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Bulk bag discharger

A new bulk bag discharger from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) delivers bulk material directly into containers, filling machines or process equipment in preselected amounts.
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Materials Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal shrink wrapper

The VersaJet SS 50 Series is a side-seal continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) designed with versatility in mind.
Machine Product Brief
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Random palletizing software

Motoman (W. Carrollton, OH) introduces Visual MixPallet(TM), a Windows-based, menu-driven software program to palletize randomly presented mixed products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) has acquired Rand-Whitney Packaging (Leominster, MA) and CB Displays (Rural Hall, NC) as a part of reorganizing its Specialty Graphics Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Tulsa, OK, container division.
Controls Product Brief
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Slot sensors

New teachable slot sensors from Balluff/Datalogic (Florence, KY) bring high sensitivity and fast response to label and edge detection, as well as reading of registration marks.
Materials Product Brief
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Silica gel packs for pharmaceuticals

Engelhard (Iselin, NJ) has introduced a new line of adsorbent products designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. DryGuard® Silica Gel Gram Packs help main-tain the activity of moisture-sensitive chemicals and the potency of pharmaceuticals.
Controls Product Brief
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Mid-size PLC

The C200H Alpha is a new mid-size PLC from Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) that integrates enhanced communications and connectivity options with I/O versatility and speeds to produce a versatile and powerful programmable controller.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Advantage vf/f/s system from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) is made with stainless steel to meet USDA sanitary requirements for packaging poultry, red meat, seafood and similar products into retail or club- size packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL) and Solutech, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) have formed CCL Label/Solutech-Digital, which will offer digital printing services.

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