AutomationDirect has extended
its industrial sensors to include the PEW series of stainless steel dc proximity sensors. The shielded 8 mm sensors are flush-mountable
and feature a 2 mm sensing range. Available with either M8 or M12 quick
disconnects, they are equipped with LED status indicators visible at wide
angles, and have PNP outputs. Also added are the LF40 series rectangular
inductive dc proximity sensors. Two shielded and two unshielded models are
available with 20 or 35 mm sensing ranges. The rectangular plastic PNP sensors
provide either normally-open or normally-open/normally-closed complementary
outputs. LF40 series sensor prices start at $39.
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Traditional envelopes are made from sheets of paper cut to one of three shapes: a rhombus, a short-arm cross, or a kite. These shapes allow for the creation of the envelope structure by folding the sheet sides around a central rectangular area. In this manner, a rectangle-faced enclosure is formed with an arrangement of four flaps on the reverse side.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
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There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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