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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) will acquire Parry Corp. in (Akron, OH).
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweighing system

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will introduce the new Smartweigh checkweighing system. It's economically priced for low- and mid-speed checkweighing.
Materials Product Brief
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Bliss former

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) will show the Model PF106-HLV H-Bliss former. It has a new automatic stack transfer feed system, which offers up to 500 blanks of additional material capacity, and a new Moen high capacity adhesive hopper feeder, offering an additional 200 lb of adhesive capability.
Machine Product Brief
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Robotic cell

IASE (Branchburg, NJ) will introduce the new MPT400 robotic cell. It loads trays, cartons, cases or wrapper infeeds at speeds up to 500 pieces/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal system

The SVK 3600 L from Robert Bosch (S. Plainfield, NJ) is a form/fill/seal machine designed for powdered, free-flowing and particulate products. It produces large stand-up and gusseted bags, measuring from 80 mm x 100 mm (3" x 4") to 380 mm x 530 mm (15" x 21") at a rate of 120 bags/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett America Inc., (Fort Worth, TX), will begin manufacturing its ink-jet printer line in the U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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Static generation system

Designed for the temporary bonding between materials through the use of static electricity, Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) has developed the Model 992 DC static generators and Model 993 charge bars.
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Twist-tie machine

The Model XL-2 Tie-Matic from Plas-Ties is a heavy-duty twist-tie machine designed for tying products from 3/4" to 2" dia. Suited for securing wire and cable, as well as large bags, it applies up to 40 ties/min.

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