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Protect Fingers With Light

May 11, 2010 8:35 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The PSENopt safety light curtains from Pilz Automation Safety (Canton, MI) can be used for finger, and body protection by safeguarding danger zones whenever a production process requires active yet safe access. According to the company, the PSENopt barriers comply with stringent industry standards.

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A Manufacturing Photo Shoot

May 6, 2010 8:52 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The latest photoelectric sensors from Balluff (Florence, KY) are designed to detect issues such as skew, material shifts, object alignment, and web material drag—all issues that force production levels to be less than optimal. The EdgeMaster comes in four types, the first of which is the BAV MA series, with a fixed dual-optical axis edge detection system.

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Sensors Go The Distance

March 12, 2010 8:28 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff (Florence, KY) is now offering its mid-sized block style photoelectric sensor, the BOS 23K, which features the conventional sensing modes of diffuse, retro-reflective, and thru-beam. In addition, the BOS 23K also includes background suppression sensors. Other features include: Long sensing ranges for extended sensing ability.

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Light Up Safety Awareness

March 1, 2010 9:51 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

The PSENopt safety light curtains and light barriers from Pilz Automation Safety (Canton, MI) are optoelectronic protection devices that safeguard danger zones whenever a production process requires active yet safe access. The PSENopt curtains offer a muting function — total or partial — that is directly integrated, as is monitoring of the muting lamps.

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Pickin' Up Bad Vibrations

February 18, 2010 8:14 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Balmac Inc. (Plain City, OH) offers the Model 4216 Vibration Analyzer with an LED Strobe Light for vibration analysis and dynamic balancing applications. The analyzer is a portable solution for vibration and balancing work with a highly efficient, high-brightness light source.

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Go Retro On Your Roof

February 5, 2010 9:38 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Thybar Corporation (Addison, IL) now offers the Retro-Curb, an insulated roof curb that allows for unrestricted positioning on standing seam roof systems. The curb has a flat, pre-punched base flange that can be cut out to allow perfect alignment with the seams on the roof, and they are custom designed to accommodate any roof slope.

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Laser Alignment Isn't A 'Bore'

February 5, 2010 9:34 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) introduces two bore alignment accessories for the Laser Microgage line. These new mounts can accommodate bore diameters as large as 3’, and as small as 2 ½”. The Laser Microgage projects a visible reference beam that extends out to 180 feet and is accurate within 0.

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Get Everything In Line

January 14, 2010 6:07 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) announces a new storage display to be used with the Microgage 2D family of products, enabling the operator to record readings right on the factory floor. The measurement readings can then be uploaded to a laptop PC running the Pinpoint Capture software for analysis, plotting, and storage.

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Precision Waterjet Cutting

November 30, 2009 10:58 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Koike Aronson/Ransome, Inc. (Arcade, NY) introduces the KOIKEJET waterjet cutting system, which features a precision ground ball screw drive for a smooth and accurate cutting motion, as well as laser alignment, initial height sensing, and adjustable water level control for improved cutting efficiency.

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Get The Green Light On Alignment

November 16, 2009 6:17 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Seiffert Industrial (Richardson, TX) now offers the RollCheck Green , a visual tool used to speed up parallel roll alignment checks using the latest in green laser technology. Reflected beam technology provides an accurate, fast, and simple way to measure and correct vertical angle (pitch) and horizontal angle (parallelism) between the rolls.

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Be A Square

November 9, 2009 10:25 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) introduces a new right 90-Line Square Plane, ideal for squaring machinery and equipment, setting up presses, checking machine tools, aligning guide rails, among other uses. The 90-Line Square Plane is designed to be placed in the path of a laser reference beam to form a precise right angle for checking alignment.

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Linear Bearings That Won't Break

November 5, 2009 4:05 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson (Wood Dale, IL) introduces the RW64-V RoundWay Linear Roller Bearing, a 4” version with a dynamic load capacity of 70,000 lbf (310,800 N), more than 20 times the load capacity of a conventional linear ball bearing. The RoundWay can carry that load even at operating temperatures up to 500°F and speeds up to 100 ft/s (68mph).

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Modular, Upgradable Shower Systems

September 4, 2009 6:08 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Kadant AES (Queensbury, NY) extends its line of cleaning and conditioning products with the release of its Genesis™ modular shower system. The base module includes a single tube shower pipe, along with spray nozzles, but the system can be upgraded with internal stainless steel brushes, oscillation, and a second tube for better performance.

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Micro-Alignment

August 24, 2009 10:52 am | IMPO | Product Releases | Comments

Pinpoint Laser Systems (Peabody, MA) announces a new storage system to be used with the Pinpoint Laser Microgage 2D family of products. The new display unit is compatible with existing 2D measuring systems and enables the operator to record readings in the field or on the factory floor.

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