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Clear Plastic Bottle Detection

To ensure that when bottles are placed on the conveyor, there is not a downed or stuck bottle in the placement area. This prevents damage to the bottle handling equipment, as well as potential jams further down the conveyor.

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Clear Plastic Bottle Detection

To ensure that when bottles are placed on the conveyor, there is not a downed or stuck bottle in the placement area. This prevents damage to the bottle handling equipment, as well as potential jams further down the conveyor.

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Multicolored Reflective Package Detection

The manufacturing and verification process of packaged goods is increasingly becoming more complex. Reflective packaging on individual tea bags can be difficult to detect with many sensors. To ensure individual tea bag packets are going into the correct tea box, it is vital to verify packaging and count tea bags as they go down a conveyor.

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Cap Orientation Verification

As plastic or aluminum caps exit a vibratory feeder bowl onto a conveyor, they must be inspected for proper orientation before moving on to the filling and closure process. While most feeder bowls can mechanically control part orientation, it is critical to ensure caps are oriented properly to prevent any issues that might lead to loss of material. A reliable sensor that can withstand aggressive washdown and chemical procedures is needed in pharmaceutical and similar environments.

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Date/Lot Code Verification

Many food and beverage packaging applications require date/lot code verification to ensure that the date/lot code is printed correctly and legibly. After the date/lot code is printed on frozen dinner carton magazines, they move down the conveyor as the date/lot code is inspected. The food and beverage industry requires a reliable, cost-effective sensing to ensure these codes are correct and legible to help prevent packaging errors.

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Dough Height Inspection

Consistency in product size and shape is crucial in bakery applications. When baking bread for large distribution, variance in loaf sizes makes it difficult to efficiently package and brand the product. Because each stage of the baking process transforms the dough’s shape, texture, or size, there is an inherent risk potential for irregular loaf sizes and shapes. In this example, dough has been divided into equally sized pieces by a shaping machine, undergone the first proofing (the process that occurs when dough rises), and rolled out to eliminate air bubbles and shape the dough into the right length.

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Flap Detection on Cartons in Food and Beverage Industry

In the food and beverage industry, frozen meals go through a step by step checking process on the manufacturing line to ensure they are correctly packaged before shipment. The cartons have a glossy surface, and it can be challenging to find a sensor that will easily detect glossy surfaces and alert operators if the carton flap is open, even if it is just open slightly.

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Leading Edge Detection of Packages with a Thin, Flexible Edge

Frozen dinners go through many processes during secondary packaging before being stretch wrapped in large boxes for shipment. As frozen dinners come down the line, it’s important each dinner be individually placed into a bucket, so it can enter the carton magazine correctly. Detecting the leading edge of the plastic container—which is usually thin and can vary slightly in position—is essential to isolating dinners into buckets. This process requires a solution that can swiftly detect small objects that may or may not be in the exact position as the previous object.

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Date/Lot Code Presence or Absence Detection

In the beverage industry, date/lot codes are mandatory on all products in order to identify when or where a product was made. As the bottles travel along the filling line, it is necessary to confirm that the date/lot code is physically present on each bottle. The beverage filling industry needs a cost-effective system that can report clear and reliable results to prevent packaging errors.

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Cap Sorter Detection

Detecting the presence of bottle caps and ensuring that there is unbroken movement is a crucial step in the beverage filling line. Maintaining a steady, continuous flow of caps is one of the simplest ways to remain efficient and productive. Any delay or missing caps may indicate a jam along the production line and these errors can cause extreme backups and downtime. There must be a quick and easy solution to verify that there are no jams on the machine in order to keep the bottle caps moving at a high speed.

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Safety Light Screens Guard Operators from Sweep Bar

In order to remove layers of stacked bottles from pallets a depalletizer utilizes a sweep bar. As slip sleeves get removed from the pallet, a sweep bar extends out and transfers the bottles onto the beginning of the production line. The physical motion of the sweep bar machine is extremely dangerous and the area needs to be guarded to prevent unnecessary injury to factory workers.

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Barcode Reading on Pallet

A barcode system is needed to quickly and easily identify which product is present at the depalletizer station. In the beverage industry, barcodes are placed on top of slip sheets. A barcode reader is needed to read the labels and in order for operators to verify that the correct bottles are getting filled with the correct liquid before proceeding along the production line.

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Depalletizer Guarding with Muting Pair

The depalletizer stations within beverage filling lines require many large machines and robots, such as sweep bars, during their operation. Due to the hazards associated with such machines, depalletizer areas require a safeguarding system to secure the area and prevent any unnecessary injuries.

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Emergency Stop Actuation on Conveyors

Beverage filling lines often require rope pulls - also called wire pulls or trip cords - as a means to provide emergency stop actuation for conveyors. Rope pulls allow operators to quickly and easily take action if an emergency occurs and the conveyor needs to be shut down. In order for the manufacturing line to get back up and running as fast as possible, a visual indication of the emergency allows operators to identify where a rope pull was activated and solve the problems efficiently.

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Clear and Tipped Bottle Detection on Depalletizer

In bottle filling applications, lines moving at high speeds are used to efficiently move bottles through the various stages of the filling process. A tipped bottle could cause a jam on the line, resulting in costly down time and damaged products. By promptly alerting operators of tipped bottles this problem can be fixed with minimal down time.

