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Meritor WABCO supports safety technology bill

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2011 (H.R. 1706), recently introduced by Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), would provide an income tax credit for truck and fleet owners. Troy, Mich.-based Meritor WABCO notes that its SmartTrac Stability Control System and OnGuard Collision Safety System are among technologies included in H.R. 1706.

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Load manipulators

Pneumatically powered Famatec Friendly ergonomic manipulators, in models of 330-, 550- and 880-lb. capacities, counterbalance heavy loads to allow an operator to suspend, rotate, tilt and transfer product. Equipped with appropriate end-of-arm tooling, it adapts to the operator's preferred working height and position, allowing loads to be smoothly and progressively positioned and placed during assembly, suspended for further processing, or simply transferred from one location to another. Once suspended, the product can be moved manually or under power.

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Rampf tests machine-molded texture

Rampf Molds Industries arrived at 2011 Icon Expo in Las Vegas with a prototype of  blocRoc, equipped to add textures to building block or retaining wall unit faces.

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