2016 UL325 Photoeye Now Available

IRB-MON UL325-2016 Photoeye
The IRB-MON provides a universal solution for entrapment protection.

EMX introduces the new IRB-MON, a thru beam external entrapment protection device type B1, non-contact sensor for use with automatic doors, gates & barriers.

The IRB-MON is designed to meet the upcoming 2016 UL325 regulation. 

UL325-2010 Recognized 
The IRB-MON is suitable for use with monitored output – a pulse or “heartbeat” frequency signals the device is operational and not obstructed – as well as non-monitored output provided by form C relays.

Long Operating Range
A 115 foot operating range combined with a simple 2-wire connection and potentiometer for sensitivity adjustment make for easy and flexible set-up.

NEMA 4X Enclosure
The waterproof housing will stand up to the elements while its lens-less design decreases fogging and false triggering to provide reliable protection.

The major advantage of the IRB-MON is its flexibility. Dealers and distributors need only one photoeye to cover all applications – monitored, non-monitored & non-UL installations.

Read our specs to see how the IRB-MON will simplify your inventory management and product training.

EMX Exclusive Technology Detect-on-Stop™ Prevents Tailgating

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In many cases simply detecting that a vehicle is present is not enough. It is also important to know whether it is stopped or moving.

We have all walked down a sidewalk and seen the doors of a store open automatically, even though we are not going in. A similar thing can happen in parking lots or garages with automatic exit gates. There is a vehicle detection loop at the exit to open the gate or parking barrier and let cars out, but in some cramped lots cars simply moving around the lot pass over this loop and cause the gate to open. What’s needed is a detector that will sense when a car has actually stopped in front of the gate. This improves security and helps keep cars from sneaking in/out without paying – i.e. tailgating. EMX has solved this problem with its new Detect-on-Stop™(DOS®) technology.

The DOS® output (which is exclusive to EMX’s ULT-MVP and ULT-DIN vehicle loop detectors) triggers only when a vehicle stops for at least one second over the loop, and ignores cars that keep going therefore barriers and gates will stay closed.

EMX’s Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector Makes it Easier to Detect Vehicles

Loop detectors are great for things like triggering parking lot exit gates and measuring vehicle wait times in a drive thru.  However, a vehicle loop detector just isn’t feasible sometimes; the need for in ground installation and the cost associated with it can be a deterrent for those whose business requires vehicle detection.

Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector

Our Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector (USVD) is the perfect alternative.  Providing the same services as a vehicle loop detector, the cost typically associated with loop detector installation is reduced by being an above ground installation; instead of an in ground sensor loop, the USVD’s four ultrasonic transducers scan the area where vehicles are expected and trigger the USVD’s output upon detection, providing a two second response time, all from it’s mount on a post or order box.  The triangular array of the ultrasonic transducers prevent detection dropout in the middle of a vehicle and differentiates between two vehicles with only a one foot gap between them, preventing tailgating.    Should a solid object, such as ice, block a transducer, the USVD activates a fail output.

The USVD is easy to use, too; besides installing and aiming, it doesn’t require any more adjustments.  The USVD is compatible with most power supplies worldwide from 12VDC to 24VAC and is a great alternative for those who require vehicle detection but are unable to install an in-ground loop detector or would just rather avoid the cost that comes with it.

See the Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector in action and learn more about the USVD by visiting our main website and viewing our product spec sheets. You can also call us at 216.518.9888 to speak with a member of our team directly, and find out more about our full line of access control products and accessories, and how you can start working with them today.

And be sure to download the EMX Sensors app to gain easy access to user manuals in the field, available on both iTunes and Google Play.

Detect Transparent Colors with the ColorMax VIEW

CM VIEWThe ColorMax View sensor from EMX Industries, Inc., is a unique product which will open up a wide range of solutions and capabilities for your manufacturing and quality control processes.

With the ColorMax VIEW, you will be able to accurately detect and verify transparent or translucent color, the kind of which you will find on tinted materials, pharmaceutical or food and beverage packaging and containers, and more. It’s a great option for improving aesthetics and maintaining product uniformity, and even protecting from the damaging effects of light.

Detecting color in an opaque material is an easy process, by comparison, as little if any light passes through the material itself. This enables a sensor to simply shine a light directly on the target and “see” the color.

However, when you’re dealing with a transparent, translucent or tinted material, a standard sensor can’t detect or see that color because the clear target simply allows light to go through.

Luckily, we developed the ColorMax VIEW specifically for high-speed on-line color verification of translucent materials, combining our field-proven sensor technology with innovative hardware and setup.

Essentially, by utilizing a separate light source at the end of its cable, you can put the ColorMax VIEW in any position and pass the material through, allowing those colors to reach the sensor itself and then be accurately verified.

