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Controls Product Brief
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
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Materials Product Brief
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Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Booth #1006) new pouch feeder can orient numerous styles of pouches for downstream operation at speeds to 200/min. The pouches are moved into a deep bowl centrifigual feeder, where they are picked up by a starwheel and placed onto an exit conveyor.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity laser scanner

PLS Proximity Laser Scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) is said to be the first programmable scanner for stationary and mobile, as well as safety and area scanning applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): James F. Kress, chairman; William F. Kress, president; Jeffrey R. Kruger, point-of-purchase product development leader.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alco Standard Corp. (Valley Forge, PA) has acquired LSi, which is a distribution div. of Lantech, Inc. (Louisville, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): D. Lantz Reppert, executive vp, paperboard converting.
Machine Product Brief
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In-line capper

Kiss Packaging Systems (La Porte, IN) has designed an in-line capper with a "micro knob" adjustment to increase or decrease torque while the machine is running.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling video

Labeljet's (Ft. Worth, TX) new video shows its range of label applicators and printer applicators, including blow-on, tamp and synchronous applicators.
Controls Product Brief
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Heavy-wall PET jars

Nadel Industries (Port Chester, NY) has introduced a complete line of heavy-wall PET jars in sizes ranging from 5 mL to 3 oz. Available in clear, transparent, opaque, or frosted colors.

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