Ann Arbor, Mich.-based MGV Enterprises LLC said Montel Plastics Ltd., a testing facility for injection molds in Oldcastle, Ontario, has been registered and trained in MGV's Intellimold melt-pressure control technologies (tel. 734-477-9344). … El Paso Community College in Texas now offers training from RJG Inc. of Traverse City, Mich. (tel. 231-947-3111). … American Maplan Corp. of McPherson, Kan., has upgraded its control technology with the BMCtouch system, which includes a 15-inch touch screen, push buttons, an integrated modem and two USB ports. It runs on Windows XP (tel. 620-798-2304). … Cognex Corp. of Natick, Mass., has added new color capabilities for its VisionPro vision systems. The color offerings now include dedicated tools for color sorting, color identification and color monitoring (tel. 508-650-3000). … Peabody, Mass.-based hot-runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions Inc. has established a subsidiary in Shin-Yokohama, Japan, near Tokyo, called Synventive Molding Solutions K.K., to focus initially on Tier 1 molders and original equipment manufacturers (tel. 978-750-8065). ... Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik GmbH of Bad Oeyhausen, Germany, recently installed an extrusion line to make large-diameter, polyurethane-insulated pipe at ZAO MosFlowline in Moscow (tel. 49-5731-242-0).
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