By establishing pass/fail criteria for color characteristics, you will be provided with real-time quality control while eliminating defects. With color variation of .5% and a 20 kHz switching frequency, you’ll be making use of the best specs in the industry.

Serial data output allows external systems to measure color and optimize the concentration of colorant, which improves efficiency and reduces cost, and external level monitoring is available through analog RGB output channels. Plus, the ColorMax VIEW is built to last with rugged construction and M30 housing to hold up to the demands of an industrial environment.

To learn more about the ColorMax VIEW and how it will be able to help you, call the EMX team today at 216.518.9888.

 The ColorMax View color sensor for has been submitted for “best sensor” on AutomationInside.com!

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EMX Partners with Portugal Based Sensordin

EMX Industries broadens its international presence announcing a new partnership with Sensordin – a Portugal based distributor of electrical automation equipment. This collaboration strengthens both companies commitment to offering innovative solutions to automation challenges.

Cristiano Ribeiro, Sensordin Technical Specialist, and Bill Letterle, EMX Senior Engineer, discuss EMX specialty sensors
Cristiano Ribeiro, Sensordin Technical Specialist, and Bill Letterle, EMX Senior Engineer, discuss EMX specialty sensors

Sensordin chose EMX specialty sensors for their fast response time, analog output capability, digital display feature and out of the box solutions in order to enter other markets that were previously unreachable. With high switching frequencies, product quality can be assured at the highest throughput without sacrificing speed. Analog outputs provide the flexibility of re-defining process control measures. A built-in digital display simplifies installation and allows access to fine tuning of operating parameters. EMX sensors also offer out of the box solutions to quality controlled packaging inspection by detecting UV adhesives with the UVX luminescence sensor or monitoring opacity with the OPAX opacity sensor.

EMX and Sensordin look forward to working together to provide cutting edge sensor technology to a constantly evolving automation market.

 

Why Opacity Sensors Are Used to Prevent Identifying Visible Fill Lines

OPAX Opacity Sensor

Opacity sensors have a variety of different beneficial usages for manufacturers. At EMX Industries, Inc., we’re in the business of not just producing high quality sensors, such as our OPAX-1000 opacity sensor, but in ensuring they offer valid, reliable applications which effectively solve real problems that occur in everyday usage.

Even with a high quality manufacturing and production process, it can be exceedingly difficult to fill bottles with a liquid product at the exact same level each and every time. And while small margins of error don’t relate to a change in what an end-consumer is actually receiving for their money, it nevertheless can confuse or dismay a potential customer.

Why do two of the same products look different? What does it mean, and what does it say about the company making them? Is this a reliable product to use? Am I getting what I’m paying for? These are all preventable questions and concerns with correct packaging processes.

In such instances, opaque containers are often used so that consumers cannot see those inconsistent fill lines. The same opaque containers also provide additional benefits, such as the effective protection of its contents from light degradation.

Using the OPAX-1000, manufacturers can easily set pass/fail criteria for a minimum level of packaging opacity. It’s an amazingly fast and versatile solution which can be used on-line with your current system, providing real-time quality control, and precise, accurate measurements. Detection speed is unrivaled, with a 100 microsecond discrete output response.

When the sensor receives too much light back from your packaging, meaning its opacity is too low, the red LED instantaneously flashes. Relative Opacity Units are also displayed from 0 to 99, offering an intuitive measurement, threshold and detection system.

From there, numerous adjustments and settings can be utilized to achieve desired results in any production or industrial environment. Defects will be found and weeded out, processes can be adjusted, and problems are solved at the source before they get worse.

Whether you’re a pharmaceutical manufacturer, you’re working with food packaging or you’re producing personal care products, with the OPAX-1000 opacity sensor, you’ll be able to eliminate defects, effectively and efficiently use opaque packaging and containers, and ensure a consistent, reliable end result.

To learn more about the OPAX-1000 opacity sensor and how it can be quickly put to work for your company and processes, contact us today by calling 216.518.9888.

International Parking Institute Expo and Conference Recap

Two weeks ago EMX was pleased to be first time exhibitors at the International Parking Institute (IPI) expo in Dallas, Texas.  Bringing together industry professionals, including systems integrators, installers, electricians, operator manufacturers, universities, public transportation, governmental groups and telecommunications,  the IPI Expo and Conference is the largest educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals in the world.  These professionals visited EMX’s booth to learn more about our specialized products geared toward automating parking industry applications.

