Items Tagged with 'sensors'

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Machine-learning software

An interactive 3-D platform, Motoman Neocortex machine-learning software uses sensor input to learn and react in real time.


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Coffee protection valve

The Bosch Packaging Technology V55 external coffee protection valve allows roasting gas to escape without allowing oxygen and external odors to enter the can or soft bag and prevents the bag from bloating.


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3-D displacement sensor

Providing 3-dimensional inspection of products, the Cognex DS1000 3-D displacement sensor uses laser triangulation to provide a topographical representation of each item to allow the measurement of features such as length, width, height, tilt or volume relative to any surface.


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Leak detection system

The JLS Automation PIVT leak detection system utilizes vacuum, vision and other sensor technologies to detect seal contamination, leaks and pinholes; it allows a robot to identify leaky packages and reject them.


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Sensor tags

Available in various sizes, Infratab Freshtime RFID EPC Gen2 tags can be used repeatedly.


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Safety Sensor

Designed for safety circuits of hinged, sliding or removable safety guards, the Schmersal RSS260 RFID-based electronic safety sensor is available with a standard actuator (RST-260-1), avery flat, elongated actuator (RST-16-1) and a compact, rectangular target actuator (RST-U-1); it accepts any of the actuators from 2 approach directions.


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Dry Processing Technology

Flow/no-flow detection sensor

The BinMaster Flow Detect 2000 nonintrusive, microwave-based flow/no-flow instrument detects the flow conditions of solids and powders in gravity chutes, feeders, pipelines, conveyor belts and bucket elevators.


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Compact vibrating rod

The BinMaster compact vibrating rod features a point level control designed for use in small bins and hoppers.


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Sensing module

Based on a technology that performs time-of-flight measurement using pulses from infrared LEDs, the Leddar M16 multi-element sensing module can be integrated into any detection and ranging system.


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Non-contact laser sensor

Designed with linear array technology, the Banner LE550 non-contact laser sensor features an intuitive 2-line, 8-character display and a visible Class II laser beam.


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