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Controls Product Brief
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Slot sensors

New teachable slot sensors from Balluff/Datalogic (Florence, KY) bring high sensitivity and fast response to label and edge detection, as well as reading of registration marks.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, Ontario, Canada) will sell and service the full range of rotary p-s labeling machines manufactured by Nuova BRB (Porto Mantovano, Italy).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Model I.V./700 is a new low-cost, single-line ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It employs an adjustable printhead positioned independently of the controller for top, side, and bottom printing, as well as printing while conveying along an incline.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL) and Solutech, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) have formed CCL Label/Solutech-Digital, which will offer digital printing services.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

ITW Auto-Sleeve (Twinsburg, OH) and Protection Decoration Conditionnement Europe (Montdidier, France) has formed a technology agreement to develop a worldwide stretch-sleeve market.
Controls Product Brief
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Planetary gearheads

The DuraTrue(TM) Series of true planetary gearheads from Thomson Industries (Port Washington, NY) provides peak torque ratings of up to 7굙 in-lb, and backlash ratings as low as eight arc-minutes.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Series couplers

E-z mate Series couplers from Parker Hannifin's Quick Coupling Div. (Minneapolis, MN) use twist-sleeve action and automatic sleeve-lock to prevent accidental disconnection.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.

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