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Beacon Converters Inc. (Saddle Brook, NJ): Marty A. Richardson, West Coast sales rep.
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Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced a new line of photoelectric sensors for industrial and commercial applications. The NAiS- brand UZF-300 series of fiber-optic sensors includes a high-sensitivity model, a 1-m long-range sensing model, a green LED device and a 30 microsecond response time.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
Materials Product Brief
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Zipper bags

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers three types of PE zipper bags in sizes from 2" x 2" to 13" x 18". Economy bags are side-seal constructed with a single-track zipper.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $54.3 million capital improvement to its Brewton, AL, containerboard mill.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group (St. Louis, MO): Richard W. Graham, president; Eric Priestley, executive vp/COO.
Controls Product Brief
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

AEP Industries Inc. (South Hackensack, NJ) will acquire Borden Inc.'s (Columbus, OH) global packaging business, consisting of flexible film and rigid and plastic packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Outsert adapter

Model RPP-221-0 from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) uses a 90° adapter to apply outserts to either the top or sides of bottles, performing the tasks usually required by two machines.

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