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Skin packaging booklet

Ampak (Cleveland, OH) has published a booklet to help purchasers select appropriate skin packaging equipment. The booklet discusses typical applications, sizing of equipment, board and film selection, and potential options to improve productivity.
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Controls Product Brief
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Bottle packing systems

Model GBP 240 continuous-motion bottle packer from Nigrelli Systems (Kiel, WI) is capable of loading six-count 1-gal and eight-count 1/2-gal bottles into preformed trays or cases at speeds to 240 bottles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Strapping machine

Dynaric (Teaneck, NJ) has introduced the DF-20 semi-automatic strapping machine designed for small manufacturers. It's the first of its kind, says the company, to be equipped with an audible cycle alert safety signal system (ACASS).
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 6200 Series from Linx Printing Technologies (St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, U.K.) is an ink-jet printer that offers a touch-screen control for functions such as automatic cleaning and shut-down.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) has been renamed GEI Mateer Burt by parent company GEI Intl. PLC.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Accumulation tables

Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) won an award for significant technology in the 1996 R&D 100 awards competition.
Materials Product Brief
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Blister packaging machine

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will debut its redesigned six-station blister packaging machine, offering faster cycle speeds and improved operator comfort. A side-loading blister magazine is now positioned above the eject mechanism on the outside of the machine, allowing reloading while the machine is in operation.
Machine Product Brief
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Product removal system

Doboy (New Richmond, WI) will exhibit the Microtronic® horizontal wrapping machine (below) with the new Pulsar(TM) automated feeder and transfer product removal system.

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