Cap application and beverage fill defects can be detected using the 51R41 vision system from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL). Unlike conventional systems that visually inspect with mechanical "squeeze methods," the 51R41 uses a PC-controlled video camera to check bottles for defects at a 4/1000" resolution.
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Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced level-control, analog-output sensors. Superprox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and Model SM556A (connector style) are noncontact sensors with a sensing range from 2" to 79".
The Zeta Series microstepping drive/controller system from Parker Hannifin (Wadsworth, OH) has a new ETS Series electric cylinder. This mechanical actuator incorporates ball or lead drive screw technology and a unique triple bearing anti-rotate assembly to provide smooth motion at speeds from .01 to 40 ips.
Aidlin Automation (Bradenton, FL) will display the new Flex-Pack integrated flexible packaging system. It uses the latest in robotic, vision testing and controls technology to package goods for the consumer products industry.
SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest bar code scanner is the new CLV 220. Measuring only 4.9" x 2.7" x 1.4", it offers features usually found only in large scanners, including a 1겨-Hz scan rate, adjustable focus control and a broad reading range.