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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has announced plans to continue focusing on growth for its Engraph business unit.
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Controls Product Brief
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
Machine Product Brief
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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Nondrip closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has introduced the SimpliSqueeze(TM) closure. To use, open the snap-action lid. An innovative silicone valve seals instantly when pressure is released.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Interplast Group (Lolita, TX) will expand the production capacity of its BOPP lines.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastics joining brochure

Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) has published a full-color brochure to provide solutions to plastics assembly problems. "Plastics Joining Technology" describes a range of pro-cesses and equipment including ultrasonic assembly, linear and orbital vibration welding and hot plate welding.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Nutrition facts printer

Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the N5000 Nutrition Facts Printer for use in the meat, poultry and dairy industries as well as by contract and medical device packagers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Robert Bosch Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ) has acquired TL Systems Co. (Minneapolis, MN).

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