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Form/fill/seal machine

The Diamant® form/fill/seal machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) can seal up to 25 bags/min with a single filling hopper. It employs the company's patented integrated dust removal system, making it suitable for dry bulk or powdered products such as cement, fertilizer or agricultural goods.
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Machine Product Brief
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Adjustable angle conveyors

The LPZ line of adjustable angle conveyors from Dorner Manufacturing (Hartland, WI) have an adjustable frame that can be set up in a variety of configurations to fit manufacturing, assembly or warehouse needs.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Sioux City, IA, container plant; Atlantis Plastics (Atlanta, GA) Linear Stretch Films Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Static generation system

Designed for the temporary bonding between materials through the use of static electricity, Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) has developed the Model 992 DC static generators and Model 993 charge bars.
Controls Product Brief
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Twist-tie machine

The Model XL-2 Tie-Matic from Plas-Ties is a heavy-duty twist-tie machine designed for tying products from 3/4" to 2" dia. Suited for securing wire and cable, as well as large bags, it applies up to 40 ties/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Piston fillers

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) AFI/Hunter line of volumetric piston filling systems are suited for food, cosmetics, drugs and chemical applications.
Materials Product Brief
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Corrugated pallet

Smurfit Pallet Systems, div. of Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO) will introduce the Payload(TM) III Pallet, a versatile, heavy-duty corrugated pallet.
Machine Product Brief
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Static-resistant conveyor links

Intrinsically Static Dissipative (ISD(TM)) links from Flexlink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) are used with conveyor systems to provide virtually static-free conveyor operation, says the company.
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Ink-jet printer

Videojet's (Wood Dale, IL) Apollo ink-jet imager prints UPC-SCS or UCC/EAN bar codes, as well as text or graphics, onto porous materials such as corrugated containers.

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