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Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Model I.V./700 is a new low-cost, single-line ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO). It employs an adjustable printhead positioned independently of the controller for top, side, and bottom printing, as well as printing while conveying along an incline.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI): Brian J. Smith, sales mgr., Shipping Container Div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH): Douglas J. Watson, dir., strategic alliances.
Controls Product Brief
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Booklet labels counter shoplifting

Promo Edge (Neenah, WI) now offers its traditional Booklet/Plus(TM) product line with Sensormatic Electronics' (Boca Raton, FL) Ultra-Max® acousto-magnetic technology, designed to thwart shoplifting.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Series couplers

E-z mate Series couplers from Parker Hannifin's Quick Coupling Div. (Minneapolis, MN) use twist-sleeve action and automatic sleeve-lock to prevent accidental disconnection.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Tuscarora Inc. (New Brighton, PA) acquired EPS (Moulders) Ltd. (Livingston, Scotland), a manufacturer of custom molded EPS. Tuscarora has also announced an agreement with BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) to conduct a joint feasibility study into the development of the EPS molding business in Brazil.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

North American Packaging Corp. (NAMPAC) (Atlanta, GA) has changed its name to Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc. to reflect the name of its affiliated company in Melbourne, Australia.
Controls Product Brief
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Brushless servomotors

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) new 2" and 3" frame Sentry brushless servomotors use high torque per frame size with a medium inertia design for improved load inertia matching.

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