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Carton erector

The RSB3 semi-automatic carton erector from Jacob White (Dartford, Kent, England) can produce up to 100 packs/min. Hand wheels, digital readout, calibrated scales and quick-release handles eliminate the need for change parts.
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Bulb bottle

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has introduced a custom PET bulb bottle for health and beauty applications. The bottle holds 6 oz and has a 28/400 finish. Available in clear or custom colors, the bottle can incorporate up to 100% post-consumer material.
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Printer/applicator system

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/4000 series in-line label printer/applicator system can print and apply labels at speeds to 80 products/min. The line includes a tamp, pallet tamp and dual panel printer/applicators.
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Multifunction controller

The Model OI100 from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) combines a PLC, programmable limit switch, data entry keyboard and message center into one controller.
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Rigid vinyl film

Previously available from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) as a three-layer adhesive lamination of vinyl/PE/ACLAR®, Pentapharm® ACLAR rigid vinyl film is now available with or without a PE layer.
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Infrared thermometer

Ircon's (Niles, IL) Mirage® MR-30 series infrared thermometer provides accurate measurements from 500 to 2500°F. Can operate in high ambient temperatures up to 140°F without external cooling.
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Collapsible agriculture bin

Calpine Containers (Pleasant Hill, CA) and Perstorp Xytec (Tacoma, WA) have created the Xytec® 4848 Agbin, a HDPE bin that provides an alternative to wood bins.
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Photoelectric and proximity sensors

Photoelectric and proximity sensors from Boston Gear (Quincy, MA) can be used as system status indicators, providing input to PLCs. Available in infrared, visible-beam, polarized-light and fiber-optic models.
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Flow line weighers

Flow line weighers from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN) measure the mass flow rate and total mass of free-flowing particulate materials with an accuracy of ±.5% or better.
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Case palletizer

Model 72 case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has a unique design that allows one worker to palletize cases quickly and safely.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Allen-Bradley Co. Inc. (Milwaukee, WI): Thomas S. Gross vp, motion control business.
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Temperature control

SYSCON-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced the REX-S100, a 1/16th DIN single-display temperature control. A deviation display lamp for at-a-glance indication of deviation between present and set temperatures.
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Laser coders

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has acquired rights to a second generation laser code product line from Directed Energy (Irvine, CA). The Domino Digital Coder (DDC) uses a variable laser to provide a range of coding at high production speeds.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Bemis Co.'s Pepperell, MA. plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp's Anderson, IN, container plant; Rex-Rosenlew Intl. Inc.
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One-piece photoelectrics

Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) has introduced the PDMP Series photoelectric controls with a one-piece limit switch-style construction for easy installation.
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Stopper washing machine

A new brochure from Cozzoli (Plainfield, NJ) highlights features and capabilities of the SW40 stopper washing machine. Discusses user-programmable wash cycles with coded access, sanitary plumbing, stainless steel exteriors.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
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Adjustable link v-belt

The Accu-Link® adjustable link v-belt from Jason Industrial (Fairfield, NJ) features a smooth profile for less vibration and lower drive tensions for increased life over conventional v-belts.

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