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EMX Partners with European Automation Distributor

logosEMX Industries expands its global presence through its latest partnership with Sentronic AG. The Swiss company specializes in offering cutting edge sensor solutions to the automation market. With a shared vision of providing high quality and reliable products, both companies look forward to supporting the growing and rapidly changing automation industry.

AGPeter Hümbeli (Sentronic AG President) and Bill Letterle (EMX Senior Engineer) discuss a color sensing application using EMX’s software platform.


New Alignment Procedure Aids in Proper Installation of Photoeye



Thanks to customer suggestion and input, EMX Industries has created a photoeye alignment procedure in the operating instructions for the IRB-RET retroreflective photoeye.

The biggest challenge to retroreflective photoeyes has been accurately aligning the photoeye with its reflector. The new alignment procedure instructs installers on proper installation, verification and operation. Download the new manual here.

EMX reminds you of the importance of using a protective hood with reflectors to ensure reliable operation in rain, sleet, snow and fog.

5 Ways To Make Vehicle Detection Easy


The ULT-MVP combines the most useful loop detector features in one high performance product.

orange-1-mdEMX Exclusive Detection Technology 

Avoid false detection every time. EMX exclusive Detect-On-Stop® (DOS) technology requires a vehicle to stop for at least one to two seconds to activate the detector’s secondary relay. Easily prevent false activation from vehicles passing over free exit loop in a cross traffic situation and in factory/warehouse settings. Read more about DOS technology

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Gate Safety 4×4 Education Tour

4x4 US Tour 2016

4 Manufacturers + 4 Hours of Training (+ Lunch!)

EMX, DoorKing, Nice and MillerEdge have teamed up to offer short half-day seminars (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) that will provide information and training on the new UL 325 gate operator external entrapment prevention device monitoring requirements.  Learn firsthand how DoorKing and Nice gate operators meet these requirements. EMX and MillerEdge will educate attendees on the different products that they offer to meet the new monitoring requirements.

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The new UL 325 standard, effective January 12, 2016, requires that all safety devices installed on gates must be monitored.

Gate operator manufactures are free to choose the way their equipment will monitor these safety devices.

Some manufacturers have chosen to use their own proprietary monitoring scheme, while others have opted for an open system that will accommodate a variety of safety solutions.

There are four monitoring schemes that are emerging as the industry standard.

UL325 Changes Coming Soon

Effective January 2016, the  new UL325 standard will go into effect. All gate operators sold and installed after this date will be required to have monitored safety devices for UL compliant operation. Many manufacturers are currently in the process of updating their operators to the new UL325 standard.

There are several methods being implemented to meet the requirement for monitoring safety devices and each manufacturer is free to design its own system. As manufacturers submit their operators to UL for approval, they will specify which components will be listed with their operators. irb_mon_blog

EMX designed the IRB-MON to comply with all the known monitoring methods and will be adding any additional new methods as they become available.

EMX recommends that you check with your gate operator manufacturers to confirm that they will be listing the IRB-MON as an approved component with their equipment.

About the IRB-MON:
The IRB-MON is a thru beam photoeye that is UL325-2016 compliant, features a 115 foot operating range  and a rugged NEMA 4X enclosure to stand up to the elements. Learn more.