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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA) has created a 10ꯠ sq' test facility for roll-fed label applications.
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Machine Product Brief
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Pick/place case packer

Blueprint Automation (Rich-mond, VA) will be exhibiting a new robotic pick-and-place case packer. From bagged potato chips to overwrapped trays, it can pack a variety of different products and offers a large choice of standard product collation modules.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Model I.V./700 is a single-line ink-jet printer that provides a good starting point for users switching from contact coding to automated case coding.
Materials Product Brief
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Lipstick cases

Two slim-line PP lipstick cases have been introduced by World Wide Packaging (East Hanover, NJ). Patented hermetic "air-lock" closures help keep lipsticks moist.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital servo drives

The Ecodrive family of digital servo drives from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is designed to offer high-performance at comparable costs for narrow-web printing applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Alarm lights

Lumastrobe (Midland Park, NJ) has introduced a low-profile panel alarm light series for use with automated equipment. Single or multiple lights can be used to indicate operating status or potential problems in a line.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

MAN Roland (Westmont, IL): Ken Crookes, dir. of service, Western region.
Controls Product Brief
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Hot melt detector

A new hot melt glue detector from SUNX Sensors (West Des Moines, IA) verifies the presence of hot melt adhesive on cartons at speeds to 1ꯠ packages/ sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Edge protectors

Pactiv Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) has introduced the patent-pending Hexacomb® SLIC (self-locking inserting connection) edge protectors. These allow folding without the use of glue, tape or staples.
Materials Product Brief
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Biodegradable cushioning

New cornstarch-based, water-soluble sheets and planks from American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) are designed to protect and cushion end-caps, pouches, perishable food items and fragile glassware.

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