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Cross block connector

An adjustable, ergonomically designed cross block connector from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) provides machine designers and equipment operators with fast, no-tool adjustments in a variety of sanitary and portable equipment applications.
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Materials Product Brief
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Pouch transfer machine

A new pouch transfer machine from Key Automation & Design (West St. Paul, MN) permits plants to upgrade pouch or bag loading from manual to automatic.
Materials Product Brief
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Web treatment, film making

Strachan Henshaw Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL): The Accutec modular sheeter accommodates a range of material sizes, reaching speeds up to 1괌 fpm.
Machine Product Brief
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Decorating capabilities

Transparent Container (Chicago, IL) offers decorating options for transparent packages. Printing capabilities include four-color process, line art and half-tone printing.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) reached a preliminary agreement in principle for St. Laurent Paperboard Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to purchase Chesapeake's West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants and other related assets.
Controls Product Brief
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Terminal block

The UDK 4-ILA 500 terminal block from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) indicates current loop status to eliminate downtime when investigating circuit faults.
Materials Product Brief
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Liners on a roll

Custom Packaging Systems (Manistee, MI) is now offering form-fit bulk liners on a roll. Liners come in assorted sizes, gauges and barrier films. Spout length and diameter are designed to the customers' specifications with one or both spouts sealed.
Machine Product Brief
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Empty can inspector

Krones (Franklin, WI) offers an empty can inspector that detects dents, flange damage, deformations, dirt and foreign particles inside the can and tear formation on the inside coating.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

FMS Manufacturing (Visalia, CA) has changed its name to Serpa Packaging Solutions.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Spartanburg Stainless Products Inc. (Spartanburg, SC) has signed an agreement to purchase beer and small chemical keg manufacturing equipment from Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA).

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