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Stretch wrapping system

Based on the company's heavy-duty H-Series(TM) stretch wrapping system, Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Automatic Corner Post and Stretch Wrapping System produces finished or display-ready loads at speeds to 40 loads/hr.
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Machine Product Brief
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Nutrition facts printer

Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the N5000 Nutrition Facts Printer for use in the meat, poultry and dairy industries as well as by contract and medical device packagers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gough Holdings Ltd. (Stoke-on-Trent, UK): Harold P. Brown, president and CEO for its American subsidiary Gough Econ Inc. (Charlotte, NC).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Duralam, Inc. (Appleton, WI).
Materials Product Brief
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Plastic corrugated

A new line of HDPE corrugated boxes for use in closed-loop distribution is now available from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA). The boxes are preassembled using a proprietary gluing process that allows set-up by simply pushing at opposite corners.
Machine Product Brief
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
Controls Product Brief
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Case packer

The Econoline MGC-E case packer from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA) packs 1-oz to 10-lb bags into cases at speeds to 90/min. Designed for short production runs, changeovers take only two min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN): Ron G. Kain, mgr. of its Chino, CA, PET container manufacturing plant.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ): Larry Barresi, vp of technical services.

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