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Machine Product Brief
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Electronic weigh fillers

The Ultra-Fil is a new net weigh filler from Horix (McKees Rocks, PA). Fully electronic, it integrates into most packaging line controls, employing a centralized operator panel for easy access to machine controls.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) has been named the exclusive Canadian sales agent for SIG Packaging Technology North America Inc.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Stork Bepak B.V., Stork Biviator B.V., and Stork Conveyor Systems B.V. have merged to form Stork BP&L B.V. (Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands)
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink packager

Rennco's (Homer, MI) Model 101 shrink packager is a programmable vertical form/fill/ seal packager that runs polyolefin and PVC films. Speeds are determined by products and material specs.
Machine Product Brief
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Center cartoner

The Legacy® small center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) employs the Acc-U-Just(TM) system for quick changeovers in 20 minutes. An operator simply dials new settings into a digital handwheel/counter and adjusts the bucket length and carton transport.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has agreed to purchase the Merced, CA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, steel drum manufacturing facilities of Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.
Materials Product Brief
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Printing station

Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced a free-standing printing station equipped with an enclosed doctor blade ink system, which allows for high-quality printing at speeds to 1겨'/min on paper, film or foil .
Controls Product Brief
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Software for motion control

VisualMotion(TM) 5.0 from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) provides a Windows(TM)-based user interface for point-and-click programming, operation and management of Indramat CLC multiaxis coordinated motion controls and digital drives.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).

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