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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

ABB Flexible Automation Inc. (New Berlin, WI) formed a new division, Packaging Automation, which will focus on picking, packing and palletizing robotic system solutions for the food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical industries.
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Controls Product Brief
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Kollmorgen: Motion control chip

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) has introduced a new motion control chip designed to simplify the motion controller. The PCD-4500 combines control and translator functions into one 44 QFD package, and operates as a satellite microprocessor to simplify motion design.
Machine Product Brief
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Label Printers: Label Printers: Marking products

The 1997 Industrial Marking Products Catalog is now available from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). The catalog offers traditional hand-marking products, label printers, labels and ribbons, and advanced/ automated systems such as on-line printer/ applicators and bar-code ink-jet systems.
Materials Product Brief
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National Starch & Chemical: Water-resistant resin

Ultra-Guard(TM) from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) is a water-resistant resin for corrugated board that is said to be compatible with all starches and does not shock the adhesive system upon addition or use.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Edson Packaging Machinery Ltd. (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada); Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Henry J. Landis, 91, founder of injection molding company Landis Plastics (Chicago Ridge, IL), died August 5.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Proximity switch

The new quadronorm plus(TM) proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) are two-wire DC devices that can provide four different output functions, depending on how they are wired: open or closed positive switching, or open or closed negative switching.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Datamax (Orlando, FL) and StrandWare (Eau Claire, WI) announced a strategic alliance to offer a labeling solutions package for entry-level bar-code technology users.
Materials Product Brief
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Top-Seal Corporation: Stock PP closures

A line of stock 24/410 and 28/410 PP closures is available from Top-Seal Corp. (Phoenix, AZ). A smooth-skirt/smooth-top version and a ribbed-skirt/matte-top configuration is possible with both closures.
Materials Product Brief
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ITW Dynatec: Hot melt supply unit

The Dynamini(TM) compact hot melt adhesive supply unit from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses Melt-on-Demand technology to reduce charring and smoking of adhesive.

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