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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

FMS Manufacturing (Visalia, CA) has changed its name to Serpa Packaging Solutions.
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Machine Product Brief
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Improved palletizer

Currie Machinery (Santa Clara, CA) now offers a rotating power roller bed feature for the company's Model LSP-8 and HSP-6 palletizers. This feature allows pallets or loads to be properly oriented for maximum load stability and palletizing speeds before palletizing begins.
Controls Product Brief
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Dome-covered bowl

Fruit salads, mixed greens and cookies are just some food items suitable for IVEX Packaging's (Lincolnshire, IL) dome-covered bowl. The OPS containers are available in either clear or black with pull tabs located on the dome.
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Metal detector

The features and benefits of the MetalScout IIe metal detector are described in a new full-color brochure from Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN). The MetalScout IIe is a microprocessor-based instrument designed for use in the food processing, food packaging and pharmaceutical industries.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Western Atlas (Beverly Hills, CA) acquired United Barcode Industries (Stockholm, Sweden) and will integrate UBI with its Intermec Div.
Materials Product Brief
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HDPE containers

Containers suitable for tablets, powders and liquids are available from Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO). The blow-molded HDPE Eurotainer comes in five tamper-evident sizes with a 36-mm neck finish: 20 mL, 35 mL, 50 mL, 100 mL and 150 mL; and two child-resistant containers in 30- and 60-mL sizes with a 26-mm finish.
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Bag and pouch making

FMC (Green Bay, WI): M-450 winder continuously produces interleaved bags or bags on a roll, from rollstock or an in-line film extruder when combined with the company's rotary-motion bag machine.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The PA/4000 series fan-fold label printer/applicator system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) uses a direct-thermal printer and is designed for continuous operation.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Multivac, Inc. (Kansas City, MO): Don Smith, exec. vp, gen. mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Small cartoner

DT Kalish (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) says its new Kalish/Kalix Kpm bench-top mounted cartoner is the smallest in the world. It measures 19.7" W x 19.7" L x 22.5" H (500 mm W x 500 mm L x 570 mm H), making it suitable for the cartoning of small containers.

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