Banner Eng. and Turck, Inc., both of Minneapolis, MN, have formed a joint-venture company, Interlink BT, also of Minneapolis, that manufactures and markets components designed to connect input/output devices to open buses.
Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) offers a depalletizer and can handling conveyor system. Soft start/stop of critical motors results in increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
The MiniSystem Series of vacuum pumps from PIAB (Rockland, MA) is now available for applications where multiple vacuum systems are required. The pump has four channels for compression, exhaust and two for vacuum.