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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: International agreements

Septimatech Group Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) purchased the technology, tooling and assets of Joseph A. Martin, Inc.(Harrow, Ontario, Canada).
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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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Volumetric cup filler

The Series 500 volumetric cup filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) can reach speeds to 120 containers/min and fill volumes of up to 98 cu". Typical applications include dry products such as rice, beans, nuts, candy, popcorn, pet food and frozen vegetables, as well as nonfood products such as silica or potpourri.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
Controls Product Brief
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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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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) will manufacture thermoformed trays at its Carolina, PR, plant.
Materials Product Brief
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Polyethylene resins

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) has introduced Elite(TM) enhanced PE resins for consumer and industrial film applications. Made via Insite(TM) single-site catalyst technology, Elite 5100, 5110 and 5400 are PE resins that offer high stiffness and strength, high stretch and puncture-resistance, and improved sealability.
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.

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