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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schwerdtel Corp. has opened a new 4ꯠ-sq' facility located at 230 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ, 07444, phone: 201/616-1700; fax: 201/616-5363.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Smurfit Pallet Systems, a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO), has granted a manufacturing license for Payload(TM) corrugated pallets to Japan-based Ohmura Paper Co., through Japan-based corrugated container manufacturer Nissho Iwai Corp.
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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.
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Wraparound printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2140 wraparound print/apply labeling system from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is a high-speed wraparound label applicator.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has granted Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) sole rights to produce the new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's new horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
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Flowrapper

Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera® 3000 horizontal flowrapper uses three individually controlled servo motors for infeed, rollers and jaws. Reaches speeds to 150 products/min using a single-head; multiple-head systems are also available.
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.

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