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Tray erector

Wexxar's (Naperville, IL) "Box-Mate" Model SL-1 Tray Erector automatically erects self-locking trays without the need for adhesives or compressed air, at speeds to 25 trays/min.
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Beacon Converters (Saddle Brook, NJ): Kathleen M. Daly, dir. sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Machine Inc. (Vancouver, WA): Neal A. Holmlund, vp operations.
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
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Case sealer

A new case sealing machine using p-s tape is available from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL). Featuring exterior-mounted tape rolls, it reduces downtime between rolls from 4 min to under 30 sec, says the company.
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Metal detectors

Zero Metal-Free Zone metal detectors from Safeline (Tampa, FL) are available in nine different models with various aperture sizes and both ferrous and nonferrous metal sensitivity levels.
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Electronic printer

The Model J2800 electronic printer from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) is for in-plant printing of variable product information, such as bar codes, consecutive numbering, real time codes, sell-by dates and product descriptions.
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Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA): Peter Bierhuis, dir. of mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fru-Con Engineering, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Charles E. Wallace, P.E., president.
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Vacuum ejector units

The NZL Series is a high-flow, high-efficiency vacuum ejector unit from SMC Pneumatics (Indian- apolis, IN). It uses a three-stage venturi arrangement to produce up to

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