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Automatic label applicator

Designed for non-contact application in the produce industry, the CPL1000 is a high-speed blow-on label applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) that reaches speeds to 400 labels/ min.
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Materials Product Brief
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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) was selected Distributor of the Year by Poly-Seal Corp. (Baltimore, MD).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has agreed to sell its plastic container operations to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG/Continental Can Europe (Ratingen, Germany).
Materials Product Brief
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Cohesive bonding

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) offers a choice of four special cohesive bonding solutions for unitizing pallet loads. For use with the FastBreak® Cohesive Unitizing System.
Materials Product Brief
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Bulk food containers

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers 1-lb, 500-mL, and 100-mL molds for PET containers suitable for spices and bulk foods.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Advantage Puck (Mishawaka, IN) and Mengibar (Barcelona, Spain) announced the newest member to the Mengibar Group, Integrated Puck (Ivyland, PA).
Controls Product Brief
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Drive motors with tachometer

For use in applications where precise speed regulation is required, Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) offers SCR-rated Permanent Magnet DC Motors with precision integral DC tachometers.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply system

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series Z printer/applicator. It incorporates a high-resolution thermal/ thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 12"/sec, at either 203 or 300 dpi.

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