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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Kawasaki Robotics Inc. will relocate and expand their headquarters to Wixom, MI.
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Fill/seal/cap system

Autoprod (Booth 3574) has reduced cup diameter changeover time on its Fast-Pak in-line fill/seal/cap system from two hrs to 30 min. On display at WestPack, the FP 1 x 4 TE system fills liquid, preset, semi-solid, particulate and multiple fill products in 4-oz to 10-lb containers at speeds to 12ꯠ cups/hr.
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Bulk bag hoppers

Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a new series of bulk bag unloading/conveying hoppers. They are equipped with an adjustable iris valve to control material flow, an access door for opening or closing of bags and a low-level sensor to automatically stop the conveyor.
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Conveyor

The Maximizer(TM) is a new conveyor from Automated Packaging Systems (Booth 3138). It works as an infeed or take-away adjustable conveyor with the company's HS-100 Excel(TM) bagging machine, to reach speeds to 70 bags/min.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Montell Europe (Brussels, Belgium) will build a new Catalloy polymer plant in The Netherlands with a capacity of 150ꯠ tons per year.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY): Joel Slazyk, vp of sales and mktg.
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Plastic pallet

Green-Tek (Booth 526) will exhibit a medium-duty plastic pallet. Used for a variety of food applications, this lightweight, nestable pallet measures 40" x 48" and is 4-way accessible.
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Stretch wrapping system

Based on the company's heavy-duty H-Series(TM) stretch wrapping system, Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Automatic Corner Post and Stretch Wrapping System produces finished or display-ready loads at speeds to 40 loads/hr.
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.

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