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Planetary gearheads

The DuraTrue(TM) Series of true planetary gearheads from Thomson Industries (Port Washington, NY) provides peak torque ratings of up to 7굙 in-lb, and backlash ratings as low as eight arc-minutes.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, Ontario, Canada) will sell and service the full range of rotary p-s labeling machines manufactured by Nuova BRB (Porto Mantovano, Italy).
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Model I.V./700 is a new low-cost, single-line ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It employs an adjustable printhead positioned independently of the controller for top, side, and bottom printing, as well as printing while conveying along an incline.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL): Ralph "Guy" Considine to newly created position of mgr., new product development.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc. (Boulogne, France) will sell its Lawson Mardon Reliance operation to a newly formed company, Reliance Products Ltd. Partnership (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical sachet packager

The LA-160 is a compact, low-cost vertical sachet packager from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's suited for a range of healthcare products including liquids, creams, powders, granules and tissues.
Controls Product Brief
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Stepper motor labeler

The AD-2550 stepper motor applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) replaces the clutch/brake system of the AD-2500. The 2550's compact 15" design integrates with most vertical form/fill/seal machines, horizontal overwrappers and baggers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

New Jersey Machine Inc. (Lebanon, NH) merged with Charles Lapierre Inc. (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) to form a holding company called NJM/CLI Packaging Systems Intl.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Great Lakes Corp. (Chicago, IL) has consolidated Chicago operations under one roof, adding 12귔 sq' to its headquarters. The company has also expanded its Palm Coast, FL, facility by 20ꯠ sq'.

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