Autac, Inc.NORTH BRANFORD, Conn.-based Autac, Inc., announces its customizable Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) cords for construction applications. Meant to be a Neoprene alternative, the TPE cords are ideal for cable used to power machinery. TPE has the ability to maintain high retractile memory and flexibility in high-stress applications. Available in a custom-made range of colors, the cords can be color-coded for easy and quick identification. The TPE cords are weather, oil, chemical, ozone, flame, UV, impact, and abrasion-resistant. Available in 12-28 AWG, the cords can be designed to handle varying amounts of amperage. The cords are featured in 12", 24", 36", and 48", which can extend on a 1:5 ratio if needed. Customized lengths and ratios are also available.
B&H Labeling SystemsB&H Labeling Systems' new Marathon™ XL is a roll-fed labeler that features SMARTdrive™, an all-electronic drive train. With a servomotor-driven feed screw and container stabilization features, the Marathon XL handles containers from 8 oz. to 3 liters at speeds up to 650 containers per minute. Five independent servomotors communicate on a high-speed digital bus to precisely synchronize component operations such as label feeding, cutting, gluing and container transport. B&H guarantees labeling defect rates of less than 0.05% with all Marathon roll-fed labelers. Fewer moving parts improve reliability, ease maintenance and increase uptime. Marathon XL achieves changeovers in less than 15 minutes from one full production speed to another, including the replacement of change parts.
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Johnson Refrigerated Truck BodiesStainless steel cam lock hardware, which offers strength and a longer usable life than chrome or powder coated hardware, is announced by Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies. Stainless hardware is an option for new truck bodies, or it can be used to replace rusted hardware on older truck bodies.
The hardware has a lower silhouette due to the fact that it does not protrude beyond the walls as far as other hardware. In addition, the cam lock hardware has stainless steel set screws and take-up adjustment, which increase or decrease the door gasket pressure. The use of nylon bushings at wear points increases hardware longevity.
The new hardware is available in two-, three-, and four-point cam locks with or without internal release. They are designed for coolers and freezers, truck bodies and trailers.
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EurothermEurotherm of Leesburg, Va. announces the new option to print directly from its 5000 Series data acquisition units to an ASCII printer. Data can be viewed locally and remotely on a color touch screen. The data is archived on non-volatile flash memory, as well as removable memory, and on two networked servers. The 5180V, 5100V, or 5000B can send alarm, batch, power up, signing, login, and audit trail information to the printer as the events occur. Additionally, 10 report types can be configured to show up to 10 fields including a banner, time and date, batch information, and process variable value. These reports can be triggered to print by an alarm, event, or contact input.
New Production Line Built to Meet Product DemandCHARLOTTE, N.C.-based Roberts PolyPro Inc., a leader in multi-packing solutions for the beverage industry, announces a plastic sheet production line to meet the growing demand for the company's EasyLift Bottle Carrier products. Roberts PolyPro manufactures a comprehensive line of EasyLift Bottle Carriers including Single, 2 Pack, 3 Pack, 4 Pack, 5 Pack, 6 Pack and 8 Pack Carriers. The Roberts PolyPro team can also design and manufacture custom carriers for unique products to meet specific marketing and packaging needs.
Planning for the new sheet line began in early 2004 and the decision was made to build the new production line in-house. "There were two main factors in our decision," explains Donnie Johnson, plastics manufacturing manager. "The first was the cost associated with purchasing a turnkey job and the second was the lead time associated with a project of this size. These reasons, combined with the fact that we've been a specialty machinery manufacturer for more than 20 years, made the decision an obvious one: Buy individual components and then marry them into one complete line. We saved a lot of time and money this way."