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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL): Brad Weber, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Diagnostic service

Tri-Link is a new diagnostic service from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) that ties Triangle's PC-based Selectech 32 touchscreen equipment controls via modem to engineers at the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): Gerry Makovec, regional sales mgr., Latin America; Adina Nagy, regional sales mgr., Midwest and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
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Bundled data exchange

PLCDirect has bundled its DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Server with Intouch(TM) Lite software by Wonderware® to provide users with an object-oriented man/machine interface suitable for use on most PLC systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch filling and sealing

The Hensen BF 350/DU high-speed pouch filling and sealing machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) is designed to handle most types of stand-up pouches, including those with spouts or handles, as well as pillow or block-bottom bags.

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