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Materials Product Brief
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Bulk food containers

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers 1-lb, 500-mL, and 100-mL molds for PET containers suitable for spices and bulk foods.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sekisui TA Industries, Inc. (Garden Grove, CA) has marked its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a production facility in Rogersville, TN.
Controls Product Brief
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Air cylinder

Firestone Industrial Products' (Carmel, IN) 2M2A "Microactuator" is a pneumatic bellows-type air cylinder designed to provide smooth actuation in place of an air or hydraulic cylinder.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply system

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series Z printer/applicator. It incorporates a high-resolution thermal/ thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 12"/sec, at either 203 or 300 dpi.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has relocated its specialty packaging plant to Louisville, KY, and expanded with a W&H Stella flexographic press and additional rotogravure printing capability.
Controls Product Brief
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Mini limit switches

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) NAiS AZD miniature vertical limit switches are applicable to U.S. and CENELEC conduit sizes. The modular design of the actuator unit, head block and main block allow a variety of configurations and easy replacement.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
Machine Product Brief
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced a 550-million-lb expansion in PE production at its Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, plant.

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