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Machine Product Brief
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Automatic tape dispenser

Better Packages (Shelton, CT) has introduced the BP® 754 automatic gummed tape dispenser for carton sealing. It offers single- and dual-length repeating and automatic H-pattern dispensing.
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Controls Product Brief
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Wraparound printer/applicator

The Label-Aire® Model 2140 wraparound print/apply labeling system from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is a high-speed wraparound label applicator.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has granted Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) sole rights to produce the new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's new horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
Controls Product Brief
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Flowrapper

Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) Carrera® 3000 horizontal flowrapper uses three individually controlled servo motors for infeed, rollers and jaws. Reaches speeds to 150 products/min using a single-head; multiple-head systems are also available.
Machine Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The acuReader/2D from Cognex (Natick, MA) is an easy-to-use identification system for reading two-dimensional data matrix symbologies. It uses a PC with advanced grey scale vision analysis software and Windows(TM)-based graphics to identify data on pharmaceutical labels, surgical and medical devices and IC packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

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

ISO 9002 registration: International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Kaukauna, WI, integrated paper mill and converting plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.
Materials Product Brief
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Heat-sealable films

Tredegar Film Products (Richmond, VA) has expanded its line of Monax®Plus oriented HDPE films to include six coextruded heat-sealable films for bag-in-box applications, slug wrap or sealant layers in laminations.

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