New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Bag closing machine

Kwik Lok's (Yakima, WA) new Model 084 semi-automatic bag closing machine can close and label up to 30 bags/min in a single operation. It uses either custom-printed Kwik Lok labels or standard Striplok bag closures.
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Machine Product Brief
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Case sealer

The SK-450 modular case sealer from Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is designed for runs of uniform case sizes, ranging from a minimum of 3.9" W x 3.25" H x 4.7" L to 21" x 21" x an unlimited length.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) has been renamed GEI Mateer Burt by parent company GEI Intl. PLC.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Accumulation tables

Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA) has licensed technology from Mauser (Bruehl, Germany) to produce and sell an intermediate bulk container made from recycled PE in the U.S.
Materials Product Brief
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Bag inserter

Model Y1928 bag inserter from R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA) eliminates manual labor by inserting perforated, pre-sealed bags from rollstock into corrugated cases at speeds of 15 cases/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Combination labeler

Krones (Franklin, WI) will premiere its Multimatic combination labeler at Pack Expo. Its labeling stations operate at speeds to 1겨 containers/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Open-head plastic drum

Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.

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