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Band sealer

The 55BV5CER all-purpose band sealer from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) has been updated to offer improvements in maintenance, conveying and safety.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Aromat Corp. (New Providence, NJ) will begin production of relays at its new Mexicali, Mexico plant.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD): Terry K. Holinsky, president.
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Hot melt detector

A new hot melt glue detector from SUNX Sensors (West Des Moines, IA) verifies the presence of hot melt adhesive on cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ packages/ sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
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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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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.
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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.
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Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has acquired Augusta Bag Co. (Evans, GA).

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