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Blister sealer

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed the Model 15-RS-E six-station rotary blister sealer with a new package eject system. This employs a robotic arm to move blisters from the sealing area to an exit chute, eliminating the need for an operator.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pinnacle Automation, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has formed an integrated business group called Alvey Systems Group, consisting of Alvey, Inc. (St.
Controls Product Brief
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.
Controls Product Brief
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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding AG (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed to acquire Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ) for more than $400 million.
Controls Product Brief
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

James River Corp. (Richmond, VA) intends to sell its CZ Inks Div. (St. Louis, MO) to Sun Chemical Corp. (Fort Lee, NJ).
Materials Product Brief
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Cup filling system

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) will show its Flexotherm CIP cup filling system at the Jagenberg booth at interpack. The system fills preformed containers ranging in volume from 12 to 1겨 cc at speeds to 7꼀 cups/hr in a sterile air enclosure.
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Dual-ovenable trays

OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.

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