New Products

Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.
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Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Bliss former for 1-gal bottles

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) now offers a five 1-gal display configuration for the PF106-HLV H-Bliss style former. Other configurations include four 1-gal, six 1-gal, eight 64-oz, and 12 32-oz.

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