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Sensors, Vision February 1, 1999

PC-based machine vision

Canton, Mass.— Visionscape is a complete machine vision system on a single PCI board for a PC running Microsoft Windows on an Intel Pentium-class machine. The product supports symbology reading applications OCV, bar code reading including Data Matrix as well as vision inspection, measurement, and guidance.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1999

Space-saving optical encoder

Palo Alto, Calif.— HEDR-5300 optical encoder is a two-channel quadrature incremental optical encoder said to be ideal for motion detection in printers, plotters, tape drives, positioning tables, and other applications where space is a premium. The unit is designed for quick and easy mounting to a motor shaft by using a self-aligning mounting boss.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision February 1, 1999

High-speed vision sensor

Schaumburg, Ill.—F10 machine vision sensor detects gray-scale patterns rather than spots as photoelectric sensors do. It has the ability to detect whether a label is skewed, upside down, or doubled. The user focuses a visible light from the F10 on the target and presses a "teach" button. Processing speeds are 3.

By Staff
Sensors, Vision January 1, 1999

Economical low-profile load cell

Temecula, Calif. —Measuring only .750 × 1.625 × .625 in., MLP series load cells are designed for tension and compression application where space is limited and economy a driving factor. Load ranges available are 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 500, 750, and 1,000 lb full scale. A 10-ft, four-conductor cable is standard, but an optional mini gold pin connector system is offe...

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Sensors, Vision December 1, 1998

Putting sensors in their place

The conveyor winds through a maze of processing machinery. The challenge is knowing that a pallet is in place before activating machinery. What is the right sensor? What is the appropriate installation?Typical sensors for verifying presence and position of objects include limit switches, proximity switches, and photoelectric switches.

By Gary A. Mintchell
Sensors, Vision December 1, 1998

Visual level indicator

Utica, N.Y.— Sight Glass Mount is a level-detection indicator for pipes and capacitive proximity sensors made to sense liquid levels easily and accurately when used with a capacitive proximity sensor. Adjustable mounting brackets position sensors to verify the presence or absence of liquid to activate pumps, drains, and other process controls.

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Sensors, Vision November 1, 1998

Digitronic expanding to U.S. market

Digitronic GmbH will soon bring its electronic cam controllers, measurement systems, and accessories to U.S. customers. The company has already signed with a marketing/communications consultant, and will establish a U.S. distributor and technical support capability later this year for current clients, such as Procter and Gamble.

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Sensors, Vision November 1, 1998

Encoder installation made easier

Gurnee, Ill. —Three dual-color LED's integrated into Dynapar "H" series encoders verify wiring during installation and assist in troubleshooting during operations. Examples include: no LEDs lit indicates no power or reversed wiring; a solid green LED indicates a signal wire to ground problem; a solid red LED indicates a complementary signal wire-to-ground problem; and LEDs aid encoder al...

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Sensors, Vision November 1, 1998

Compensating hollow shaft encoder

Dayton, O. —HG650 hollow shaft incremental encoder is rated IP65 and features 60 mm external diameter and integral stator coupling with ± 0.5 mm axial and ± 0.5 mm radial play compensation. It has a resolution of 10,000 ppr. Weighing 0.4 kg, HG650 has voltage range of 5-30 V, quatrature output with reference marker, and interchangeable collets for 6-12 mm shaft diameters.

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Sensors, Vision November 1, 1998

Programmable encoder includes diagnostics

Schaumburg, Ill. —This new line of programmable absolute multiturn encoders can be configured for various measuring tasks and subsequent electronics. Model ROQ 425 with solid shaft and EQN 425 with hollow shaft open at one end are only 10-mm longer than standard encoders. Both have diagnostics and a 17-pin flange socket.

By Staff