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Our Ultraloop Vehicle Loop Detector (ULT-DIN) and Ultraloop Multi-Voltage Vehicle Loop Detector (ULT-MVP; coming soon!) generated a lot of buzz on the show floor thanks to their compact size, digital signal display and DETECT-ON-STOP ™ feature, which is exclusive to EMX access control products.  The ULT-MVP also offers automatic voltage selection (9VDC to 240 VAC) to make installation even easier.

Our USVD-4X also garnered a great deal of attention for its lack of in-ground loop requirements, reducing the installation cost associated with in-ground loops.  The USVD-4X also reduces costly human resource expenses needed to maintain access to the facilities, such as patrolling and ticketing.

The IPI show proved to be a valuable educational opportunity and an excellent introduction for EMX Industries to a new audience in the Parking Industry.  We look forward to returning next year.

Be sure to look out for updates regarding our upcoming Ultraloop Multi-Voltage Vehicle Loop Detector!

IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas

ipi_2014 conference logo small copy_200x195In two weeks, EMX will be participating in the International Parking Institute’s Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas.  The IPI Conference & Expo is the largest educational and networking event for parking and transportation professionals in the world, and features meetings, keynotes, leadership discussions, networking, awards, special events, tours of parking facilities and an exhibit hall with more than 225 exhibitors.  Running from June 1st-4th, the IPI Conference & Expo traditionally brings in more than 2,500 attendees.

This year EMX will be located at booth 512, where we will be showcasing loop detectors with our exclusive Detect on Stop function, as well as our “loopless” USVD-4X, ideal for when cutting a loop is too expensive or just not feasible.  Bob and Darlene will be on hand to answer any questions.  See you there!

 

 

Save Time and Money With EMX’s Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector

The cost associated with installing an in-ground loop detector as well as the actual installation process can prove to be a deterrent for those whose business requires vehicle detection.  The solution is a vehicle detector that can provide the same services as an in-ground loop detector without the costly installation expenses.

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Our Ultrasonic Vehicle Detect, a great alternative to an in-ground loop detector.

Enter our Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector (USVD).  Providing the same services as a vehicle loop detector, the USVD’s four ultrasonic transducers scan the area where vehicles are expected and trigger the USVD’s output upon detection, providing a two second response time, all from it’s mount on a post or order box.  The triangular array of the ultrasonic transducers prevent detection dropout in the

middle of a vehicle and differentiates between two vehicles with only a one foot gap between them, preventing tailgating.  The USVD even activates a fail output when a solid object, such as ice, blocks a transducer.

The USVD is easy to use, too: just install, aim, done!  It doesn’t require any more adjustment after that.  The USVD is compatible with most power supplies worldwide, from 12VDC to

24VAC, and is a great cost-efficient alternative for those who require vehicle detection.

See the Ultrasonic Vehicle Detector in action and learn more about the USVD by visiting our main website and viewing our product spec sheets. You can also call us at 216.518.9888 to speak with a member of our team directly, and find out more about our full line of access control products and accessories, and how you can start working with them today.

EMX will also be showcasing the USVD at this year’s IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas, along with our Detect on Stop enabled loop detectors.

And be sure to download the EMX Sensors app to gain easy access to user manuals in the field, available on both iTunes and Google Play!

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FENCETECH Raffle Winners

Last month, EMX was in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada for the American Fence Association‘s annual FENCETECH training and trade show, which brought together industry leaders in fence, deck, railing and security manufacturing, distribution and contracting.  EMX had the opportunity to raffle off a variety of prizes to those who dropped their business cards off with us.  Prizes included ourUltraloop-Ult-DinUSVD and VMD202.  Well everyone, we’ve chosen our lucky winners!  They are:

  • Fred Ross of Southeast Access Technologies
  • Steve Preyser of Phoenix Fence 
  • Ira Stevens of MKS Sales 
  • Mauricio Arenal of Access Control Distributors 
  • Patrick Grogan of GateWorks
  • Kelby Martin of ICSH
  • Bud Brown of Palmetto Southern 
  • Michael Zitterich of Texas Metal Industries 
  • Jesus Nieto of Southwest Fence & Deck 
  • Ken Lehmann of Electronic Entry Distributors
  • Kevin Thompson of Platinum Access Systems 
  • Bob Krumdieck of RJK Associates, Inc.
  • Tom Polen of Elyria Fence, Inc. 
  • Fabiano De Lisio of Beninca USA 
  • Peter Costa of Remote Access
  • Hilton Friedman of Corner Stone
  • Beetle Bailey of Bob’s Distributing 
  • Barry Priest of Fenceworks
  • Frank Micone of Gate Automation
  • American Fence
  • Antech Corporation
  • Commercial Fence
  • Parker Fence
  • R & S Erection

We hope whatever prize you selected benefits your applications, and we know it will operate according to EMX’s high standards.  See you next year!