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Proximity sensor

The WT4 is SICK Optic Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest photoelectronic proximity sensor. It measures about 1 sq" and weighs 20 g. The WT4 has a variable scanning distance of 20 to 80 mm (0.788" to 3.152") to allow sensing of any color object against any reflective background.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Miami, FL, container plant.
Controls Product Brief
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Laser marking system

Lumonics' (Oxnard, CA) latest generation of the Xymark(TM) Series of low-cost laser marking systems can code up to four lines of text on moving products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

MULTI-FILL Inc. (Sandy, UT) will purchase the complete line and inventory of the MPFS and MPFM volumetric pocket fillers from HEMA U.S.A. Inc. (Sandy, UT).
Machine Product Brief
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Semi-automatic case sealers

Intertape Polymer Group (Danville, VA) offers uniform semi-automatic case sealers for RSCs ranging in size from 4" W x 6" L x 41/2" H to 20" W x 24" H and unlimited length.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer

The Efficia 400 from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is an automated system that delivers bagged liquids or dry goods from f/f/s machines, counts and layers the bags as they're deposited into a set-up case and then discharges the case onto a central delivery conveyor leading to the case sealer.
Machine Product Brief
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Air conveyor

The Surge Controlled conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a balanced air stream delivery to direct air flow equally on both sides of the bottle.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Evanston, IL, to Lake Forest, IL, by March 1998.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ) has received Appleton Papers Environmental Partnership Award for recycling one million pounds of packaging material in 1995.
Machine Product Brief
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F/f/s for screw-cap bags

General Packaging Equipment's (Houston, TX) line of automatic liquid vertical form/fill/seal machines can now produce bags with screw caps. Bags must be made of a heat-sealable material, and can be as large as 14" x 22".

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