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Digital servo motors

The MKD line of digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) are IP65 rated, making them suitable for harsh environments. Five frame sizes are available, offering peak motor power up to 12 kW, with peak torques ranging from 4 to 104 Nm (35 to 900 lb") and speeds to 9ꯠ rpm.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Wisconsin Label Group's (Algoma,WI) newly created Interleave Systems (Heath, OH) subsidiary will sell labeling and packaging equipment to the printing industry.
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Pressure switches

PN Series pressure switches from ifm efector (Exton, PA) provide a switch output that is programmable over the entire operating range, plus a 4-20 mA analog of the actual system pressure.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr. for IL, IA, WI, SD & ND.
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Vacuum skin packaging

Cryovac, a div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC), has released a brochure on the company's vacuum skin packaging system. VSP allows shoppers to see the natural shape, color and texture of ready-to-prepare foods, cheeses, deli meats and other items.
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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/ absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.
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Hot melt supply unit

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) has introduced the Dynamelt® S Series hot melt adhesive supply unit. This "Melt-on-demand" hopper grid melts only the amount of adhesive necessary to feed the pump, keeping energy costs low and reducing char.
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Wash-down coder

The US-4500 coder from Bell-Mark Sales (Pine Brook, NJ) is suited for applications with damp or hostile environments, such as in the dairy and meat industries.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN), has merged its Specialty Packaging Plastics and Performance Plastics businesses to create Specialty Plastics.
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Vacuum/gas flush sealing

The FRESH-PAC is a USDA-approved stainless steel vacuum/gas flush sealing machine used for fresh foods from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA). It features electronic timer controls, an adjustable sealing head with 3-position height adjustment and a pneumatically controlled foot switch.

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