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Phoenix Contact Inc: Bus system

The Interbus Loop from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) uses its power supply to power I/O devices and to transmit network signals to devices. This reduces cable requirements to just two conductors that carry both power and signals.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Anderson Packaging (Rockford, IL): Ed Hancock, president, Pharmaceutical Div.; Tom Baca, president, Oral Care and Household Products Div.
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Key Technology: Key Technology: Vibratory conveyors

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) will show its expanded line of Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyors at the show. An improved pivot gate design and new PC-based modular conveyor systems provide easy integration with CPU control systems.
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Sanitary conveyor

Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) has introduced a sanitary conveyor support system with a solid-back, cavity-free stainless steel guiderail design. It uses an integral Nolu-D UHMW wear-strip to create a USDA/FDA-approved sanitary conveyor support system for food and pharmaceutical packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Montebello Packaging: Laminate tubes

With a side seam approximately six mm (0.2364") wide, the M-Laminate® line of plastic laminate tubes from Montebello Packaging (Downers Grove, IL) is designed to maximize available graphics space.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): Harel W. Tucker, Jr., vp, sales, Pulp and Paperboard Div.; Samuel E. Ainsworth, natl. accounts mgr.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Primex Plastics Corp. (Richmond, IN) opened a manufacturing facility in Corsicana, TX, for the production of PS, ABS and PE plastic sheet.
Controls Product Brief
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Pacific Scientific: Brushless motors

Pacific Scientific's Automation Technology Group (Rockford, IL) has introduced a new brushless motor. The PACTORQ(TM) motor uses a neodymium magnet rotor design combined with an optimum magnetic circuit to pack more torque in a smaller housing, says the company.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

W.R. Grace Co. (Boca Raton, FL) has entered an agreement to combine its packaging business with Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ), forming a new company, retaining the Sealed Air name and headquarters.
Controls Product Brief
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.

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