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"EMX Publishes UV Luminescence Sensor Application Handbook "

Cleveland, May 13, 2004 - EMX Industries Inc., a manufacturer of sensors for automation and gate/door control, announced the publication of its first engineering handbook for UV (ultraviolet light) sensor applications.

Intended as a handy reference guide for experienced engineers and a tutorial for engineers who want to deepen their knowledge of UV sensors, the EMX "UV Luminescence Sensor Application Handbook" covers UV sensor technology and its application. It explains how UV luminescence sensors work, gives guidance on how to select and integrate a UV luminescence sensor into an application, and presents a series of examples of how they are used to improve processes.

In addition to covering sensors, the new handbook provides a list of suppliers of UV luminescent markers and additives that can be used to make targets detectable by a UV sensor.

Not as widely known as other sensors, UV (ultraviolet light) sensors detect the application of seals, grease, adhesives, paper labels, and other materials, for quality assurance and manufacturing process feedback. Because UV sensors can easily discriminate targets in any orientation from similarly colored backgrounds, they are often more reliable than vision systems costing ten times more.

Sample applications of UV sensors include:

To request a free copy of the "UV Luminescence Sensor Application Handbook" or to talk to an applications engineer about how UV sensors can reduce manufacturing costs and improve processes, call EMX at 800-426-9912, send email to salessupport@emxinc.com, or request a handbook online.