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Thermal-transfer label printer

Designed for industrial environments, the Zebra 105Se thermal- transfer printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints labels up to 4.5" W, making it suitable for product, pallet, parts and inventory/shelf labeling in warehouses.
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Versatile labeler

MMI Automated Systems (Savanna, IL) has introduced the LM-1000, a semi-automatic tabletop labeler that can serve as a label dispenser, tamp applicator, round-product applicator and wraparound (flag) applicator.
Materials Product Brief
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Bagging system

The new Sprint bagger from the SidePouch(TM) Div. of Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will debut at WestPack. Its unique features-including a rectangular bag opening, adjustable rails and the ability to handle multiple bags simultaneously-make it especially suitable for hard-to-package kit items.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) completed the purchase of three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
Materials Product Brief
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Header card applicator

Action Packaging Automation (Roosevelt, NJ) has introduced an automatic machine that applies header cards to packages. Said to be up to four times faster than manual methods, the Autocard system allows one operator to apply header cards to pouches at rates to 30 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Print/apply labeler

Equipped with a heavy-duty motor, the V3 print/apply labeler from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is an all-in-one system. It combines a microprocessor-controlled p-s labeling head with an in-line thermal printer.
Machine Product Brief
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
Controls Product Brief
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Shaft gear motors

New single-phase parallel shaft gear motors offer higher horsepower and torque ratings than previous versions, says manufacturer Baldor Electric (Ft.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) and Rexene Corp. (Dallas, TX) have entered into a merger agreement whereby Huntsman will acquire all outstanding shares of Rexene common stock.
Machine Product Brief
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Manual carton former

Adco's (Sanger, CA) 1HCF manual carton former is designed to allow an operator to form lock-style, top-load trays and tri-seal cartons for test market samples or for testing new carton designs.

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