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Supplier news: International agreements

ITW Auto-Sleeve (Twinsburg, OH) and Protection Decoration Conditionnement Europe (Montdidier, France) has formed a technology agreement to develop a worldwide stretch-sleeve market.
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Controls Product Brief
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Planetary gearheads

The DuraTrue(TM) Series of true planetary gearheads from Thomson Industries (Port Washington, NY) provides peak torque ratings of up to 7굙 in-lb, and backlash ratings as low as eight arc-minutes.
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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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL): Ralph "Guy" Considine to newly created position of mgr., new product development.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc. (Boulogne, France) will sell its Lawson Mardon Reliance operation to a newly formed company, Reliance Products Ltd. Partnership (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
Machine Product Brief
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sumitomo Bakelite (Tokyo, Japan) has appointed Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) its exclusive licensing agent for North, Central and South America.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Colonial Carton Co., Inc. (Clayton, NC) was awarded a supplier certification by Organon Teknika Corp. (Durham, NC).

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