Mini Cold Glue Valve
Valco Cincinnati’s new 300 Series electric valves offer unprecedented speed in a 15-mm. wide package. With advanced solenoid technology, the 300 Series valves can apply extremely short patterns at high machine speeds. An adjustable stroke version is also available to enhance dotting performance. The valve can be completely immersed in water for cleaning — the only parts involved for disassembly are the spring, plunger and seat.
Life cycles exceeding one billion are made possible with a lightweight plunger featuring a carbide ball seating on a ceramic nozzle tip. The 300 Series valve is suited for applications in the envelope, mailer and folding carton industries as well as other high-speed graphics and paper converting uses. — Valco Cincinnati; 411 Circle Freeway Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246;
Fully loaded
Kenworth Truck Co., Louisville, Ky., has introduced enhancements to the 2005 model of its T300 medium-duty vehicle. The T300 has excellent visibility with sloping hood, standard DayLite doors with peeper window and mirror system. The 2005 T300 has optional corner windows that aid in backing up and negotiating tight spots. Other exterior enhancements include a wire mesh grille with polished stainless steel center trim, complex reflector headlamps and an optional one-piece stainless steel-clad aluminum bumper with fog lights. Inside, the T300 was modified to be more driver friendly with an optional workstation and more. — Kenworth Truck Co., a division of PACCAR Inc., Louisville, Ky.;
Small character inkjet printer
Hitachi America Ltd. is introducing the PX Series small character inkjet printer. The PX Series deploys a 10.4-inch color LCD touch-panel with full guidance on the screen, providing easy and quick operation and maintenance. The new printer has an innovative ink circulation system that helps reduce fluid evaporation and reduces operating costs. Nozzle and gutter are automatically cleaned before shut down, so no special procedures are required. PX Series viscosity and density control provides stable ink drop formation and keeps print quality high. — Hitachi America Ltd. Power and Industrial Division, 50 Prospect Ave., Tarrytown, N.Y. 914/524-6645;
Film flair
Avery Dennison Graphics Division North America has a variety of specialty pressure-sensitive vinyl film products for a wide range of end-use applications, including signage, vehicle marking and trade show graphics. The new specialty series films include gold and silver leaf films, camouflage films and Etchmark films that simulate the look of etched or frosted glass windows. Samples can be provided. — Avery Dennison Graphics Division North America, Painesville, Ohio; 800/443-9380;
Material handling solutions
Busse/SJI combines its more than 50 years experience in material handling with Motoman robotics to offer solutions for material handling applications. As a leader in material handling, Busse/SJI can help with applications in bulk palletizers and depalletizers; case palletizers and depalletizers; bag palletizers and depalletizers; case packers and unpackers; and other custom solutions. — Arrowhead Systems Inc., 3255 Medalist, Oshkosh, Wis. 54902 920/235-5562;
Solenoid valve line
Dosatron International now offers a complete line of solenoid valves for use in a variety of applications, including hygiene and sanitizing. These full port din plug connection valves are available in both 24 volts and 120 volts. Standard sizes are available for immediate shipment with coils and repair kits in stock as well. – Dosatron International Inc., 2090 Sunnydale Blvd., Clearwater, Fla. 800/523-8499;
Got gas?
Sensidyne Inc. released a new 16-page brochure describing its complete line of system components used to detect a wide range of toxic and combustible gases at fixed installations. It provides detailed specifications on all of its transmitters, including low-cost models for combustibles, infrared gas models, universal 4-10mA models and universal RS-485 models, as well as its line of one-, two-, four-, eight- and 16-channel controllers. The line of Sensalert intelligent sensors and all sensor and transmitter accessories are also described in the brochure. Copies of the brochure are available from any Sensidyne Fixed Systems distributor. — Sensidyne Inc., 16333 Bay Vista Dr., Clearwater, Fla. 33760; 800/451-9444;
Online services for packaging equipment
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. specializes in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs. It has developed online Information Based Engineering Technologies (IBET) for packaging machine customers. The IBET CD/DVD gives customers a complete snapshot of its Schneider machinery and its components at the time of installation (or purchased as a yearly subscription, the customer receives updates on any modifications). IBET gives customers 24/7 access to technical specs for their specific Schneider machinery — including all OEM components — and directly links customers to an online parts ordering system. – Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., P.O. Box 890 Brewerton, N.Y. 13029;
Lift trucks
Hyster Co.’s AC-power E45-65Z series of lift trucks sets a new standard for materials handling. The company’s AC technology provides superior torque, speed capabilities, reliability and thermal performance throughout the entire usable discharge cycle. The simple brushless design of the Hyster AC traction motor eliminates the need to service brushes, brush springs and motor commutators, making periodic maintenance on these items obsolete. This equals lower costs, higher reliability and longer life. The E45-65Z series has a capacity of 4,500 to 6,500 pounds and feature’s Hyster’s unique ergonomic design. — Hyster Co., P.O. Box 7006 Greenville, N.C. 27835 1-800-HYSTER
International Truck and Engine Corp., Warrenville, Ill., named Thomas Baughman vice president and general manager of the company’s heavy vehicle center. Baughman will lead the company’s efforts to grow its heavy vehicle business. He brings 30 years of experience in the truck industry to his new position.
Kevin Brady, owner and president of Houston-based Satellite Logistics Group was named a regional finalist in the 18th annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Brady was nominated in the Realizing Potential category, one in which candidates must be business owners who take an active role in daily operations and management.
Symbol Technologies Inc., Holtsville, N.Y., announced that Arthur O’Donnell will assume a new role as chief quality officer. O’Donnell will continue his responsibilities as senior vice president and general manager of the Global Services Division and report to William Nuti, president and chief executive officer.
Orion Packaging Systems Inc. appointed Paul McCarthy to the position of Northeast Regional Manager. McCarthy will provide sales coverage from New York state north to the Canadian border, bringing more coverage to the Northeastern states.
Tervis Tumbler Co., Osprey Fla., announced that Andrew Grzybowski joined the company as vice president of operations. Grzybowski brings more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations management, sales and marketing and business development to the company.