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Rubber tubing

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K-4156 thermoplastic rubber tubing from Kent Elastomer Products is an extruded silicone replacement compound. Suitable for the food and beverage industry where high temperature stability is not vital, the translucent tubing meets FDA food grade requirements.
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Case packer

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The Standard-Knapp Versatron 939s APT case packer handles difficult shaped containers. The unit can pack reverse-tapered bottles, flasks, unstable bottles, locking shapes, trigger bottles and other non-round products.
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Air filters

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irguard's Activator series air filters have multi-stage media construction with layers of multi-denier polyester fibers that capture particles throughout the filter's depth, preventing "face-loading," and increasing dust-holding capacity. The filters are manufactured in two-, three- and four-ply models to meet MERV 6, 7 and 8, respectively. Media layers are heat-sealed around a nine-gauge internal wire frame.
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Absorber agitator

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SPX says its Lightnin VSF absorber agitator for flue gas desulfurization processes incorporates the most efficient impeller (A312) for fluid motion and gas dispersion and the latest sealing technology (no seal water). The VSF line provides a robust, cost effective design, extended operation without shutdown and optimal energy consumption, says the company.
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Pump software

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seepex offers a free computer program that calculates the savings realized when users switch from an air-operated double-diaphragm pump to an electrically operated progressive cavity pump.
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Carbon monoxide monitor

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Mocon's PAC CHECK Model 333 hand-held headspace analyzer measures carbon monoxide levels in modified and controlled-atmosphere case-ready meat packaging. The unit also measures oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. To provide headspace analysis of finished packages, the unit offers a Sticky Foot probe, which houses the needle internally for protection.
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Vibratory feeder

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Eriez Magnetics Model 6C vibratory feeder is suitable for small trays up to 80 sq. in. and capacities up to 1,600 lbs./hr. The model has a maximum tray weight of 3 1⁄2 lbs. at 0.045 in. amplitude with a maximum tray amplitude of 0.045 in.
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Scraped-surface agitator

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The Lee #9MSI heavy-duty, inclined, double-motion, scraped-surface agitator is available in a variety of specialized designs for product viscosities as high as 2 million CPS. Piggyback motors for independent speeds and a variety of turbine and lift fins offer alternatives to difficult motion solutions.
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Low-maintenance conveyor

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Dorner's Series 220 conveyors feature bearings installed in a re-designed blind housing hole instead of a through hole. This protects the bearings from outside elements that could prematurely damage or corrode them, adds strength to the conveyor and helps reduce maintenance, says the company.
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Lift table

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Pentalift's lift table is equipped with a powered deck extension that moves laterally. The 3,000-lb. capacity unit has a 60-in. by 84-in. platform with a 50-in. vertical lift. A 48-in. by 22-in. deck, stored within the platform, can be extended hydraulically to provide a walk-over bridge for maintenance personnel.
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