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Biodegradable cushioning

New cornstarch-based, water-soluble sheets and planks from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) are designed to protect and cushion end-caps, pouches, perishable food items and fragile glassware.
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Materials Product Brief
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Wraparound case packer

The WRCP 2000 Series of wraparound case packers from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) wraps flat corrugated sheets around collated products. Compared to an RSC, the amount of corrugated board can be reduced, says the manufacturer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) won the '96 Governor's New Product Award for its PK4000 pouch machine, presented by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.
Controls Product Brief
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Pressure switches

PN Series pressure switches from ifm efector (Exton, PA) provide a switch output that is programmable over the entire operating range, plus a 4-20 mA analog of the actual system pressure.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Excelsior Co. (Arlington, TX) will open a 56ꯠ sq' branch facility in Fridley, MN, in October '96. The new facility will replace its office in Minneapolis.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has begun construction of a new corporate headquarters in Miami Valley Research Park, OH, to be completed in early '97.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink bundler

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) Model 55GI high-speed shrink bundler is designed exclusively for the printing and publishing industry. It wraps random-sized, strapped or unstrapped stacks of books or magazines at speeds to 55 bundles/min.
Machine Product Brief
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X-ray inspection

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) will debut its FT-50 X-Ray inspection system at Pack Expo. Designed as an alternative to the company's gamma-based system, this X-ray fill level inspector can inspect the liquid levels in metal, glass, or plastic containers at speeds to 1겨 bottles/min or 2겨 cans/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal machine

The Diamant® form/fill/seal machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) can seal up to 25 bags/min with a single filling hopper. It employs the company's patented integrated dust removal system, making it suitable for dry bulk or powdered products such as cement, fertilizer or agricultural goods.
Machine Product Brief
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Adjustable angle conveyors

The LPZ line of adjustable angle conveyors from Dorner Manufacturing (Hartland, WI) have an adjustable frame that can be set up in a variety of configurations to fit manufacturing, assembly or warehouse needs.

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