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Static generation system

Designed for the temporary bonding between materials through the use of static electricity, Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) has developed the Model 992 DC static generators and Model 993 charge bars.
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Twist-tie machine

The Model XL-2 Tie-Matic from Plas-Ties is a heavy-duty twist-tie machine designed for tying products from 3/4" to 2" dia. Suited for securing wire and cable, as well as large bags, it applies up to 40 ties/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
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Self-torquing capper

A new rotary-type, continuous-motion capper from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves rates up to 100 containers/min, using six torquing stations.
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Dispensing and inspection system

MGS Machine's (Maple Grove, MN) IPP-1701 dispensing and inspection machine is designed for use with a bar code scanner for applications where inspection and verification are essential.
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Servo amplifier

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) will introduce the Servostar, a compact digital servo amplifier that can operate a wide variety of Kollmorgen brushless motor types.
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L-bar sealers

The Renwrap Div. of Rennco (Homer, MI) will be introducing its Model 1616 and 2420 L-bar sealers and Model 3618 sleeve wrapper. These systems serve all markets using shrink packaging and bundling.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Continental PET Technologies Inc. (Florence, KY) will build a $4.4 million PET stretch blow molding plant in Poinciana, FL.
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Adjusting framework

For flexographic printing applications that require raising and lowering of the printer, Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) has developed the Model VA Vertical Adjustment Framework.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Motoman, Inc. (West Carrollton, OH) and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (Kitakyushu, Japan) have jointly created an Advanced Control Systems Div. to serve North and South American factory automation markets.

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