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Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Northern Corp. (Appleton, WI): John R. Davis, exec. vp.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

UBS Capital B.V. (London, England) has acquired Tetra Laval Convenience Food (Bakel, The Netherlands) and its medical packaging division, TLF Medical Packaging (Avon, MA).
Controls Product Brief
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Product settler

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) has introduced a product settler/forward transfer table that uses vibration to settle boxed products below the score line of the box before flaps are folded and sealed.
Machine Product Brief
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Fin-seal wrapper

The Superflow® PC is a new electronic fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) that uses an industrial PC for faster output, increased memory and greater capabilities over PLCs, says Ilapak.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL) increased the size of its existing production facilities by more than 70% with the acquisition of a new building.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has reached an agreement in principle to sell its three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
Controls Product Brief
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Servo drive

Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.

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