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Guide rail clamps

AMBEC's (Owing Mills, MD) Quick Clamps facilitate changing guide rail spacing without hand tools. Operators simply pull up the handle, set the clamp to a new position and press down to lock it in place.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Milltronics (Arlington, TX): Jack Evans, national sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Cryovac (Duncan, SC): Len Byrne, president; William Sturgis, executive vp; Fred Lempereur, executive vp; Al Weinberg, vp, global R&D.
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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Noncontact sensors

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced level-control, analog-output sensors. Superprox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and Model SM556A (connector style) are noncontact sensors with a sensing range from 2" to 79".
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, general mgr. of the Bartelt Sarasota, FL, facility.

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