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Arkay Packaging Corp. (New York, NY): Sanford L. Goldsmith, vp of sales and mktg.
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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.
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.
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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co. Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Kirk W. Klemme, dir., product development and technical services; Shawn Nicholas, mgr., process improvement for the Rigid Group.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Doboy Packa-ging Machinery (New Richmond, WI) was given Nabisco's Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year Award and named Vendor of the Year.
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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.
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.
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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.

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