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Depalletizer

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) new depalletizer uses soft start/soft stop motors for increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
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Materials Product Brief
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Mini preform sorbents

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Skavenger(TM) Mini Preform desiccants. The mini preforms offer uniformity in size and shape, resulting in a more consistent adsorption rate and capacity, and better operation in automated feed systems than molecular sieve beads, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Callanan Co. (Elk Grove Village, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Ultrasonic sensor

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Q30, a low-cost ultrasonic sensor. It was designed with a single high-performance transducer that is used as both the emitter and receiver.
Machine Product Brief
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Fin-seal wrapper

The Superflow® PC is a new electronic fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) that uses an industrial PC for faster output, increased memory and greater capabilities over PLCs, says Ilapak.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Engraph (Atlanta, GA) is expanding its packaging options with web carton printing.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Greg Schuelke, exec. vp.

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