TRAY LABELING. Freshly erected paperboard trays move through this thermal-transfer labeler, which prints variable information su
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It's all about precision and timing

Six-cavity thermoformed cassettes used for clinical blood testing require careful handling during packaging. This controls solution delivers.
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Chicago Area Manufacturer's Association (C.A.M.A) exhibits at Pack Expo

Through a cooperative arrangement, the Chicago Area Manufacturer’s Association (C.A.M.A.) provides its customers with fully-integrated primary and end-of-line packaging solutions.
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At the late-August Dorner media event, Dorner personnel demonstrated how the Dorner 5200 conveyor could be shortened as necessar
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Kanban insights convey to manufacturing process

Devised by Toyota in Japan, the Kanban system functions admirably at conveyor manufacturer Dorner.
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Industry watch

CompaniesThe Bosch Group plans to acquire Pharmatec gmbh, Dresden, Germany, from Fresenius proserve gmbh. The transaction also includes the acquisition of the Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik gmbh, Ternitz, Austria.
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Companies:Payne has established a second print operation at its plant in Richmond, VA.
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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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Companies:Pro Mach, Inc. has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated controls systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  The acquisition will add retort and sterilization capabilities to Pro Mach's diverse portfolio of packaging equipment solutions.
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Vacuum conveyors

Dorner offers its 2200 Series low profile vacuum conveyor. With a frame height as low as 1.87", it can easily fit in tight places.
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People

Andrew MacLeod was appointed divisional vice president of sales and marketing for SCA Packaging North America.
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Sites

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Stainless washdown conveyors

AquaPruf™ conveyors, a just-launched line of all stainless-steel conveyors engineered for the washdown and sanitary markets, are suitable for food, pharma, medical, and personal-care products industries.
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Web Plus: Researching equipment online is not just window shopping

Surfing the Internet is more than a pastime for Another Day Ltd. manager David Lickhalter. It’s an efficient way to research equipment that the San Diego-based pet-supply company needs to package its liquid products.
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Free conveyor catalog

A new free 154-page catalog from Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) contains all the latest updates on its entire line of conveyors, including the 3200 and Modular Plastic Belt (MPB) Series, both of which debuted this spring.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dorner Mfg. (Hartland, WI) has announced the formation of two separate divisions. The company will manufacture and market its complete line of low-profile conveyors through its new Standard Products Div., while the new Systems Div.
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A new record for distributed control (sidebar)

Profibus network explained
On Valley's newest 200'-long labeling/sortation/collating line, cassettes, CDs and videos are manually loaded into the 10 dispen
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A new record for distributed control

Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.
These two control cabinets show two of the 126 micro PLCs on the line, each the size of a common house brick. The PLC on the lef
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A new record for distributed control (sidebar)

How distributed control spreads the burden