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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) acquired the Material Handling Systems Div. and VantageWare Software Subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Materials Product Brief
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Checkweigher

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model HW-15 checkweigher is a strain gauge weighing system with a continuous conveyor that moves packages for weighing at speeds to 65 boxes/ min.
Materials Product Brief
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MAP form/fill/seal system

The Fuji-Formost Model FW-3710/BS/B is a horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA) designed to wrap products of varied shapes into modified atmosphere barrier films.
Materials Product Brief
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Pallet unwrapper

MSK Covertech (Marietta, GA) has introduced the Defotech fully automatic pallet unwrap-ping machine. Designed for applications where large quantities of shrink or stretch film must be removed from pallets on a daily basis, the Defotech can unwrap up to 60 pallets/hr and then transfer the film to a baler or conveyor.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tri-Seal Intl. Inc. (Blauvelt, NY): Richard McKenna, vp, sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Filling systems brochure

Autoprod Inc. (Clearwater, FL) has released a four-page, full-color brochure, "The new generation of Autoprod filling systems." It provides an overview and technical details on Autoprod's Gold(TM) and Gold Plus(TM) CIP/SIP technologies, filling systems and margarine fill/seal/cap systems.
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Options for heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced three options for its Model 2SM1216 and 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal Machine with Level Three Data Acquisition.
Machine Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Model 390 is a vial, syringe and ampule labeler from Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL). A stepper-driven roller conveyor with an automatic label applicator allows labeling at speeds to 80 products/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Coding system

Smart Date direct thermal traversing coding system from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) was designed to replace conventional hot stamp coders on form/fill/ seal machines, baggers and labelers.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Keller Crescent Co. (Evansville, IN) was named Eli Lilly and Co.'s (Indianapolis, IN) first fully site-certified North American supplier.

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