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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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Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, Ontario, Canada) will sell and service the full range of rotary p-s labeling machines manufactured by Nuova BRB (Porto Mantovano, Italy).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Model I.V./700 is a new low-cost, single-line ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It employs an adjustable printhead positioned independently of the controller for top, side, and bottom printing, as well as printing while conveying along an incline.
Supplier News
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Mini limit switches

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) NAiS AZD miniature vertical limit switches are applicable to U.S. and CENELEC conduit sizes. The modular design of the actuator unit, head block and main block allow a variety of configurations and easy replacement.
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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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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