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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
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Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
Supplier News
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.
Controls Product Brief
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Infeed control system

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group's (St. Louis, MO) Mark II Synchro- screw infeed control system was developed to control the flow of containers at the infeed of fillers, labelers and other machinery.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital laser coder

The DDC 2 is a new digital laser coder from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) designed as an upgrade to the Domino DDC. The unit is compact, lightweight and portable so that it can be used in more than one line.
Machine Product Brief
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Continuous-motion cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series CMC/SM has fewer parts than any other cartoner on the market, says manufacturer Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's designed for maintenance-free operation and easy changeover, requiring as few as ten adjustments for a three-dimensional change.

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