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Materials Product Brief
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Blister forming/cartoning

The Compacker 1200-Pacliner 3000 (CP1200-P3000) from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is designed for high-production blister packaging operations requiring no-tool changeover.
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Machine Product Brief
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Labeling software

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released Legi for Windows 2.1.1, the latest version of the company's Windows(TM)-based labeling design software package.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Septimatech Group Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) purchased the technology, tooling and assets of Joseph A. Martin, Inc.(Harrow, Ontario, Canada).
Controls Product Brief
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Foam end caps

BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced foam end caps made from the company's Neopolen®*P 1822B expanded PP beads. They employ a "living hinge," formed in-line of the same material, for a secure fit around the corners of the product.
Controls Product Brief
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Depalletizer

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) new depalletizer uses soft start/soft stop motors for increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Materials Product Brief
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Mini preform sorbents

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Skavenger(TM) Mini Preform desiccants. The mini preforms offer uniformity in size and shape, resulting in a more consistent adsorption rate and capacity, and better operation in automated feed systems than molecular sieve beads, says the company.
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
Controls Product Brief
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New motors

Baldor Electric's (Ft. Smith, AR) AC induction servo and spindle drive motors are designed for tough, industrial, adjustable-speed applications requiring high speeds and fast response.
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.

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