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Cable carriers

E-Z Chain cable carriers from igus (E. Providence, RI) are designed with a split crossbar along the inner or outer radius for quick installation or removal of cables and hoses, without any tools.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
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Series couplers

E-z mate Series couplers from Parker Hannifin's Quick Coupling Div. (Minneapolis, MN) use twist-sleeve action and automatic sleeve-lock to prevent accidental disconnection.
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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sekisui TA Industries, Inc. (Garden Grove, CA) has marked its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a production facility in Rogersville, TN.
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Air cylinder

Firestone Industrial Products' (Carmel, IN) 2M2A "Microactuator" is a pneumatic bellows-type air cylinder designed to provide smooth actuation in place of an air or hydraulic cylinder.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David Kersztyn, of Keenline Conveyor Systems (Oshkosh, WI), received the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce's 1996 Business Person of the Year Award.
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Robotic cartoner

Dimension Industries' (Maple Grove, MN) Model 625R Robotic Top Load Intermittent-Motion Cartoning System incorporates a complete product unscrambling, feeding, collating and orienting system for irregularly shaped cylindrical products.
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Foam-in-place bagging

The AccuPak is a foam-in-place bagging system from Flexible Products (Joliet, IL) that uses low-profile fixed nozzles to dispense PU foam into bags within a set of brush rollers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has relocated its specialty packaging plant to Louisville, KY, and expanded with a W&H Stella flexographic press and additional rotogravure printing capability.

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