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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA) has created a 10ꯠ sq' test facility for roll-fed label applications.
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Machine Product Brief
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
Machine Product Brief
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Multibelt feeders

INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant cap and vial

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) will show its newest product line, desiccant cap and vial. A desiccant sits inside the cap of a vial to provide moisture protection.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Dennis F. Calamusa, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Mini photoelectric sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) UZB Super-Slim photolectric sensors measure 1/8" thick with a footprint of less than 1/4 sq". They can sense objects as small as 1 mm (0.0394"), as close as 2 mm (0.0788"), making them suitable for up-close applications such as detecting semiconductors on PC boards, and tape and reel assemblies.
Controls Product Brief
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Hot melt detector

A new hot melt glue detector from SUNX Sensors (West Des Moines, IA) verifies the presence of hot melt adhesive on cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ packages/ sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
Materials Product Brief
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Biodegradable cushioning

New cornstarch-based, water-soluble sheets and planks from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) are designed to protect and cushion end-caps, pouches, perishable food items and fragile glassware.

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