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Proximity sensors

A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) acquired Tape, Inc., a water-activated and p-s tape producer.
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Thru-beam laser sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) UZL-110 thru-beam laser sensor has been designed to meet IEC approval, Class 1 requirements. It provides a 15-mm (0.591") sensing width capable of detecting an opaque object as small as 0.1 mm (0.0394") over an area 15 to 500 mm (0.591" to 19.7") wide.
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Autoclavable/ETO bags

Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
Materials Product Brief
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Containers Northwest Corp. (Tumwater, WA) is building a 164ꯠ sq' facility to be called CNC Containers Corp. (Montebello, CA).
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence detectors

Balluff (Florence, KY) luminescence detectors read ultraviolet markings invisible to the naked eye. This eliminates the need for visible marks on products.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The Jet-A-Mark® DOD-5000 drop-on-demand ink-jet printer from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments.

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