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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Datamax (Orlando, FL) and StrandWare (Eau Claire, WI) announced a strategic alliance to offer a labeling solutions package for entry-level bar-code technology users.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Vibratory conveyor

Meyer Machine's (San Antonio, TX) Magne-Flex L(TM) vibratory conveyor is suitable for the horizontal movement of raw and finished pharmaceutical materials.
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Conveyor flow system

The Power Converge unit from Runway Enterprises (Frankfort, IL) gently oscillates containers as they move down a conveyor lane to reduce jamming and bridging.
Joint Managing Directors Mal Smith (left) and Bill Walker save on engineering support costs by allowing the equipment supplier?s
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Modem bridges 8,000-mile gap

New Zealand's Grated Cheese Co. relies on its vendor's engineers for tech support of its new combination weigher-from 8ꯠ miles away.
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Auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has developed the Model SA-100 servo-driven auger filler. It fills powders, granulars, flakes, liquids, gels and pastes into flexible bags at speeds to 120 containers/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Phaser vertical form/fill/seal system from Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) is a low-cost machine designed for customers who want to upgrade from manual to automated operations.
Grimmway1s checkweigher and metal detectors (right) inspect up to 75 bags of carrots per minute. The plant produces bags from 1
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Running long and going strong

Metal detectors and checkweighers 'run and run and run' at Grimmway Farms' high-volume, washdown-environment carrot processing plant.
Materials Product Brief
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Air cushions

FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) has introduced Flo-Pak Cell-O air cushions as an alternative to paper packaging. Products are safeguarded by inserting one or more of the clear, HDPE cushions in the shipping container.
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Stand-up pouch stands out on the shelf (sidebar)

Valve relies on capillary attraction
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Fill/stopper/tray load system

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has introduced the Model FSTS2-12H automatic filling, stoppering and tray loading system. It uses a positive displacement servo-driven pump to fill glass or plastic bottles ranging from 2 mL to 100 mL at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
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A different type of kitchen cleanser

Bushberry Deodorizing Liquid Soap for hands is available in scents like cucumber, lemon, vanilla and oatmeal, so it has a definite kitchen and garden tone.
Sanitation measures in the HEPA-filtered packaging room include full garb, mask and boots for the operator, who also passes thro
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Nature's Pleasures launches fresh-cut apple slic es

This processor may not be the first to package apple slices in an extended shelf-life MAP format. But management believes its technology gives it an edge over those who pioneered the concept.
Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

The Millennium 400 system from All-Fill (Exton, PA) has a servo motor-controlled timing screw system that precisely positions each container through each stage of the filling sequence: tare measurement, filling, weighing, top-off, final weighing and exit.
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Labeling trends predicted

Growth in see-through labels, three-dimensional labels and labeling of nonround containers are some of the labeling trends forecast by packagers in a recent market study commissioned by B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA).
Injection-molded plastic buckets like these (top) carry ?long goods? pasta. Transporting these buckets vertically, horizontally
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Components help conveying system find its bearings

Self-lubricating bearings make for smooth sailing of pasta-carrying buckets at Dakota Growers Pasta plant in Carrington, ND.
Materials Product Brief
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Cap feeder

The Aidlin Series CF20/24S cap feeder from Gebo (Bradenton, FL) is designed to orient and feed sports caps or TE rings to bottles. It uses a new method of orientation, says the company, to apply closures at speeds to 300/min.
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FDA wants fresh juice warning labels

Continuing its campaign to upgrade food safety in the wake of well-publicized incidences of foodborne illnesses, the Food and Drug Administration has asked juice manufacturers to voluntarily put warning labels on unpasteurized fruit and vegetable juices until formal labeling rules can be developed.
Mounted to the side ofconveyors are plastic-housed Powered Roller Interface Modules (PRIMs). Each PRIM controls four conveyor ?
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USPS ups efficiency with 'smart' conveyor controls

Powered rollers and photoelectric sensors are networked by computer throughout 11ꯠ' of retrofitted conveyor used to direct mail within the U.S. Postal Service's Carol Stream, IL, facility. Noise levels, maintenance costs and electrical consumption are all reduced.

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