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Photoelectric sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced a new line of photoelectric sensors for industrial and commercial applications. The NAiS- brand UZF-300 series of fiber-optic sensors includes a high-sensitivity model, a 1-m long-range sensing model, a green LED device and a 30 microsecond response time.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Plastofilm Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) opened European corporate offices in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
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Vacuum pumps

PIAB (Hingham, MA) released a new brochure highlighting the company's line of vacuum pumps. PIAB vacuum systems are designed to perform most packaging procedures, including erecting, loading, opening, inserting, labeling, palletizing, forming and vacuum conveying.
Materials Product Brief
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Film resins for food

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) announced that its new modified PP film resins have been approved for use in direct contact with fatty food. Previously known as HP3, OPPERA® resins are for use in oriented, cast and shrink film monolayer and multilayer constructions.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $54.3 million capital improvement to its Brewton, AL, containerboard mill.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group (St. Louis, MO): Richard W. Graham, president; Eric Priestley, executive vp/COO.
Controls Product Brief
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Dale H. Spiess, group vp, polyolefins and specialty polymers; Bruce E. Jakusik, regional sales mgr., PE; Russell W.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer

Sato America (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the CL-412, a high-resolution, competitively priced thermal-transfer bar code printer. It employs a replaceable plug-in interface module, which allows users to change interface types without having to upgrade the printer.
Machine Product Brief
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Shipper for cheese

An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.

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