From the September '99 issue of Medical Product Manufacturing News
The Delta 3000D cam, an electronic horizontal form-fill-seal packaging machine from Ilapak Inc. (Newtown, PA), features multiaxis wrapping with misplaced product detection, online gas monitoring, and hermetic sealing rates of up to 240 packs/min.
NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, CA) offers high-consistency elastomers that can be used for silicone extrusion, molding, and calendering. VeraSil elastomers feature an adjustable cure rate and table life, and Shore A hardness from 30 to 70.
MTS Systems Corp. (Cary, NC) makes noncontacting magnetostrictive position sensors that offer low cost thanks to automated manufacturing. Auto-SE sensors do not wear, are easily protected from fluids and debris, require little maintenance, and have long life expectancy.