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Tri-Tronics Company: Tri-Tronics Company: Miniature sensors

A variety of features means users can virtually customize Tri-Tronics' (Tampa, FL) line of miniature Opti-Eye(TM) photoelectric sensors. Nine optical blocks allow users to quickly change among proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fiber-optic sensing modes.
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Baldor Electric Company: Brushless servo motors

The BSM50 is Baldor Electric's (Ft. Smith, AR) smallest servo motor. It measures only 2.1" sq and can provide up to 48 lb-in (5.4 Nm) of peak torque.
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RD Industries, Inc: Fill/dispense system

A new closed-loop liquid filling and dispensing system designed to eliminate leaks and their messes is available from RD Industries (Omaha, NE). The patented Vent-A-Cap bottle-plug system is recessed into the bottle throat.
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Ryson International, Inc: Spiral conveyor

Ryson's (Newport News, VA) space-saving vertical spiral conveyor offers low-grade incline, bi-directional operation, and a variety of models to handle a wide range of load sizes, from products smaller than a matchbook to pieces as large as 3"W x 6'L.
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Laminations: Edge protectors

WrapBoard(TM) edge protectors from Laminations (Neenah, WI) are completely overwrapped with a layer of laminated paper for a more pleasing look. A water-resistant model protects pallet loads of products that are stored or shipped in damp or humid climates.
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Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
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Towelette container

A compact towelette container from Continental Glass & Plastic (Chicago, IL) is now available. The blow-molded, HDPE container with injection-molded cap is suitable for jewelry cleaners, insect repellents and skin cleansers.
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Liquid Container L.P.: Liquid Container L.P.: PET cylinder

A new 19-oz PET cylinder from Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) is ribbed to offer additional strength and a firm feel. Available with a 70-mm, injection-molded neck finish.
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PBI-Dansensor Americ: CO2 leak detector

PBI-Dansensor's (Mahwah, NJ) Pack Check detects leaks in modified atmosphere packaging. Packages are manually inserted into a pressurized chamber where CO2 presence is evaluated according to pre-programmed settings (as many as 10).
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Batching Systems: Counting system

Batching Systems' (Owings, MD) new DV 20 Parts Processing Unit (PPU) accurately counts parts as small as 0.03" to 6" in dia. The DV 20 was developed to count precious metal parts such as gold and silver, electric contacts, pins and sockets.
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Leuze electronic, Inc: Luminescence sensor

The LRT 440 series sensor from Leuze Lumiflex (Rockaway, NJ) detects luminescence in glue marks, labels, plastics, inks, etc. at a range of 50 mm (1.97").
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GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: GE Fanuc Automation: Fire-safe pallet

Cookson Plastic Molding (Latham, NY) and GE Plastics (Pittsfield, MA) have developed AdvantEDGE(TM), said to be the first pallet to meet the new National Fire Protection Assn.'s standards for industrial fire safety.
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West Penn Plastic, Inc: PET project

A literature sheet from West Penn Plastic (West New Castle, PA) details the work the company did for Hershey Chocolate U.S.A. in developing a PET container for Hershey's Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer.
Machine Product Brief
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision system

The Allen-Bradley Optix(TM) machine vision system from Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) runs the vision program independently of the PC's processor, allowing operation of other pro-grams running concurrently on the computer.
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PIAB USA Inc: Pump catalog

An 80-page catalog from PIAB (Rockland, MA) describes the complete range of compressed-air-driven, multi-ejector PIAB Vacuum Pumps. The catalog helps the reader select the proper model and size of vacuum pump based on specific application criteria.

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