Working with Metsys En-gineering (Eden Prairie, MN), Newtec (St. Louis, MO) has developed Computer Based Training (CBT), an electronic manual providing one-on-one training for Newtec machine operators and maintenance personnel.
Fire-retardant versions of plastic pallet containers are now available from Perstorp Xytec (Tacoma, WA). Structural-foam-molded of fire-resistant HDPE thermoplastic supplied by Specialty Polymers Corp., they have been approved as a Class II or noncombustible product by the Factory Mutual Research Corp.
Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
The Provit 2000 compact PC from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) offers 386/486 processor, hard drive, PCMCIA card and flat panel display options in a package measuring 7.2" sq and 2 1/4" thick.
The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
The Food Processing Machinery and Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) has released a directory of dairy and carbonated beverage processors in Mexico. Contains over 70 pages of listings, including company names, phone numbers and contact names.
American Precision's (Buffalo, NY) 1995/1996 motion systems catalog features definitions, market applications, and specifications of its full product line, ranging from full/half step drive modules to high-performance microstep systems.
Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
The Triangle/Yeaman vertical cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has a positive in-line drive chain protected by torque-guard clutches, a rotary drive carton feed and quick-change pockets.
Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
The LS-500 high-speed conveyor from Interlake Matl. Handling Div. (Lisle, IL) reaches speeds of up to 500'/min. It uses zones of rollers instead of drive bands or individual rollers for direct power from the shaft through drive modules.