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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) began production of p-s tapes at its new plant in Rogersville, TN.
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Controls Product Brief
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Hot melt detector

A new hot melt glue detector from SUNX Sensors (West Des Moines, IA) verifies the presence of hot melt adhesive on cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ packages/ sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
Materials Product Brief
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Biodegradable cushioning

New cornstarch-based, water-soluble sheets and planks from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) are designed to protect and cushion end-caps, pouches, perishable food items and fragile glassware.
Materials Product Brief
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Wraparound case packer

The WRCP 2000 Series of wraparound case packers from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) wraps flat corrugated sheets around collated products. Compared to an RSC, the amount of corrugated board can be reduced, says the manufacturer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) won the '96 Governor's New Product Award for its PK4000 pouch machine, presented by the Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers.
Controls Product Brief
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Alarm lights

Lumastrobe (Midland Park, NJ) has introduced a low-profile panel alarm light series for use with automated equipment. Single or multiple lights can be used to indicate operating status or potential problems in a line.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

MAN Roland (Westmont, IL): Ken Crookes, dir. of service, Western region.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink bundler

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) Model 55GI high-speed shrink bundler is designed exclusively for the printing and publishing industry. It wraps random-sized, strapped or unstrapped stacks of books or magazines at speeds to 55 bundles/min.
Machine Product Brief
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X-ray inspection

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) will debut its FT-50 X-Ray inspection system at Pack Expo. Designed as an alternative to the company's gamma-based system, this X-ray fill level inspector can inspect the liquid levels in metal, glass, or plastic containers at speeds to 1겨 bottles/min or 2겨 cans/min.

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