Material Handling & Storage

Key Technology Introduces the First Vis/IR Sorters for the Tobacco Industry; Tobacco Sorter(TM) 3 and Optyx® Sorter with Vis/IR Maximize Purity of Product

Key Technology Introduces the First Vis/IR Sorters for the Tobacco Industry; Tobacco Sorter(TM) 3 and Optyx® Sorter with Vis/IR Maximize Purity of Product

April 5, 2007 - Key Technology introduces sorters equipped with Vis/IR technology - a combination of visible color and infrared technologies - for tobacco processors to maximize the detection and removal of NTRM (non-tobacco related materials). Ideal for threshing lines and primary processing lines, Key's Tobacco Sorter(TM) 3 (TS3) and Optyx-® are the first sorters in the world to implement...

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Flat Cable Clamp suit space-restricted applications.

Flat Cable Clamp suit space-restricted applications.

RoHS-compliant RDAFCC series utilizes spring action for gripping flat cable, reducing movement and vibration. Featuring space-saving design that secures cables directly against board, series includes 3 sizes that accommodate max flat cable widths of 25, 50, and 80 mm. Recommended max cable thickness is 5 mm. While clamps are available with adhesive back for mounting, clamps without adhesive can...

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Intermediate Bulk Container features bag-in-box design.

Intended for use with non-hazardous liquids, collapsible Arena 330 Shipper(TM) generates as little as 10 lb of waste per 330 gallons. Foldable, reusable system is constructed of structural plastic resins and composites to meet forces associated with dynamic motion of liquids caused by shock and vibration in truck and rail transport. When empty, users dispose of used liquid liner bag, which...

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Forklift Attachment lends total visibility to spool load.

Forklift Attachment lends total visibility to spool load.

Custom-designed for specific interfaces, spool handler forklift attachment enables precision pick-up and placement of 125-650 lb spools. Product lets operator see where spool is located, even 18 ft in air, via camera mounted in nose of spool handler and video screen mounted on forklift. Operation is accomplished by watching video feed and utilizing joystick on forklift. Eliminating need for...

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ESF VME Packaging System Features Custom Sub-Racks and Accessories

Topton, PA - Electro-Space Fabricators, Inc. offers an improved VME packaging system, encompassing all standard sizes and combinations of 3U, 6U, 9U and 12U sub-racks. The system features an easy-to use method for specifying standard or custom VME sub-racks. The product line also allows customers to customize sub-racks, resulting in greater cost savings over any competitive product line. ESF's...

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DryLin N Low-Profile Linear Guides from Igus Squeeze into the Tightest Space Restrictions

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - April 27, 2007 - DryLin® N low-profile linear guide systems from igus® Inc. are simple and easy to install. DryLin N is extremely flat with a small mounting height and width for tight space restrictions. Plastic gliding elements run in an anodized aluminum rail, which enables oil-free, maintenance-free operation. Because it is entirely self-lubricating, DryLin N is ideal...

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Laser-Based Food Sorter depends upon fluorescence sensing.

Laser-Based Food Sorter depends upon fluorescence sensing.

Optyx FluoRaptor(TM) detects and removes defects, extraneous vegetable matter, and foreign material based on chlorophyll level, color, size, and shape. Components include laser protected by Class 1 laser enclosure and tri-chromatic cameras that can be configured to sense visible color and IR light. Sorter eliminates mechanical part change-over with product setting recall capabilities, and laser...

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Servo System promotes stability in position-critical jobs.

Servo System promotes stability in position-critical jobs.

To address instability issues inherent in high-speed precision motion system applications, XtraDrive-DL (dual loop) senses and compensates for load position inaccuracies caused by repetitive motion, temperature variances, and component wear. It also compensates for instabilities caused by backlash and reduces tracking error to -

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Forklift Attachment facilitates drum to pallet change-out.

Forklift Attachment facilitates drum to pallet change-out.

Designed to assist in performing drum change-outs from one pallet size to another, LOM-4 can safely handle 1-4 drums at a time. It can handle mixed groups of steel, plastic, or fiber drums, rimmed or rimless, that cumulatively weigh up to 8,000 lb as long as drum heights are within 1.5 in. of each other. Product is available with spark-resistant and EE-rated components.

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PLA Series Switchers Awarded UL and cUL Safety Approvals

Fremont, California, April 3, 2007 --- Phihong USA announced today that the PLA01, PLA02, PLA03 and PLA05 series of low cost single output green switchers have been awarded UL and cUL approvals. These switchers, with output power ranging from 1.3 watts to 5 watts, are specifically designed to replace linear supplies in the sub-12 watt range. Until now, this power range was considered the...

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