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Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.
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Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum-feed bag printer

Model 438TBF vacuum-feed bag printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) automatically feeds and prints variable information on lid bags used in canning and bottling plant applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.

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