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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James R. Altemus, dir., corporate mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Photo Chemical Unit of the Eastman Kodak Co. has awarded their Supplier Quality Award to Fowler Products Co. (Athens, GA).
Machine Product Brief
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Coextruded PET/RPET sheet

Wellman Inc.'s (Ripon, WI) Extrusion Division introduces a coextruded polyester rollstock using 100% post-consumer recycled PET sandwiched between two layers of virgin PET.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Beacon Converters (Saddle Brook, NJ): Kathleen M. Daly, dir. sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Machine Inc. (Vancouver, WA): Neal A. Holmlund, vp operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) and Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) have entered into a partnership for improved product protection for packaged food.

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