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Controls Product Brief
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Depalletizer

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) new depalletizer uses soft start/soft stop motors for increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
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Materials Product Brief
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Mini preform sorbents

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Skavenger(TM) Mini Preform desiccants. The mini preforms offer uniformity in size and shape, resulting in a more consistent adsorption rate and capacity, and better operation in automated feed systems than molecular sieve beads, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. (Telford, PA): Jack Cochran, vp, business development and support.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

A. David Harbourne, president of Fusion UV Systems, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD), has been elected president of RadTech Intl. North America (Northbrook, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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TE neck/body bander

The Kalish Bandstar from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a versatile TE neck/body bander. It uses a positive band feed and placement system that feeds an uncut band directly on to each container, then cuts the band to its precise length in a single, continuous motion.
Machine Product Brief
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Fin-seal wrapper

The Superflow® PC is a new electronic fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) that uses an industrial PC for faster output, increased memory and greater capabilities over PLCs, says Ilapak.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) purchased Texaco's (White Plains, NY) propylene oxide/methyl tertiary butyl ether (PO/MTBE) business in Port Neches, TX.

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