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Foam end caps

BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced foam end caps made from the company's Neopolen®*P 1822B expanded PP beads. They employ a "living hinge," formed in-line of the same material, for a secure fit around the corners of the product.
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Servo drive

Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.
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Plastic belt conveyor

The Model CCEZ is a horizontal plastic belt conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) designed to accumulate packs of canned beverages in high-speed, high-volume environments.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
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New motors

Baldor Electric's (Ft. Smith, AR) AC induction servo and spindle drive motors are designed for tough, industrial, adjustable-speed applications requiring high speeds and fast response.
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Eight-legged IBC

Clawson Container (Clarkston, MI) has developed a new PE IBC called the SpiderTank that has eight legs for increased stackability and reduced stress to the bottle.
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Shock testing instruments

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) has released a four-page, full-color brochure detailing the Lansmont line of Shock Testing Instruments. Discussed are various features that are said to ensure accurate, repeatable, and reliable test control; and various operational safety features.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) is now headquartered at 1801 K Street, NW, Ste. 600K, Washington, DC 20006, phone 202/974-5254; fax 202/296-7354.
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Can seamer conversion

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced a conversion package to give Model 60L can seamers advantages associated with gear-driven lower chucks.
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Conveyor lane divider

An innovative conveyor lane divider from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) enables conveyor systems to be reconfigured with quick, simple adjustments. Aluminum rails fitted with Nolu D guides attach onto a conveyor system to create two or more distinct lanes, dividing the conveyor surface while guiding product.

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