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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.
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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: International agreements

Curwood, Inc. (Osh-kosh, WI) and the Itap Group have formed a strategic partnership in Brazil.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH) will expand its local manufacturing facilities to include a new plant in Mentor, OH.
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN) and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Paris, France) formed an alliance creating a glass container manufacturing company that will be located in Muncie, IN, with Herbert H.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MacMillan Bathurst (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has formed two new divisions in Ontario to focus on high-end graphics and traditional markets, called Image Pac and Central Ontario Div.

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