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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
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Controls Product Brief

Stretch wrapper for pallet loads

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
Supplier News

Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has teamed up with Biederman Enterprises Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to provide plastic grease cartridges to the North American market.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has acquired a nonexclusive license from Dataproducts Corp. (Simi Valley, CA) for patented solid ink-jet printing technology in certain licensed industrial marking fields.
Materials Product Brief

Handling and wrapping system

A new material handling and wrapping system from Kaufman Engineered Systems (Waterville, OH) can accommodate unitized loads of long flat objects measuring 8' to 15' L and 2" x 48" H, at speeds to 30 loads/hr.
Controls Product Brief

Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
Machine Product Brief

Carrier applicator

The Triton CS500 auto case setter from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is a fully automatic machine that applies Triton(TM) paperboard ring carriers to four-and six-packs of bottles at speeds to 500 bottles/min.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) plans a 70-million lb/yr expansion for its Freeport, TX, nylon 6 engineering resin plant.
Controls Product Brief

Widemouth bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.



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