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Proximity sensor

The WT4 is SICK Optic Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest photoelectronic proximity sensor. It measures about 1 sq" and weighs 20 g. The WT4 has a variable scanning distance of 20 to 80 mm (0.788" to 3.152") to allow sensing of any color object against any reflective background.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and Gaylord Container Corp. (Deerfield, IL) have agreed to combine their retail packaging operations to form S&G Packaging Co.
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Inverter-fed motors

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new 14-page technical handbook on the fundamentals of inverter-fed motors. Topics include how inverters affect motors, typical types of motor problems caused by inverters, suggested solutions to these and other problems, application engineering, motor selection and how to properly adjust inverter operating limits.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

MULTI-FILL Inc. (Sandy, UT) will purchase the complete line and inventory of the MPFS and MPFM volumetric pocket fillers from HEMA U.S.A. Inc. (Sandy, UT).
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Semi-automatic case sealers

Intertape Polymer Group (Danville, VA) offers uniform semi-automatic case sealers for RSCs ranging in size from 4" W x 6" L x 41/2" H to 20" W x 24" H and unlimited length.
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Case packer

The Efficia 400 from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is an automated system that delivers bagged liquids or dry goods from f/f/s machines, counts and layers the bags as they're deposited into a set-up case and then discharges the case onto a central delivery conveyor leading to the case sealer.
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Air conveyor

The Surge Controlled conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a balanced air stream delivery to direct air flow equally on both sides of the bottle.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
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Pneumatic clamp and eject system

For use in ultrasonic plastic welding, a new pneumatic clamp and eject system from Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) is custom-designed to fit specific parts.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ) has received Appleton Papers Environmental Partnership Award for recycling one million pounds of packaging material in 1995.

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