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Controls Product Brief
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Hewlett-Packard Indigo: Digital color press

At $249ꯠ, the e-Print® Pro(TM) is reported by its manufacturer, Indigo (Woburn, MA), to be the least expensive digital color press on the market.
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Controls Product Brief
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Electro Cam Corporation: Programmable limit switches

A white paper from Electro Cam (Roscoe, IL) titled "Internal High-Speed Logic" explains in plain language what a programmable limit switch is and how it performs machine logic by using inputs from sensors and switches to trigger outputs such as solenoids.
Controls Product Brief
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Hyde Park Electronics: Ultrasonic sensors

Hyde Park's (Dayton, OH) Superprox® Model SM906 series 30-mm ultrasonic analog sensors allow the user to set two span limits within a 1- or 2-m sensing range.
Controls Product Brief
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lpha gear drives, Inc: 'Zero'-backlash reducer

Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced the TP low-backlash planetary gear reducer for servo motors. Designed for applications that require extremely precise positioning at high speeds, the reducer features a minimum backlash of less than 1 arc/min, with "zero" backlash achieved through supplier's high-precision manufacturing, according to the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Laser gauging sensors

L-GAGE(TM) laser gauging systems are used in applications including the measurement of dia or thickness. From Banner Eng. (Minneapolis, MN), the non-contacting sensors offer maximum resolution of 10 microns (0.01 mm).
Controls Product Brief
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Lantech Inc: Stretch wrapper

The Q-300XT from Lantech (Louisville, KY) is a stretch wrapping system designed to eliminate operator "run around." The system's Simple Automation(TM) automatically attaches and cuts the film, allowing the forklift operator to position the load on the turn-table, start the machine and drive away, without leaving the fork truck.
Machine Product Brief
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Imaging Technology Inc: Machine vision selection

Imaging Technology(Bedford, MA) has released a white paper entitled "How to Select the Right Frame Grabber: Choosing Features and Functions." The paper describes what a frame grabber is and how it works as part of a machine vision system.
Machine Product Brief
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American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: American Packaging Corporation: Synthetic paper for IML

Yupo Corp. (Chesapeake, VA) has introduced Yupo® synthetic paper for in-mold labeling applications. Preprinted PP substrate can be inserted into molds prior to blow-molding bottles to create a "no-label" look.
Controls Product Brief
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Omron Electronics LLC: Label position detection

Omron's (Schaumburg, IL) new E3S-CD photoelectric sensor detects presence/absence and basic position of a label on a glass or plastic container, regardless of the color or luster of the label or container.
Controls Product Brief
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Automation Intelligence: Automation Intelligence: Servos over the Web

Automation Intelligence (Duluth, GA) is now selling select Sanyo Denki AC servo motors and drives direct to users and OEMs via its Web site at www.MotionOnline.com.
Controls Product Brief
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Stepper motor handbook

The "Stepper Motor Handbook" from Thomson Industries (Cheshire, CT) is a color handbook that covers the company's line of permanent magnet stepper motors and geared motors.
Machine Product Brief
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: FlexLink Systems, Inc: Conveyor systems brochure

"Conveyor Systems and Automation Components: Product Overview," a 32-pg brochure from FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA), includes a detailed description of the company's product line.
Controls Product Brief
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Marprint, Inc: Corner labeler

The Corner Wrap applicator from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) is suitable for labeling products, cartons, cases and pallets at 15/min. The applicator detects the product or package as it moves along a conveyor, causing a p-s label to be printed and dispensed onto a 90 vacuum grid positioned in the path of the pro-duct.
Controls Product Brief
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Flame treatment

Series 808 burner system is used for flame surface treatment of webs to 10 meters wide. From Aerogen (Alton, Hampshire, England), it treats PP, BOPP and other non-polar materials at speeds to 750 meters/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Proximity switch

Thanks to an integral AS-i interface, efector's (Exton, PA)T-series IND sensor essentially is two inductive proximity switches in one unit, functioning as a replacement for a standard switchbox by accepting up to 31 valves in one AS-i system.

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