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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/ absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.
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Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt supply unit

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) has introduced the Dynamelt® S Series hot melt adhesive supply unit. This "Melt-on-demand" hopper grid melts only the amount of adhesive necessary to feed the pump, keeping energy costs low and reducing char.
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Wash-down coder

The US-4500 coder from Bell-Mark Sales (Pine Brook, NJ) is suited for applications with damp or hostile environments, such as in the dairy and meat industries.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN), has merged its Specialty Packaging Plastics and Performance Plastics businesses to create Specialty Plastics.
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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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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Self-torquing capper

A new rotary-type, continuous-motion capper from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves rates up to 100 containers/min, using six torquing stations.
Machine Product Brief
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Dispensing and inspection system

MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) IPP-1701 dispensing and inspection machine is designed for use with a bar code scanner for applications where inspection and verification are essential.
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Servo amplifier

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) will introduce the Servostar, a compact digital servo amplifier that can operate a wide variety of Kollmorgen brushless motor types.

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