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Eclipsing the competition

Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for OTC sales, SmithKline Beecham's new Tagamet HB is one of the first "Acid blocker" products to reach the re-tail market.
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Mini proximity sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced NAiS miniature UZP inductive proximity sensors for applications where oil mist and grime threaten automated tool and ma-chine operation.
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Design program

The Pro/Engineer® family of design software products from Parametric Technology (Waltham, MA) allows designers and engineers to create, visualize, analyze, and present product concepts prior to manufacturing.
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Factory management

Designed to accommodate factory auditing certification requirements is EnGage!(TM) software from Data-Myte Business Unit of Allen-Bradley (Minnetonka, MN).
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Printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has added the Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series 8480S to its line of high-speed printer/applicators. This model combines a high-speed thermal/thermal transfer printer with a label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 10"/sec.
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Data acquisition and display

Rockwell Software (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced WINtelligent TREND(TM) version 3.0, a Windows NT(TM)-compatible data acquisition and graphical display package.
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Consultant directory

ASTM (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced the 1995 Directory of Scientific & Technical Consultants and Expert Witnesses. This directory includes over 200 categories of specialized consulting services and over 1ꯠ consultants and expert witnesses in an easy-to-use format.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Emhart Powers (Elmira, NY) has secured exclusive rights to represent LumenX Co.'s (Mogadore, OH) machine vision systems.
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Engineering design

Engineer's Aide(TM) version 3.2 from Epcon Intl. (Woodsfield, OH) is a process system design software that provides comprehensive equipment sizing and fluid flow simulation capabilities.
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Warehouse management

MasterMove version 3.0 from Vantageware (San Diego, CA) is software designed for distribution center management. It reduces distribution costs while enabling greater flexibility in distribution center operations.
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Conveyor

The Maximizer(TM) is a new conveyor from Automated Packaging Systems (Booth 3138). It works as an infeed or take-away adjustable conveyor with the company's HS-100 Excel(TM) bagging machine, to reach speeds to 70 bags/min.
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Bulk bag hoppers

Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a new series of bulk bag unloading/conveying hoppers. They are equipped with an adjustable iris valve to control material flow, an access door for opening or closing of bags and a low-level sensor to automatically stop the conveyor.
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Interactive disk

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a free interactive disk for the MicroLogix(TM) 1000 family of programmable controllers. It's designed to introduce users to the MicroLogix family, as well as give examples of how the controller works in specific applications.
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Shrink wrappers energize vitamin maker

California-based Pharmavite's shrink wrappers with customized infeeds boost speed and reduce changeover time for bundled multipacks of bottled vitamins and food supplements.
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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Tensiometer system

The Pressductor Radial Tensiometer System (PRT), from ABB Industrial Systems' Weighing & Force Measurement Div. (Brewster, NY), incorporates a radial load cell that makes it resilient to vibration, overloads, shockloads and electrical interference in monitoring light to moderate web tensions in continuous-web operations.
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Shrink film bundler

API's (Booth #1117) new APB 2700 CM (continuous motion) in-line shrink film bundler has a stepper motor driven reciprocating seal bar system, enhancing reliability in high-speed applications.
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Product damage reduction

"Pallets Move the World...With Your Help" is a 10-minute video from the Natl. Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) designed to help pallet users reduce product damage due to improper material handling practices.

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