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Bar-code scanners

A new family of bar-code scanners from S.T.I. (La Celle, St. Cloud, France) is now available through the French Technology Press Office. The BB-Scan Industrial Series has read ranges from 2 cm up to 23'.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Morrill Press, the flexible packaging div. of Sonoco Products Co., has been renamed Sonoco Flexible Pkg. (Fulton, NY).
Machine Product Brief
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Bernie Korzyniewski, vp of operations.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The University of Wisconsin Stout (Menomonee, WI) installed an induction cap sealer donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Monobloc machine

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model MNB/P-LD-T2 fills, plugs and caps liquids at speeds to 120 containers/min. A pre-set menu on a touch screen simplifies package changeovers.
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Zipper tape

Perf Cap(TM) zipper tape from Minigrip/Zip-Pak (Manteno, IL) is designed for individually quick-frozen poultry, seafood and vegetables. It allows resealable packages to be made from PE and structured films on vf/f/s machines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Paxar Corp., (New York, NY) and Odyssey Partners, L.P. (New York, NY) have reached an agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes' Monarch Marking Systems subsidiary for $127 million.

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