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High-speed food inspection system

PakScan(TM) from EG&G Astrophysics Inspection Systems (Oak Ridge, TN) is a high-speed food inspection system that automatically detects for foreign materials in packaged products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bagcraft Corp. of America (Northfield, IL) bought AB Specialty Holding Co. (Hialeah, FL) from Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and also acquired the Alfred J.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging analysis software

Cape Pack® '96 is a Windows(TM)-based program from CAPE Systems (Plano, TX) that offers true simplicity and realism to package design and pallet loading programs, including the generation of true-to-life graphical images.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Uniplast Industries Inc.'s (Orillia, Ontario, Canada) two Orillia plants, making Uniplast the first PE film manufacturer to be registered in North America.
Materials Product Brief
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Corporate brochure

The Combo Blister® and TransClam® Programs, as well as a variety of new product lines, are highlighted in the corporate brochure from Transparent Container (Berkeley, IL).
Materials Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal shrink wrapper

The VERSAJet LS Series is a continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL). Its custom collation modules allow product to be grouped into any configuration desired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum-feed bag printer

Model 438TBF vacuum-feed bag printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) automatically feeds and prints variable information on lid bags used in canning and bottling plant applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply system

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series Z printer/applicator. It incorporates a high-resolution thermal/ thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 12"/sec, at either 203 or 300 dpi.

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