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Pallet unwrapper

MSK Covertech (Marietta, GA) has introduced the Defotech fully automatic pallet unwrap-ping machine. Designed for applications where large quantities of shrink or stretch film must be removed from pallets on a daily basis, the Defotech can unwrap up to 60 pallets/hr and then transfer the film to a baler or conveyor.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hueck Foils L.L.C. (Manasquan, NJ) began constructing its first North American plant, a 50ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility near Columbia, SC.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) received the Supplier of the Year award from E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., Winona, Ontario, Canada.
Controls Product Brief
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Options for heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced three options for its Model 2SM1216 and 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal Machine with Level Three Data Acquisition.
Machine Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Model 390 is a vial, syringe and ampule labeler from Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL). A stepper-driven roller conveyor with an automatic label applicator allows labeling at speeds to 80 products/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Coding system

Smart Date direct thermal traversing coding system from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) was designed to replace conventional hot stamp coders on form/fill/ seal machines, baggers and labelers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Gebo Industries (Strasbourg, France) acquired the assets of Aidlin Automation Corp. (Sarasota, FL).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will invest $500 million in its ethylene copolymers business, resulting in a 25% expansion in manufacturing capabilities.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging controller for PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT) has introduced a packaging controller for Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) SLC 500 programmable logic controllers.
Materials Product Brief
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Films for form/fill/seal

Cryovac® FS 7000 Series is a new family of high-performance, multi-layer coextruded barrier films from Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) designed for vertical form/ fill/seal applications where extended shelf life is necessary.

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