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Motoman Robotics: Six-axis robot

Motoman's (West Carrollton, OH) lightweight, low-cost SV3 robot can be used for small-parts handling and packaging applications. The articulated six-axis robot features a 3-kg (6.6-lb) payload capacity, a reach of 677 mm (26.6") and a repeatability rate of ±0.03 mm (±0.001").
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Data matrix reader

The Quadrus(TM) 2D code reader from Microscan Systems (Renton, WA) reads 2D bar-code symbologies at rates to 300 labels/min on most media types. Suitable for tracking and verification in automated packaging systems, it can be mounted on conveyor lines or included as a component within equipment.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Key Technology, Inc. (Walla Walla, WA): Randy Unterseher, product mktg. mgr., specialized conveying systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Grafco PET Packaging Technologies (Hanover, MD) has received the National Employer Leadership Council's 1998 School-to-Work Award.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
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Autoprod Inc: Multi-product filling system

Autoprod's (Clearwater, FL) Fast-Pack DK Filling system has been redesigned to offer greater flexibility, faster production and lower costs. New nozzle designs enable the system to handle multiple products-margarine, butter, half-fat spreads-of varying viscosities.
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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Case sealer

The Easy-Taper Model BB-2SS is a stainless-steel case sealer from EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY). It's designed for use in wet areas where washdown may be required.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Blackstone Group's (New York, NY) private equity fund, Blackstone Capital Partners III, has signed an agreement to invest in Graham Packaging Co.
Controls Product Brief
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TAKK Industries Inc: Static eliminator bar

Takk Industries' (Cincinnati, OH) Model 90 Static Eliminator Bar provides heavy-duty, ultra-high positive and negative ion output for maximum performance.
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Supplier news: Achievements

GretagMacbeth (New Windsor, NY) has donated equipment such as color-formulation software and spectrophotometer to Terra Community College in Fremont, OH.

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