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Aerotech: High accuracy scanner

The highly repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors used on the AGV-HPO scanner systems can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.
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Balluff: High-resolution light array

Designed for applications involving measurement and detection of multiple objects during manufacturing, packing, or quality control, the BLA high resolution light array sensor from Balluff identifies, compares, or sorts objects based on minimal size or height differences, object diameter, object position, gap width, gap position, edge position, and more.
Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area
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Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area

The patent-pending articulated boom robot from IASE presents a high-speed, four-axis alternative to the delta robot, with isolated driving machinery and minimal intrusion into the working envelope.
Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint
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Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint

The CT200 Pharma Cartoner from MGS features speeds up to 200 cpm, a small footprint, HMI touch screens, predesigned in-feeds, and no-tool changeover.
Clear-label sensor
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Clear-label sensor

A clear-label sensor from Lion features all push-button controls as opposed to more conventional screw adjustments. Though designed primarily for clear film labels, it can also be used on paper labels.
High speed pick and place
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High speed pick and place

Staubli Robotics demonstrates the TP80 fast Picker, an ultrafast four-axis configuration of high-speed robot for standard pick & place applications.
Filler capper is transparently better
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Filler capper is transparently better

Revolution FC filler capper offers open design,reduced changeover, faster cleanup, reduced water consumption and reduced tooling costs.
Compensate for facility noise, vibration when precision weighing
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Compensate for facility noise, vibration when precision weighing

High speed packaging creates a lot of noise and vibration, which can affect precision weighing. OCS Checkweighers demonstrates a method to compensate for that noise.
Controls Product Brief
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Omega Engineering: Pressure sensor

The PX51-USBH pressure sensor is the latest in Omega’s high speed USB output transducer family.
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Cartoner for long goods
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Cartoner for long goods

Horizontal cartoner uses two scales to feed spaghetti and other long goods into article buckets and subsequently into cartons. Integrate pusher heads in the infeed article bucket ensure smooth transfer of product to carton.
Versatile, small-footprint case packer
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Versatile, small-footprint case packer

The Somic 424 wraparound case packer, which relies on servo controls from Schneider Electric to deliver remarkable versatility in a very small footprint, uses a vacuum belt to maintain tight control of cases as they move through.
Affordable, collaborative robotics? Meet Baxter
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Affordable, collaborative robotics? Meet Baxter

Paired with a Rollbag R1275 semi-automatic bagger from PAC, Rethink Robotics' Baxter robot brings the price of robotic packaging to under $50,000.
Environmentally sound compressor
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Environmentally sound compressor

Gardner Denver demonstrates its EnviroAire water-flooded rotary screw oil free compressor. The machine is ISO class 0, and silicon free, which can be key depending on the application.
Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability
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Smart phone-style controls deliver simplicity, reliability

The new Spectra 30 control system from Nordson simplifies set-up and operation in hot melt adhesive application. Real-time, on-screen system status and adjustment deliver quick, easy control and product changeover.
Ventilation for wrapped pallets
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Ventilation for wrapped pallets

The Flexi-Rope option on the Muller Octopus stretch wrapper is a patented new feature that brings ventilation to pallet loads of hot-filled products, for example, that often need air circulation for a period of time after they've been palletized and wrapped.

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