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L-bar sealers

Rennco (Homer, MI) has introduced two L-bar sealers that use constant-heat sealing bars, eliminating maintenance associated with seal wires and Teflon seal pads.
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Materials Product Brief
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Materials handling video

FlexLink Systems Co. (Bethlehem, PA) has released a 40-min video for materials handling professionals that addresses design and production questions.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Miami, FL, container plant.
Controls Product Brief
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Laser marking system

Lumonics' (Oxnard, CA) latest generation of the Xymark(TM) Series of low-cost laser marking systems can code up to four lines of text on moving products.
Machine Product Brief
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Honeycomb can

A new steel can with a honeycomb wall structure has been introduced by Schmalbach-Lubeca (Ratingen, Germany). This structure allows substantial material savings, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Case packer brochure

Focke & Co., Inc. (Greensboro, NC) has released a six-page, full-color brochure detailing its 486 case packer. A key advantage of the 486 case packer is its fast, no-tool changeover with positive start-up.
Machine Product Brief
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Empty bottle inspector

The Omnivision D-1200 is an all-surface empty bottle inspector from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA). Its dual-line inspection capabilities minimize downtime, bringing production speeds up to 1군 bottles/min, and eliminate the need to run two separate systems in tandem.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pactiv Inc. plans to move its headquarters from Evanston, IL, to Lake Forest, IL, by March 1998.
Materials Product Brief
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Water-based ink

Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has added a quick-drying water-based ink formulation to its line of pre-inked disposable cartridges. This environmentally safe ink can be used for date coding, pricing or imprinting on most nonabsorbent substrates, including films and foils.
Materials Product Brief
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High-speed palletizer

Western Atlas' (Hebron, KY) von Gal Z-5 OmniWrap(TM) high-speed palletizer has a 360° monorail-type stretch wrapper built into the hoist area.

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