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Controls Product Brief
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Inverter-fed motors

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new 14-page technical handbook on the fundamentals of inverter-fed motors. Topics include how inverters affect motors, typical types of motor problems caused by inverters, suggested solutions to these and other problems, application engineering, motor selection and how to properly adjust inverter operating limits.
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Supplier news: Achievements

A.R. Arena Products, Inc. (Rochester, NY) received the Robert Schad Environmental Award for the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM).
Controls Product Brief
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Auger filler

The All-Fill (Exton, PA) Model SV-400 auger filler provides accurate, repeatable filling of powders, granulates and liquids. It uses The Cerebus III control system, a brushless, direct-drive servo motor with motion control electronics to control the auger for precise filling.
Materials Product Brief
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Corona-treated film test

The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Pneumatic clamp and eject system

For use in ultrasonic plastic welding, a new pneumatic clamp and eject system from Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) is custom-designed to fit specific parts.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The DSP 2 waterproof metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) works in washdown environments. Is designed to detect metal in conductive foods such as meat, bread and cheese.
Materials Product Brief
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Self-adhesive temperature labels

Telatemp's (Fullerton, CA) Temp Labels document the quality of temperature-sensitive products, materials or equipment during shipment or storage.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., an affiliate of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) opened a 61ꯠ-sq' recycling facility in Renton, WA.

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