Shell recently launched Shell Tellus and Shell Tellus
Premium, hydraulic oils designed for equipment wear protection. In addition
to wear protection, Shell Tellus and Tellus Premium oils help reduce
premature pump failures, increase system efficiency and reduce component
failure, according to the company. The new products were released after
more than four years of extensive testing, research and development. Shell
Tellus and Shell Tellus Premium oils provide a range of high-performance
mineral oil-based fluids, suitable for use in a variety of hydraulic
Axon Corp., manufacturer of heat shrinkable sleeve labels,
tamper-evident bands and stretch-sleeve applicators, distributed product
literature about its line of products at PackExpo this year. In addition to
heat shrink-sleeve labeling and tamper-evident band applicators, Axon
offers specialized machines, including turnkey operations and multi-head
systems. New Styrotech literature, which includes information on the
advanced stretch sleeve label applicators, also
Clearwater Enviro Technologies Inc. has added seven
new industrial models to its UL-listed ScaleBlaster line of electronic
descalers. Now shipping worldwide, these models handle standard diameters
of non-steel pipe from 12 inches to 40 inches, and of steel pipe from 4
inches to 26 inches. Industrial ScaleBlaster units operate like those
designed for commercial- or residential-size pipe
in order to avert scale formation.
NewAge Industries has introduced coiled FEP
fluoropolymer tubing, which is recommended for applications requiring the
combination of fluoropolymer performance with flexibility such as food and
beverage lines. Coiltef handles viscous materials without line clogging,
temperatures that are hundreds of degrees below freezing, and a wide
variety of chemicals. Coiltef is available in five popular sizes from
1/16-inch to 3/8-inch tubing, and I.D. Standard lengths include 12 inch, 24
inch, 48 inch, and 72 inch.
ACG Identification GmbH has launched a high-speed,
fully ISO 14443 A- and B- compatible RFID reader. The HF Dual ISO Reader is
available in three versions: an OEM module for customers who mainly want to
design their own reader and antenna-board and only require a basic RFID
reader-engine; a short-range plug-and-play board with USB interface for
customers who wish to quickly integrate the reader into their own packaging
without the need to develop an antenna; and a ready-to-use housed
short-range desktop reader with USB interface. The HF Dual ISO Reader is
interoperable with nearly all RFID transponder solutions. The additional
transparent mode allows communication with highly complex and
well-protected contactless microcontroller smart cards as well. A built-in
advanced anti-collision algorithm enables the reader to read numerous tags
presented to the reader simultaneously.
Vacuum Barrier Corp. has introduced the Nitrodose
liquid nitrogen injection system. Featuring operation adjustments for many
packaging sizes, the Nitrodose Easy Doser is used to pressurize or inert
products. The system offers slow, discreet dosing that allows slower
capacity product lines to benefit from nitrogen injection, which can
enhance package strength and extend product freshness.
SKF has introduced the Explorer, single-row,
deep-groove ball bearings recommended for applications such as electric
motors, gearboxes, and equipment utilized in the packaging, food and
beverage, medical, general manufacturing and construction industries. The
ball bearings feature optimized raceways and cage geometry, dimensional
accuracy to ISO tolerance Class 6 and ABMA ABEC Class 3, and width
tolerance tighter than ISO tolerance class Normal. The bearings also offer
advanced sealing designs, which maximize grease retention and provide
protection against contaminants without compromising speed capabilities.
Lubricant options in sealed or shielded versions include ultra-quiet, food
quality and high-temperature greases.
Linpac Materials Handling
has introduced pre-designed and pre-engineered sidewall configurations and
height options in its line of 45-inch by 48-inch containers. Standard
features on the Ropak 4548 containers include zero-, one- or two-hinged
drop doors on the 48-inch side, and feature four-way forklift access.
Additionally, the Ropak 4548 is RFID-ready. Other features include added
label openings, and the availability of open-winged
Hytrol has introduced the
Tri-Lane O-Ring Transfer, a conveyor that transfers product to side lanes
by diverting to the right or left at 90 degrees. The system features three
transfer mechanisms that work independently. The transfer module works with
Hytrol’s 190 and 138 NSPEZ models, which are horizontal live roller conveyors offering zero-pressure accumulation of product.
LXE Inc. has introduced the MX3-RFID, an RFID-enabled
rugged handheld computer. The MX3-RFID is based on LXE's MX3 horizontal
half-screen wireless computer. It is capable of reading both barcodes and
EPC-compliant RFID tags in one unit for both traditional bar code-based
data collection applications and RFID applications. The unit includes an
EPC-compliant, class 0 (read only) and class 1 (write once, read many) tag
reader. The unit's firmware is also Gen 2 field upgradeable, and the
MX3-RFID runs the Windows CE .NET operating
MEI recently introduced its total cash and credit
vending solution, which includes MEI series 2000 combo acceptor for bills
or credit cards, MEI Easitrax remote data port and USA Technologies
financial services. The vending solution allows consumers to select cash,
debit or credit card and MEI coupon payment options. Machine features
include a two-line display, a chrome steel bezel exterior for outdoor
placement, and up to 32 machines can be linked together through the
Easitrax data port, which can also be used in conjunction with MEI Easitrax
vending management software for remote monitoring and curbside polling.
1301 Wilson Dr., West Chester, Pa. 19380-5963; meiglobal.com; 800/345-8215
Shure-Glue has introduced NC-Series Hot-Melt
Applicators for light-duty, low-volume applications to medium-speed,
high-volume case sealing and product assembly. Solid-state controls,
accurate RTD temperature sensors, and a thermostatic temperature control
optimize system performance. The units feature a reliable air-operated
piston pump and can operate with as many as four hoses/guns. Tank
capacities range from 12 pounds to 40 pounds. For ease-of-use, a unified
operator interface is used across an entire range of melt units.
— Shure-Glue Systems Inc., 457 Circle
Freeway Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246; 513/874-5581; shure-glue.com
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