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Machine Product Brief
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Lane divider

The Translide(TM) lane divider from Western Atlas (Hebron, KY) accepts product from a single infeed line, divides it and transports it into two outfeed lines.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will produce Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd.'s (Tokyo, Japan) new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
Materials Product Brief
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Peelable film

Integra Peel FM Peelable Films from Rexam Medical Packaging (Vernon Hills, IL) were designed to replace heat-seal coated films and other peelable substrates used in radiation-sterilized applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s system

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) has been named a sales agent for SIG Packaging Technology North America (Stillwater, MN).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has split its packaging business into corrugated container, graphic packaging and display operations.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling system

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Moduline Front/Back system, a pressure-sensitive, technically advanced labeling system.
Controls Product Brief
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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.

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