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Display case packer for pouches

The Key Display Packer from Key Automation (W. St. Paul, MN) can run up to three lanes of pouches received from a high-speed horizontal form/fill/seal machine.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Dennis F. Calamusa, president.
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Mini photoelectric sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) UZB Super-Slim photolectric sensors measure 1/8" thick with a footprint of less than 1/4 sq". They can sense objects as small as 1 mm (0.0394"), as close as 2 mm (0.0788"), making them suitable for up-close applications such as detecting semiconductors on PC boards, and tape and reel assemblies.
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Supplier news: International agreements

As a result of the European merger of the rigid film businesses of Klockner Pentaplast and Hoechst's Kalle Hartfoilen (Wiesbaden, Germany), the U.S.
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Bottle plate technology

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
Machine Product Brief
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Multibelt feeders

INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Fas-Co Coders (Chandler, AZ) will introduce the Ultra-Mark(TM) line of small-character ink-jet coders, which are designed with built-in noise, static and surge protection.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant cap and vial

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) will show its newest product line, desiccant cap and vial. A desiccant sits inside the cap of a vial to provide moisture protection.
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Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Form Plastics Co. (St. Charles, IL) has relocated to 3825 Stearn Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174; phone: 630/ 443-1400; fax: 630/443-1492.

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