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Line portal robot

The Linapal line portal (gantry) robot from Krones (Franklin, WI) handles loads of up to one ton at speeds to 360 cycles/hr. Applications include palletizing and depalletizing, crate/carton packing and unpacking, removal of inverted trays or layer pads, and order picking.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Blueprint Automation, Inc. (Richmond, VA) has broken ground for a new 40ꯠ sq' headquarters and manufacturing facility in Richmond, VA, scheduled to be completed January 1998.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Scandinavian Equity Partners Ltd. (Stockholm, Sweden) has acquired the majority interest in FlexLink AB (Gteborg, Sweden) from AB SKF (Gteborg, Sweden).
Controls Product Brief
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Fixed-position scanner

Model 72df is a new fixed-position laser scanner from Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA). It generates a three-line scan pattern using a single laser diode.
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Supplier news: Achievements

SC Johnson Polymer (Racine, WI) was the recipient of the 1997 American Product Excellence Award (APEX), presented by Management Roundtable (Waltham, MA), for a new pigment dispersion resin, Joncryl® HPD 671.
Materials Product Brief
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Colorant systems

M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has introduced a new line of colorant systems called ComPETe(TM). The new systems-pellets, flakes or liquid color-are designed to improve precision color for PET resins used in packaging applications and are said to provide improvement in color consistency for blow- and stretch/blow-molding processes.
Materials Product Brief
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Custom-embossed closure

The Custom Smooth-Wall Closure with a PE cone liner that can be embossed or debossed with a corporate logo is now available from O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ).
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Nimco Corp. (Crystal Lake, IL) has moved to a new 40ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility at 1000 Nimco Dr., Crystal Lake, IL 60039; phone: 815/459-4200, fax: 815/ 459-8119.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Jeffrey H. Coors, president, CEO; Patrick J. McGee, mktg. mgr., Folding Carton Div.

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