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Associated Bag Co.: Specialty hanging bags

New specialty bags from Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) protect newspapers, magazines, brochures, coupons and other types of literature. Made of extruded PE, they feature a door-knob hole for hanging and are mounted 100 per pad on a paperboard header.
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Exair Corporation: Cabinet cooler

Exair's (Cincinnati, OH) new micro NEMA 4/4X Cabinet Cooler purges and cools overheated electrical control panels. Its 5" height allows it to be mounted in small enclosures and confined areas.
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Packaging steel

Hoogovens Packaging Steel (Ijmuiden, the Netherlands) has introduced a new polymer-coated packaging steel named Protact. Made for use in the food and aerosol sector, Protact can replace traditional lacquering processes.
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ABB Robotics: Depanning system

Designed specifically for bakeries, ABB's (New Berlin, WI) RollBot(TM) moves baked goods from pans to conveyors or trays at a rate of 30 pans/min using vacuum or needle lifting mechanisms.
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Aromat Corporation: Operator panel

Aromat Corp. (New Providence, NJ) has announced a new NAiS-brand, 8-colors-plus-shades graphics operator panel available in 2 touchscreen versions.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo and positioning drives

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released a new family of servo and positioning drives: FlexDrive, Flex+Drive and MINTDrive. When matched with Baldor's BSM servo motors, these drives can deliver torques to 366in.-lb and speeds to 7ꯠ rpm.
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Insulating material

Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) offers 2 new brochures describing Instill(TM) vacuum insulation core for use in vacuum insulation panels. The first brochure highlights how Instill core can provide significant design flexibility, improved insulation performance and cost savings.
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detector

Detecting ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as stainless steel, Safeline's (Tampa, FL) newest line of equipment provides in-line inspection of pharmaceuticals by directly attaching to most tablet and capsule forming presses.
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Intellution Incorporated: Software solutions

Intellution's® (Norwood, MA) FIX Dynamics(TM) family of industrial automation software solutions now supports Microsoft Windows(TM) Distributed interNet Applications for Manufacturing architecture.
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Aligning conveyor

Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
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Domino: Security coding ink

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced a new security coding ink, part #214CL, that is invisible under room light and daylight. The codes become clearly legible under UV lamps, glowing bright blue.
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Crown Roll Leaf, Inc: Design consultation

Crown Roll Leaf (Paterson, NJ) offers graphic designers and packaging designers free consultation. Crown Roll will help designers evaluate the latest holographic materials.
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Thomson Industries, Inc: Thomson Industries, Inc: Linear motion stage

The Thomson (Port Washington, NY) AccuSlide(TM) Model 2HB is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear-motion stage with pre-aligned Accu-Glide(TM)0 linear guides and a preloaded ball screw assembly.
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PET bottles

Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced a new frosted finish for its line of injection/stretch blow-molded PET bottles. The finish is in-mold frosted and is more economical than the application of a secondary frosted finish.
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Markem-Imaje: Pallet labeler

Markem's (Keene, NH) Cimpak 300 pallet labeler applies thermal-printed labels to as many as three sides of a pallet load without requiring a turntable.

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