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Brown Machine Div. of John Brown Plastics Machinery (Beaverton, MI): Gary C. Armstrong, president.
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Controls Product Brief
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bag

The PromoBag shrink bag from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS) benefits fresh meat and food processors. Uses polyolefin anti-fog film for food applications, or a variety of other shrink films for nonfood applications.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) announced a major expansion of its facilities in Grand Prairie, TX.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Intralox Inc. (Harahan, LA): Loren Engstrom, district sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Dynamic brake

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) new multipurpose dynamic brake is said to be the first that is microprocessor-based. This allows each brake to have four operating modes, two separate magnitudes of braking, the ability to jog with or without braking, 50 to 60 Hz operation and an accurate zero speed sensor.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottled water machinery

Bottled water packaging machinery is now available through Horix (McKees Rocks, PA) and Officine AVE (Merne, Italy). Rinsers are fully automatic with 10 to 120 heads for speeds to 1귔 bottles/ min.
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Flat friction top conveyor

The Series 900 flat friction top belt conveyor from Intralox (New Orleans, LA) can be built to virtually any length or width. Rubber friction modules are thermally bonded to a PP base, and have a 1" nominal pitch for gripping products as they move through conveyor lines and declines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Indigo N.V. (The Netherlands) and 3M (Bloomington, MN) have developed a strategic alliance to offer a range of Indigo-optimized substrates.

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