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Auger filler

The All-Fill (Exton, PA) Model SV-400 auger filler provides accurate, repeatable filling of powders, granulates and liquids. It uses The Cerebus III control system, a brushless, direct-drive servo motor with motion control electronics to control the auger for precise filling.
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Materials Product Brief
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Corona-treated film test

The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The DSP 2 waterproof metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) works in washdown environments. Is designed to detect metal in conductive foods such as meat, bread and cheese.
Materials Product Brief
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Self-adhesive temperature labels

Telatemp's (Fullerton, CA) Temp Labels document the quality of temperature-sensitive products, materials or equipment during shipment or storage.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Doyen Medipharm, Inc. (Morris Plains, NJ): Jim O'Brien, vp, sales & mktg.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Smurfit Pallet Systems, a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO), has granted a manufacturing license for Payload(TM) corrugated pallets to Japan-based Ohmura Paper Co., through Japan-based corrugated container manufacturer Nissho Iwai Corp.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.
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Wraparound printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2140 wraparound print/apply labeling system from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is a high-speed wraparound label applicator.

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