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Gough Holdings Ltd. (Stoke-on-Trent, UK): Harold P. Brown, president and CEO for its American subsidiary Gough Econ Inc. (Charlotte, NC).
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ISO 9002 registration: Duralam, Inc. (Appleton, WI).
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Auger filler

Mateer-Burt's (Booth #1605) new Neotron Series 1800 servo-driven auger filler provides accurate filling within ±.45% of targeted weight. It's for use with free-flowing or non-free-flowing liquids and powders, as well as liquids, creams, pastes, viscous liquids and slurries.
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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN): Ron G. Kain, mgr. of its Chino, CA, PET container manufacturing plant.
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Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ): Larry Barresi, vp of technical services.
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
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Nondrip closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has introduced the SimpliSqueeze(TM) closure. To use, open the snap-action lid. An innovative silicone valve seals instantly when pressure is released.

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