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Baldor Electric Company: Energy efficient motors

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has introduced energy-efficient motors that comply with the Energy Policy Act (EPAct). Standard-E(TM) motors are said to run cooler and last longer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Anderson Packaging (Rockford, IL): Ed Hancock, president, Pharmaceutical Div.; Tom Baca, president, Oral Care and Household Products Div.
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Key Technology: Key Technology: Vibratory conveyors

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) will show its expanded line of Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyors at the show. An improved pivot gate design and new PC-based modular conveyor systems provide easy integration with CPU control systems.
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Sanitary conveyor

Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) has introduced a sanitary conveyor support system with a solid-back, cavity-free stainless steel guiderail design. It uses an integral Nolu-D UHMW wear-strip to create a USDA/FDA-approved sanitary conveyor support system for food and pharmaceutical packaging.
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Montebello Packaging: Laminate tubes

With a side seam approximately six mm (0.2364") wide, the M-Laminate® line of plastic laminate tubes from Montebello Packaging (Downers Grove, IL) is designed to maximize available graphics space.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Matthews Intl. Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA): Robert J. Schwartz, president, Marking Products Div., North America.
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Auto-Mate Technologies: Induction cap sealer

Auto-Mate Technologies (Riverhead, NY) has introduced Model AM-20 induction foil cap sealer. It eliminates water cooling to save power. Measuring only 29" W, the portable sealer is the smallest 2 Kw induction foil sealer in the industry, says the manufacturer.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

W.R. Grace Co. (Boca Raton, FL) has entered an agreement to combine its packaging business with Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ), forming a new company, retaining the Sealed Air name and headquarters.
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Bag filler

Model CSU 840 Packager from Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) fills products such as pet food, dry chemicals, pesticides, lawn products, and cat litter into premade stand-up pouches at rates to 40/min.

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