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Vertical form/fill/seal

Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Acceleron Advantage, a new vertical f/f/s machine with 40% fewer parts. Forming tube assemblies are now changed simply by releasing two hand clamps, sliding out the old assembly, then sliding in and clamping another.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA): James A. Cannavino, vp, sales and mktg.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bag

The PromoBag shrink bag from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS) benefits fresh meat and food processors. Uses polyolefin anti-fog film for food applications, or a variety of other shrink films for nonfood applications.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL) is expanding its Bellevue, OH, plastic bottle-making plant.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Jerry Welcome, vp of member services.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum video

PIAB Vacuum Products (Hingham, MA) now offers a video presentation of its products and services. "The PIAB Revolution" includes the development of the company's multicharacteristic ejector pump.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
Machine Product Brief
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Flat friction top conveyor

The Series 900 flat friction top belt conveyor from Intralox (New Orleans, LA) can be built to virtually any length or width. Rubber friction modules are thermally bonded to a PP base, and have a 1" nominal pitch for gripping products as they move through conveyor lines and declines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY): Gary Laidman, sales mgr.

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