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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Batts Graphics (Zeeland, MI) has teamed up with America's Leading Edge Systems, Inc. (Kalamazoo, MI) to provide their clients with engineered solutions for automated application of labels.
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Worm gear catalog

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) is offering a free catalog on its line of worm gear speed reducers. The 114-page catalog features information on a broad line of stock and custom gear reducers.
Machine Product Brief
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pinnacle Automation, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has formed an integrated business group called Alvey Systems Group, consisting of Alvey, Inc. (St.
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.
Materials Product Brief
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Lightweight stretch film

Litegard stretch film from Presto Products Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), has been introduced in a 40-ga variety for wrapping palletized PE bottles and similar lightweight loads.
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Stretch wrapper

The Ultramatic automatic stretch wrapping system from Weldotron (Piscataway, NJ) is designed for stretch wrapping food in trays at supermarkets and warehouse stores.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding AG (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed to acquire Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ) for more than $400 million.

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