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Vector drive brochure

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has produced a 12-page color brochure describing the DKR digital intelligent AC vector drive and a broad range of associated applications.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Independent Can Co. (Belcamp, MD) added an 80ꯠ sq', $2 million distribution center to its headquarters. Full utilization is scheduled for early 1997.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Containers Northwest Corp. changed its name to CNC Containers Corp. (Tumwater, WA), which serves as the parent company over its joint-venture interest in Containers Southwest L.L.C.
Controls Product Brief
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Catalog supplement

McKernan Packaging Clearing House (Reno, NV) now sends a monthly Packaging Clearing House Catalog supplement to preferred customers that describes new items available since the last catalog publication date.
Controls Product Brief
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Infeed control system

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group's (St. Louis, MO) Mark II Synchro- screw infeed control system was developed to control the flow of containers at the infeed of fillers, labelers and other machinery.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital laser coder

The DDC 2 is a new digital laser coder from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) designed as an upgrade to the Domino DDC. The unit is compact, lightweight and portable so that it can be used in more than one line.
Machine Product Brief
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Continuous-motion cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series CMC/SM has fewer parts than any other cartoner on the market, says manufacturer Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's designed for maintenance-free operation and easy changeover, requiring as few as ten adjustments for a three-dimensional change.

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