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Machine Product Brief
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Vial/stopper feeding system

Designed to expedite bottle size changeovers, the new ChaseLock(TM) quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FPCC-12H automatic filling, plugging and capping machine.
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Materials Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eagle Automation (Sterling, IL) has acquired Label-All Co. (Sterling, IL).
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: SIMCO (Hatfield, PA); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Winston-Salem, NC, container plant.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is investing more than $100 million in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for Mylar® polyester film and to support new applications.
Materials Product Brief
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Permeation gauges

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) offers a complete line of instruments for measuring oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide and aroma transmission rates through barrier films and packages.
Controls Product Brief
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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.
Controls Product Brief
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Flow switches

Efector's (Exton, PA) solid-state flow switches protect against abnormal flow rates of liquid or gases. Suited for monitoring the flow of lubricants or coolants, providing run-dry protection for pumps, and detecting for clogged filters in liquid and gas handling systems.

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