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Dow: Resin compatibilizer for use with barrier film scrap

RETAIN Polymer Modifiers from Dow are said to make it easier to recycle post-industrial barrier films without compromising performance or aesthetics to produce a variety of film packaging.
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Mondi: Shaped pouch for customized packaging

Able to hold either liquid or granular materials, the new, innovative Shaped Pouch flexible package from Mondi North America offers consumer goods manufacturers a cost-effective custom-designed pouch in virtually any shape to promote brand identity and marketing goals.
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MonoSol: Dissolvable film for food ingredients

MonoSol has expanded its film technology capability with Vivos water-soluble film for production-line ingredient delivery.
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PHD: Drop-in replacement actuators

Designed to meet machine builders’ performance requirements at a competitive price, the Optimax actuator product line from PHD, which includes OCG cylinders OSX slides, offers a wide range of economical, efficient, versatile, reliable drop-in actuators to provide an alternative to the company’s standard “built-to-order” product line.
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QA1 Precision Products: Fractured race spherical bearings

Manufactured using 52100 bearing steel, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are designed for high wear and increased load applications.
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Bosch Rexroth: Cabinet-free/modular machine control components

Bosch Rexroth’s motor-integrated and near-motor IndraDrive Mi drives enable machine manufacturers to integrate all electric drive components directly into the machine to deliver entirely cabinet-free, modular machines with a minimized footprint – complete drive technology has been moved from the cabinet to the machine with decentralized supply and mains modules.
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Omron: HMI provides visual machine safety status

Omron’s NB HMI series can now be directly connected to its G9SP Programmable Safety Controller via serial communications, consolidating safety and low-I/O applications, allowing operators to easily monitor operations and details of errors provided by the G9SP controller, and contributing to reduced machine downtime and improved safety.
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Pepperl+Fuchs: Magnetic absolute rotary encoders.

Developed specifically for use in ambient conditions that pose challenges for mechanical systems, Pepperl+Fuchs’ new ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders combine precision, high-speed resolution, and extreme durability in a compact design: accuracies up to 0.1°; resolution up to 16 bit single turn and 32 bit multi turn; and a signal processing time < 100 µs;
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AutomationDirect: Aluminum worm gearboxes

Designed for use with electric motors for reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, or running two loads from one motor in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, and rotary tables, AutomationDirect’s aluminum IronHorse worm gearboxes line has been expanded to include five frame sizes, with gear ratios from 10:1 to 100:1.
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Festo: All-in-one DC servo motor/drive unit

Suitable for on-machine mounting and fast, precise format adjustment, Festo’s all-in-one servo motor and drive unit, the MTR-ECI is specifically designed for automating manual changeovers.

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