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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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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

R.A. Jones & Co., Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Food Machinery Sales, Inc. will create and sell integrated product handling and collating, wrapping and cartoning equipment.
Controls Product Brief
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Tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced two new gummed tape dispensers. With a single stroke, the BP 333 manual tape dispenser can dispense tape measuring from 1.5" to 3" W in lengths up to 30".
Controls Product Brief
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Brushless servo

The MR-C brushless servo system from Mitsubishi Electronics (Mt. Prospect, IL) was designed as an economic alternative to five-phase or microstepping drives.
Supplier News
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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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Sleeve cartoner

Adco Manufacturing's (Sanger, CA) new 6BC-400 high-speed, horizontal sleeve cartoner allows automatic indexing and loads cartons of one-piece trayed or bagged products at a maximum speed of 400 cartons/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Case packer for stand-up pouches

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will debut the Technistar TS Series of case packers. The TS Series is the only case packer, says the company, for stand-up pouch packagers with the flexibility of handling a range of packaging configurations and pouch sizes.
Controls Product Brief
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Tray packaging machines

Ross Industries' (Midland, VA) new Inpack Junior preformed tray packaging machine is a high-speed unit with programmable controller, digital function timers, and options for modified atmosphere or seal-only packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital servo motors

The MKD line of digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) are IP65 rated, making them suitable for harsh environments. Five frame sizes are available, offering peak motor power up to 12 kW, with peak torques ranging from 4 to 104 Nm (35 to 900 lb") and speeds to 9ꯠ rpm.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Wisconsin Label Group's (Algoma,WI) newly created Interleave Systems (Heath, OH) subsidiary will sell labeling and packaging equipment to the printing industry.

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