Schenck Weighing Systems (Fairfield, NJ) offers a free conversion factor guide to help on project planning. The guide provides an alphabetical listing of units of measurement, possible selections for conversion and directions for conversion.
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The Model FX heavy-duty flexible gravity skatewheel conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is designed for applications where the conveyor must be moved to fit a variety of situations, such as loading or unloading trailers.
Stark & Associates (Charlotte, NC) has introduced an easy-to-use 3-oz refillable bottom pump air spray container. It's available with an optional foam spray actuator that uses air instead of gas propellants, and has an efficient pumping mechanism for faster pressurization and a strong spray pattern.
Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has developed a child-resistant closure that is also a dispenser. For OTC pharmaceutical products, this closure is said to exceed re-cent requirements for child safety and senior accessibility set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Speedling (Sun City, FL) has introduced a four-color, four-page brochure highlighting the company's full line of custom-molded ex-pandable polystyrene products, including agricultural products and shipping materials.
Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced two robotic systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packagers. The Flexible Transfer System allows transfer of solid products from a conveyor into cartons erected on a Jones CMV cartoner.
BRU-Series Advantage Line is a new generation of servo drives from Reliance Motion Control (Eden Prairie, MN). The manufacturer calls the line a universal drive because it inte-grates brushless drive and vector drive technologies into a single drive, and because it is essentially five drives in one with its ability to accept a variety of command sources.
Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.