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Materials Product Brief
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Pallet unwrapper

MSK Covertech (Marietta, GA) has introduced the Defotech fully automatic pallet unwrap-ping machine. Designed for applications where large quantities of shrink or stretch film must be removed from pallets on a daily basis, the Defotech can unwrap up to 60 pallets/hr and then transfer the film to a baler or conveyor.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mateer-Burt Co., Inc. (Wayne, PA) has changed its name to GEI Mateer-Burt, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Dimension Industries, Inc. (Maple Grove, MN): David M. Stearns, vp, sales and mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Options for heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced three options for its Model 2SM1216 and 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal Machine with Level Three Data Acquisition.
Machine Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical labeler

Model 390 is a vial, syringe and ampule labeler from Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL). A stepper-driven roller conveyor with an automatic label applicator allows labeling at speeds to 80 products/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Coding system

Smart Date direct thermal traversing coding system from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) was designed to replace conventional hot stamp coders on form/fill/ seal machines, baggers and labelers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Jerome M. Smith, vp, general mgr., Packaging and Industrial Polymers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has been purchased by Impaxx (Barrington Hills, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging controller for PLCs

Advanced Micro Controls (Terryville, CT) has introduced a packaging controller for Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) SLC 500 programmable logic controllers.
Materials Product Brief
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Films for form/fill/seal

Cryovac® FS 7000 Series is a new family of high-performance, multi-layer coextruded barrier films from Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) designed for vertical form/ fill/seal applications where extended shelf life is necessary.

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