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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.
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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: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
Controls Product Brief
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New motors

Baldor Electric's (Ft. Smith, AR) AC induction servo and spindle drive motors are designed for tough, industrial, adjustable-speed applications requiring high speeds and fast response.
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

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) is now headquartered at 1801 K Street, NW, Ste. 600K, Washington, DC 20006, phone 202/974-5254; fax 202/296-7354.
Controls Product Brief
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Can seamer conversion

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced a conversion package to give Model 60L can seamers advantages associated with gear-driven lower chucks.
Controls Product Brief
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Servo drive

Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.

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