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Machine Product Brief
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Two-sided pallet

The Duo-Dek(TM) Pak from Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) is a molded PE pallet with an additional bottom platform designed for use on conveyor systems.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Pulp molding capabilities

Fibreform Containers (Germantown, WI) offers full-service capabilities for producing customized pulp-molded packaging products. Includes tooling and manufacturing for simple to intricate items in a variety of sizes, in short- or high-volume runs.
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
Supplier News
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Hewlett-Packard widens its packaging net

HP uses a mix of Internet and intranet technology to communicate with suppliers and distribute packaging information to HP packaging people worldwide.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change capability

Marq Packaging System's (Yakima, WA) new quick-changeover (QC) capability is controlled through a PLC so that most axes can be changed simultaneously.
Controls Product Brief
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Flat product carrier

The Series 985 compact flat product carrier from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) incorporates vacuum suction and shuttle feed platform to insure continuous, smooth delivery of flat products to the product identification system at speeds to 150 items/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
Materials Product Brief
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Laser coder

Blazerjet(TM) SP is a mid-range, economical dot matrix laser coding system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM). A fiberglass enclosure and printhead makes it suited for industrial applications where NEMA enclosures or washdowns are not required.
Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.

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