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Compact PLC

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) NAiS®-brand FPO Shirt-Pocket PLC has a footprint measuring only 3.5 sq" and a volume of 8.5 cu", making it suitable for applications where limited space is an issue.
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HDPE containers

Containers suitable for tablets, powders and liquids are available from Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO). The blow-molded HDPE Eurotainer comes in five tamper-evident sizes with a 36-mm neck finish: 20 mL, 35 mL, 50 mL, 100 mL and 150 mL; and two child-resistant containers in 30- and 60-mL sizes with a 26-mm finish.
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Bag and pouch making

FMC (Green Bay, WI): M-450 winder continuously produces interleaved bags or bags on a roll, from rollstock or an in-line film extruder when combined with the company's rotary-motion bag machine.
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Label printer/applicator

The PA/4000 series fan-fold label printer/applicator system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) uses a direct-thermal printer and is designed for continuous operation.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B.A.G. Corp. (Dallas, TX) opened a manufacturing plant in Juarez, Mexico.
Controls Product Brief
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Cross block connector

An adjustable, ergonomically designed cross block connector from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) provides machine designers and equipment operators with fast, no-tool adjustments in a variety of sanitary and portable equipment applications.
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Small cartoner

DT Kalish (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) says its new Kalish/Kalix Kpm bench-top mounted cartoner is the smallest in the world. It measures 19.7" W x 19.7" L x 22.5" H (500 mm W x 500 mm L x 570 mm H), making it suitable for the cartoning of small containers.
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Stretch wrapper

Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Q-Series two-station automated stretch wrapping system can be custom-built to meet specific application needs. The two-station configuration facilitates quicker loading and wrapping, at speeds to 40 loads/hr, depending on version.
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Toploading robotic system

The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) reached a preliminary agreement in principle for St. Laurent Paperboard Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to purchase Chesapeake's West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants and other related assets.

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