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Vacuum de-aerator

Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.
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Controls Product Brief
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Spanish training manuals

Two packaging machinery training manuals have been translated into Spanish by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on Packaging Machines [Controladores Logicos Programables (PLC) en Maquinas Envasadoras] and Labeling (Etiquetado).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. (Owings Mills, MD): Mark B. Kirkwood, dir. of sales, Packaging Div.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Datamax Corp. (Orlando, FL) has acquired Pricemaster PLC (Harlow, Essex, England), a producer of primary and secondary price-marking and short-run specialty p-s labels.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

The Skan-A-Matic C2000 series of high-performance, subcompact, photoelectric sensors from Clarostat (Richardson, TX) are designed for harsh-duty environments.
Machine Product Brief
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Setco Inc: HDPE containers

A new line of containers called the HDPE Packers has been introduced by SETCO (Anaheim, CA). The Packers feature a push-up design that eliminates rocker bottoms.
Controls Product Brief
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Long-neck bottles

A line of bottles for applications such as specialty oils, juices, flavorings, salad dressings and a variety of syrups and sauces is available from Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor systems

FlexLink's (Bethlehem, PA) Conveyor Systems and Automation Components Catalog describes the company's complete line of flexible plastic-chain conveyor systems and automation components.
Materials Product Brief
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Friction testing

The Lab Master® Slip and Fric-tion testing system from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) is designed to precisely determine friction characteristics for paper, film, foil and other packaging materials.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Interroll Corp. (Wilmington, NC): Martin Clark, South Central district mgr.; Dave Stirrup, Eastern district mgr.

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