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American Society for Testing Materials: American Society for Testing Materials: ASTM guide

D 6198, the Standard Guide for Transport Packaging Design, was recently approved by ASTM (W. Conshohocken, PA). The guide provides information on the procedures, information required and steps to follow in design for successful performance in handling and shipping.
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Clinton Packaging: Green glass containers

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has added five green widemouth bottles, known as packers, to its line of amber widemouth glass bottles. The glass bottles are available in 75-mL (2.5-oz), 100-mL (3.33-oz), 120-mL (4-oz), 150-mL (5-oz) and 200-mL (6.66-oz) sizes.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Volumetric filler

Spee-Dee's (Sturtevant, WI) volumetric cup fillers now include PLCs to facilitate use of photoeyes and sensors and to ease interfaces with other equipment on the line.
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ABB Drives & Power Products: DC drive

Compact at only 103/4" wide, the digital six-pulse DCS 400 Smart Drive from ABB (New Berlin, WI) is available as a non-regenerative or regenerative unit.
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PIAB USA Inc: Vacuum pumps

PIAB Vacuum Products (Rockland, MA) introduces an improved series of pneumatically driven vacuum pumps. The MLD line includes three pumps that provide vacuum levels down to 27" Hg and flow rates up to 31 SCFM.
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Marprint, Inc: Label applicator

Applying preprinted labels to packages of any size, shape or fragility, the Paragon Express(TM) module from Marprint (White Bear Lake, MN) can be integrated into a line or can stand alone.
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Oden Corporation: Liquid filling systems

New literature from Oden (Buffalo, NY) details NET/MASS fully automatic net weight liquid filling systems. Designed for products ranging from free flowing to very viscous that change viscosity or density during the fill run, and for products that must be labeled by weight content.
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SIG Positec Automation: 'Smart' actuator

SIG Positec Automation (Plymouth, MI) announces its integrated closed-loop actuator, or ICLA. Consists of a motor gearbox with associated power and control electronics, including a field bus interface on a NEMA 23 frame size housing under 6"L.
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Ranpak Corporation: PC-operated paper converter

Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) is offering its PadPak® converter with the Packaging Automated Logistics (PAL) System(TM). The PAL System's database of user-specified packing information allows the operator to assign and recall a number for each product.
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GRAFCO PET Packaging Technologies: Squat-style sprayer

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has announced the addition of a 32-oz squat-style sprayer to its line. The sprayer, which features a 28-400 finish, is blow-molded of PET.
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Divelbiss Corp.: IEC 1131-3 training

Divelbiss (Fredericktown, OH) now offers training courses for the IEC 1131-3 programming standard. Certified by the PLCopen organization that promulgates the standard, the three-day training program is conducted at the company's headquarters, although on-site training is also available.
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Banner Engineering Corp.: Photoelectrics guide

Banner's (Minneapolis, MN) Specifier's Guide to Photoelectrics is a resource for specifiers of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors. The colorful 20-pg guide includes photos and descriptions of 12 new photoelectric sensors, along with numerous special application sensors and sensor accessories.
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Automatic Feeder Company: Feeder

The AFLXH linear feeder from Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) is customized with either tooling that accommodates a variety of cap and small part sizes or fixed tooling for standard-sized pieces.
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VMIC: PC control software

VMIC (Huntsville, AL) has released version 2.40 of its IOWorks® PC-based control software. Enhancements include extensive support for time-tagged, sequence-of-events data.
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Pactiv: Paper pallets

Hexacomb® honeycomb pallets from Pactiv Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) can handle loads in excess of 2ꯠ lb. Priced competitively, the pallets are also generally 30 lb lighter than wood.

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