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Compact sensors

NaiS(TM) UZA photoelectric sensors from Aromat (New Providence, NJ) have a continuously-variable potentiometer for simple adjustments of light intensity.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) is the recipient of a WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) award given by the State of California for the second straight year.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA): Jeffrey W. Almond, vp and general mgr.; T. Ross Long, vp, technology; Barry W. Phillips, vp, customer service.
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.
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Digital servo drives

Ecodrive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is a line of easy-to-use digital servo drives that integrate motion control, amplifier, power supply and I/O into a single unit.
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Fundamentals book

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA) has introduced the "Fundamentals of Packaging Technology" textbook. With plans to update it every two years, IoPP believes it will be the most up-to-date packaging reference source available.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) was presented with a supplier quality award by Cervecersqrta Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Jefferson Smurfit Corp's (St. Louis, MO), Memphis, TN, container plant has received the Valued Supplier Award from the Kellogg Co.
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Micromini vacuum pump

A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
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Oil-shear clutch brake

Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has in-troduced the Model 01 Posidyne® oil-shear clutch brake. Less than 8" L and weighing 20 lb, it handles up to 600 cycles/ min, and brings high torque to tight-fitting drives on case packers, cartoners, fillers, indexing conveyors and other packaging machinery.

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