Smurfit-Stone (Chicago, IL) has developed PaperCan™, which uses a paperboard body with an integrated easy-to-open-and-close paperboard lid. Made of laminated or barrier-coated paperboard that can be linear or blank-formed.
Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) introduces a new line of controls for brushless linear motors. All 3 models--the LinDrive, the Lin+Drive and the MintDrive--plug directly into the wall and have autotune routines to self-adjust after initial set-up.
Bimba Manufacturing Co. (Monee, IL) now offers NFPA aluminum-body tie-rod cylinders. The TA series cylinders are available with single or double rod end, oversized rods and 9 bore sizes ranging from 11/2" to 10".