the ace of clubs?

Sam's Club, Costco, BJ’s and their ilk can spur the growth of the plastic pallet industry, while gaining benefits in the bargain.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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