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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Assn. (Washington, DC): Gary S. Balkema of Bayer Corp., chairman-elect.
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Case-ready packaging options

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed a brochure outlining an innovative range of case-ready packaging options to help packagers offer a greater variety of pre-packaged, premium-quality foods.
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Vertical f/f/s with auger filler

Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) will show its new Phaser(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine with auger filler. Its open, low-profile design allows easy access to bagger functions.
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RF welder

Thermex-Thermatron (Bay Shore, NY) has developed a radio frequency welder that uses a combination of PLC control and specific algorithms to allow preprogramming of up to eight settings.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Ball-Foster Glass Container Co. (Muncie, IN) intends to purchase the assets of Anchor Glass Container Corp., (Tampa, FL), which has recently filed for bankruptcy.
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Photoelectric sensor

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.27-2 series of photoelectric sensors offer a long sensing range and protection against crosstalk interference, making them suitable for many industrial applications.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired Deerfield Plastics Co., Inc. (South Deerfield, MA), a producer of PE films.
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
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