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Line Pressure Monitoring of Clear Bottles

When bottles on a conveyor are touching and being transported during accumulation, the force of the conveyor is multiplied by the number of bottles and line pressure is generated. The stored energy in the line pressure can result in the damage and loss of product which creates unnecessary expenses and downtime. Therefore, regulating the line pressure on beverage filling lines is very important. A sensor is needed that is able to detect clear or shiny objects and allow them to pass by but send a signal to the control as they start to accumulate. This signal is used upstream to delay the introduction of more containers until the bottles are flowing again.

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In-Line Accumulation on Single Filer

When bottles are removed from a depalletizer the bottles are swept off of the pallet by a sweeper arm, layer by layer. The bottles eventually start to move into a single file and continue downstream. It is important to monitor the bottles in the staging area to make sure that they have moved on before another layer is swept onto the conveyor.

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Presence of Shrink Sleeve Label and Correct Label Verification

One of the final steps in the labeling process for beverage lines is to confirm the presence of the labels and that the correct label was applied. With shrink sleeve labels, an incorrect label is the result of the improper roll of labels being installed for a given product run. Verification will allow these mistakes to get caught early before waste is created.

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Slip Ring Replacement with Wireless Solutions

Sensors monitor the conditions inside the bowl of a high speed filler such as level, temperature, and pressure. It is common to use slip rings to transmit signal from the internal stationary part of the past the rotary component of the outside of the filler. Slip rings are prone to failure due to the constant friction of the rotation. When a slip ring fails, production on the beverage line comes to a halt and the downtime can be costly. It is best to find an alternate monitoring solution that would eliminate the slip ring and the excessive downtime associated with it.

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Non-Contact Fill Level Verification

Detecting liquids inside bottles is a necessary application in the beverage industry. In order to maintain consistency in product and ensure there are no recalls, liquid levels in water bottles must be verified. A sensor that can reliably detect water through a wide variety of bottles is needed in order to accurately determine fill level.

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Q4X Versatile, Rugged Laser Distance Sensor

The versatile, rugged laser distance sensor has superior performance, detecting distance changes as small as 1 mm with a reliable sensing range of 25 to 300 mm.

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Q3X Versatile, Rugged Laser Contrast Sensor

The versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor provides reliable, high-speed detection and fixed background suppression models allow for contrast detection in a fixed range while ignoring a background.

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A-GAGE EZ-ARRAY Series

Cost-effective measuring light curtains for quick and simple installation and tough sensing applications

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EZ-SCREEN­ Safety Light Curtain Systems

Non-contact machine guarding systems protect fingers, hands and ankles, and guard perimeters and access, using self-contained emitters and receivers without a separate control box.

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iVu Integrated Vision Sensors

iVu Integrated Sensors offer easy configuration and convenient monitoring right on the sensor.

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iVu Remote Vision Sensors

The iVu Remote Display provides a solution for applications where the sensor location makes it difficult to use an integrated display.

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K50L Multi-Function EZ-LIGHT

DC-operated indicators with multiple colors and flashing frequencies

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M18 Series

IP69K 18 mm threaded stainless-steel barrels with EZ-BEAM style optics and electronics, for reliable sensing without adjustments

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T-GAGE M18T Series Temperature Sensors

Non-contact sensor for monitoring temperature changes

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U-GAGE M25U Ultrasonic Sensors

Waterproof, stainless steel, ultrasonic sensors were purpose-built to deliver flawless operation in food processing and other sanitary industries.

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PresencePLUS Pro—Sealed PRO Camera

Sealed camera for machine vision inspections in dirty or washdown conditions

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Q25 Series

IP69K EZ-BEAM style right-angle sensors with 18 mm threaded mounting base

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Q26 Series Clear Object Sensor

Sensor solution for clear object detection applications. The Q26 cannot be tricked by mirror-like surfaces and has precise leading edge detection.

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Q40 Series

EZ-BEAM style IP69K right-angle sensors with 30 mm threaded mounting base

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WORLD-BEAM QS18 Ultrasonic Sensors

Low-cost ultrasonic sensor in popular WORLD-BEAM housing

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U-GAGE QT50U Ultrasonic Sensors

Long-range programmable, precision ultrasonic sensor

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S18 Series

IP69K 18 mm threaded plastic barrels with EZ-BEAM style optics and electronics for reliable sensing without adjustments

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SM30 High-Power Series

Standard, high-power and intrinsically safe opposed-mode sensors with 30 mm threaded barrel

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U-GAGE T18U Ultrasonic Sensors

Fast response opposed-mode ultrasonic sensor, for clear objects

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T18 Series

T-style IP69K housing and 18 mm threaded lens with EZ-BEAM style optics and electronics, for reliable sensing without adjustments (most models)

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TM18 EZ-BEAM DC

Compact, rugged photoelectric sensor with visible red sensing beam in all-metal, mechanically robust construction is ideal for conveyors in heavy duty machine environments and IP69K applications.

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T30 Series

T-style IP69K housing and 30 mm threaded lens with EZ-BEAM style optics and electronics, for reliable sensing without adjustments

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U-GAGE T30U Ultrasonic Sensors

Compact, right-angle ultrasonic sensors in either dual-discrete or analog/discrete outputs

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