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Willett America Inc., (Fort Worth, TX), will begin manufacturing its ink-jet printer line in the U.S.
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Tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced two new gummed tape dispensers. With a single stroke, the BP 333 manual tape dispenser can dispense tape measuring from 1.5" to 3" W in lengths up to 30".
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Brushless servo

The MR-C brushless servo system from Mitsubishi Electronics (Mt. Prospect, IL) was designed as an economic alternative to five-phase or microstepping drives.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) will acquire Parry Corp. in (Akron, OH).
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Wraparound labeler

CMS Gilbreth (Philadelphia, PA) has developed a new labeler with quick-change features suited for the food and beverage industries. The QuickChange(TM) 6700 labeler is an electronically timed, roll-fed labeler that reaches speeds of up to 1겨 containers/min.
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USDA-approved inks

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced six USDA-conforming inks for use in the Genesis Singleline and Twinline small-character ink-jet printers. They're acceptable for incidental contact with food products, in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the USDA.
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Shrimp container

Ivex Packaging (Lincolnshire, IL) has redesigned its small shrimp server package for more secure handling and convenience. Model 1905-9 now holds 100 small cooked shrimp, and features a domed lid and base, plus a cocktail sauce cup and snap-on lid, all made of OPS.
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Prefeeder

Model AFTTP-.5 is a tabletop prefeeder by Automatic Feeder (Schaumburg, IL) designed to eliminate overhead loading by an operator. This elevating prefeeder is designed to meter small parts into vibratory or centrifugal feeders.
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Bar code printers

The XiII(TM) Series of enhanced Performance-Line(TM) bar code label printers from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) are designed for high performance, industrial and commercial thermal-transfer printing requiring 24-hr operation.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO): Janet R. Carl, vp, environmental affairs.

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