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Supplier news: International agreements

Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, Ontario, Canada) will sell and service the full range of rotary p-s labeling machines manufactured by Nuova BRB (Porto Mantovano, Italy).
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Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Model I.V./700 is a new low-cost, single-line ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It employs an adjustable printhead positioned independently of the controller for top, side, and bottom printing, as well as printing while conveying along an incline.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) has acquired Rand-Whitney Packaging (Leominster, MA) and CB Displays (Rural Hall, NC) as a part of reorganizing its Specialty Graphics Group.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Tulsa, OK, container division.
Controls Product Brief
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Slot sensors

New teachable slot sensors from Balluff/Datalogic (Florence, KY) bring high sensitivity and fast response to label and edge detection, as well as reading of registration marks.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Series couplers

E-z mate Series couplers from Parker Hannifin's Quick Coupling Div. (Minneapolis, MN) use twist-sleeve action and automatic sleeve-lock to prevent accidental disconnection.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL) and Solutech, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) have formed CCL Label/Solutech-Digital, which will offer digital printing services.

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