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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Robert Zajac, gen. mgr. of subsidiary Mountaingate Eng., Inc. (Campbell, CA).
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: International agreements

Unifill Intl. AG and Unifill Intl. Holding AG (Krauzlingen, Switzerland) were acquired by Elopak a.s. (Lier, Norway).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Grace Packaging (Boca Raton, FL) is restructuring from a regional management focus to a global organization, which includes moving its headquarters to its Cryovac facilities at P.O.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Metal detector

A new second-generation variable frequency metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) can be used to inspect fresh or frozen products with either metallized or non-metallized films on the same production line.

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