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Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer imprinter

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will introduce its new in-line thermal transfer printer. The AutoLabel(TM) Precision(TM) offers a built-in electronics registration system that pinpoints the printing area for improved registration.
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Materials Product Brief
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Vacuum de-aerator

Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.
Controls Product Brief
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Spanish training manuals

Two packaging machinery training manuals have been translated into Spanish by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on Packaging Machines [Controladores Logicos Programables (PLC) en Maquinas Envasadoras] and Labeling (Etiquetado).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Nimco Corp. (Crystal Lake, IL) has moved to a new 40ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility at 1000 Nimco Dr., Crystal Lake, IL 60039; phone: 815/459-4200, fax: 815/ 459-8119.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Jeffrey H. Coors, president, CEO; Patrick J. McGee, mktg. mgr., Folding Carton Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Shuttle press

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will be exhibiting the Callanan RF 8KW 20" x 30" front-to-back shuttle press. Capable of four cycles/min, it features 10-step RF power output controls for each cycle and adjustable digital timers to set welding parameters.
Machine Product Brief
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Setco Inc: HDPE containers

A new line of containers called the HDPE Packers has been introduced by SETCO (Anaheim, CA). The Packers feature a push-up design that eliminates rocker bottoms.
Controls Product Brief
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Long-neck bottles

A line of bottles for applications such as specialty oils, juices, flavorings, salad dressings and a variety of syrups and sauces is available from Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor systems

FlexLink's (Bethlehem, PA) Conveyor Systems and Automation Components Catalog describes the company's complete line of flexible plastic-chain conveyor systems and automation components.
Materials Product Brief
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Friction testing

The Lab Master® Slip and Fric-tion testing system from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) is designed to precisely determine friction characteristics for paper, film, foil and other packaging materials.

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