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Web-fed inserter

Azco's (Elmwood Park, NJ) new web-fed inserter automatically feeds inserts from a preprinted web, detects the registration mark, and dispenses the insert.
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Heatseal controller

TOSS Machine Components (Nazareth, PA) has introduced the RES-242 Heatseal Temperature Controller. It uses programming and jaw cycle timers for the precise control of the entire heatseal process.
Machine Product Brief
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Laser markers

Lumonics Corp. (Oxnard, CA) has introduced a new full-color, 6-page brochure that profiles the CO2 laser-equipped LaserMark® systems for on-line laser coding applications in the packaging and beverage industries.
Materials Product Brief
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Pallet wrapper/shrink line

The KL pallet wrapper/shrink line from Kurt Lachenmeier (Unna, Germany) can wrap up to 300 pallet loads/hr. Loads are passed though a "curtain" of flat film, then vertical sealing beams move together behind the load to produce a tight sleeve.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ): Nicholas R. Pacak, national mktg. mgr., automotive.
Controls Product Brief
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Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has acquired Augusta Bag Co. (Evans, GA).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired Superior B.V. (Beusichem, The Netherlands), a manufacturer of conveying equipment.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweighing system

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will introduce the new Smartweigh checkweighing system. It's economically priced for low- and mid-speed checkweighing.
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Bliss former

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) will show the Model PF106-HLV H-Bliss former. It has a new automatic stack transfer feed system, which offers up to 500 blanks of additional material capacity, and a new Moen high capacity adhesive hopper feeder, offering an additional 200 lb of adhesive capability.

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