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Balluff's Microbox Transducer Output Converter
Balluff's new Microbox transducer output converter offers noise-immune digital position feedback to industrial woodworking machines with analog controls. Used in conjunction with the digital version of Balluff's Micropulse non-contact linear position transducer, the Microbox is a low-cost, easymount, digital-to-analog processor which converts clean digital position and/or velocity feedback to analog signal for processing by machine control. This eliminates the possibility of transducer misreads due to analog signal fluctuation. The multi-channel Microbox can also provide feedback on up to four targets moving in the same plane- such as multiple blades on sawblade machinery and slitters-using only one Micropulse transducer. Circle Reader Service Card #457

Finning Purchases Hewden Stuart 
Finning International Inc, through a new wholly-owned subsidiary based in the United Kingdom, has acquired Hewden Stuart Plc for $700 million (CDN). Hewden Stuart is an equipment rental dealer to a variety of industry sectors in the UK, with approximately 370 locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The acquisition is consistent with Finning's growth strategy to expand operations internationally and diversify through new product lines and entry into the small equipment rental market. Circle Reader Service Card #458

New Forklift from Sellick 
Sellick Equipment Ltd, a manufacturer of rough terrain forklifts, introduces the new SD120, a 12,000-lb capacity forklift, powered by a Perkins 1000 low-emission, 4.2- litre, four-cylinder, 86-hp diesel engine. The unit is available with high-visibility See- Thru masts with lift heights to 30 feet, full syncromesh transmission with optional power shift, high capacity L2 loader tires, easily serviced wet disc brakes, outboard planetary drives, torque proportioning differential and optional four-wheel drive. More than 230 dealer outlets provide sales and service for the new machine. Circle Reader Service Card #459

Petro-Canada Launches Duron Synthetic
Petro-Canada has launched Duron Synthetic, a full-synthetic, heavy duty engine oil developed to perform in extreme temperature conditions and provide extended oil drain intervals at a competitive price. Duron Synthetic is formulated for use in both mobile and stationary equipment in the trucking, forestry, construction, mining and manufacturing industries. It provides the low temperature "pumpability" of an SAE 0W engine oil without sacrificing the high-temperature strength and durability of a non-synthetic 15W-40, enabling faster cold weather start ups and reduced engine idling in severe cold weather, the company says. In field trials, engines operated effectively for more than 900 hours before an oil drain, compared to 250 hours with a non-synthetic 15W-40 oil. Circle Reader Service Card #460

Bar Codes Merger 
Brady Corporation of Milwaukee and Seattle-based Barcodes West have announced their merger. Barcodes West will assume the name of Brady Corp and continue to provide complete identification solutions to the lumber industry. The merger combines Barcodes West's expertise with Brady's global identification solution resources, enabling the industry to increase productivity and gain efficiencies using automatic data collection and bar coding. Circle Reader Service Card #461 

Komatsu Unveils Laterra Motor Graders 
A new line of three Laterra motor graders, the GD555A-3, the GD655A-3 and the GD675A-3, has been introduced by Komatsu Canada Ltd. The models range in weight from 30,525 lbs to 34,390 lbs and in horsepower from 140 hp to 180 hp. Variable horsepower is available in all models. Features include a unique dual-mode transmission that allows the operator to move from torque converter to direct drive mode by a flick of a switch. A fully-modulated inching pedal delivers control in fine-grading applications and the U-gate shifter provides flexibility with a full powershift operation featuring eight forward and four reverse gears. Other features include easy shifting into gears five through eight for highspeed travel up to 26.2 mph, a circular geometry blade suspension system that enables 90-degree banksloping, a closedcentre hydraulics system, a variable displacement pump, a load-sensing system and an ergonomic cab. Circle Reader Service Card #462 

Biomass Joint Venture Formed 
The Advanced Recycling Equipment Company of St Mary's, Pennsylvania and Revere Control Systems of Birmingham, Alabama have formed BioMass Energy Concepts LLC (BEC) to provide turnkey biomass-fueled energy systems to a wide range of markets. The combined resources will allow BEC to serve as a single source provider of complete equipment packages for biomass energy systems, including system design, production, installation and startup. The modular systems include biomass fuel storage, preparation, conveying and combustion; hot water or steam production and distribution; electric power generation and distribution; and all related integrated control systems. Circle Reader Service Card #463 

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Balluff's Microbox Transducer Output Converter #457
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