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Compact PC

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.
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'Intelligent' machine vision

Mentorvision(TM) from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) is the first automated inspection system to use the company's "Intelligent Vision" technology.
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Cable containment

Igus (East Providence, RI) has introduced the Triflex(TM) thermoplastic three-axis cable carrier, designed for use with Bobst Group's (West Caldwell, NJ) folder/gluers.
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Fire-retardant containers

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.
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Antistatic pail liners

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.
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Motion systems catalog

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.
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Pneumatic slide catalog

A 24-page catalog from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) describes the Series SG line of pneumatic slides. Designed for one billion inches of travel when used with catalog-rated loads.
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Fume extractor arm

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.
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Mexican beverage processors

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.
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Vertical cartoner

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.
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Carousel 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.
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
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Video cassette production rolls at Sony U.K.

Internally powered roller conveyors link labeling, wrapping and packing functions on three identical video cassette lines at Sony.
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Lineshaft conveyor

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.
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HDPE pallet

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.
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PTFE-coated foils

Insul-Tab (Woburn, MA) has developed custom-fabricated release liners made of foil coated with polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as Teflon®.
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Bag labeler

Labelette's (Forest Park, IL) new bag labeling systems are built for in-line applications. Can reduce floorspace requirements and can be customized to meet those requirements should they change.

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