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Machine Product Brief
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. acquired Adeptech.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Brown Machine Div. of John Brown Plastics Machinery (Beaverton, MI): Gary C. Armstrong, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Photo Chemical Unit of the Eastman Kodak Co. has awarded their Supplier Quality Award to Fowler Products Co. (Athens, GA).
Machine Product Brief
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Coextruded PET/RPET sheet

Wellman Inc.'s (Ripon, WI) Extrusion Division introduces a coextruded polyester rollstock using 100% post-consumer recycled PET sandwiched between two layers of virgin PET.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) announced a major expansion of its facilities in Grand Prairie, TX.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Intralox Inc. (Harahan, LA): Loren Engstrom, district sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.

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