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Controls Product Brief
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Distance-settable sensors

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced new distance-settable sensors that assure stable detection of objects and materials. Background immune, they're effective regardless of color or material pattern.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Morrill Press, the flexible packaging div. of Sonoco Products Co., has been renamed Sonoco Flexible Pkg. (Fulton, NY).
Machine Product Brief
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
Machine Product Brief
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DT Industries merged four major suppliers, Kalish, Lakso, Merrill, and Stokes, into a cohesive sales and mktg. group.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO): completed the sale of its styrenics plastics business to Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).
Controls Product Brief
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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The University of Wisconsin Stout (Menomonee, WI) installed an induction cap sealer donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Monobloc machine

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model MNB/P-LD-T2 fills, plugs and caps liquids at speeds to 120 containers/min. A pre-set menu on a touch screen simplifies package changeovers.
Materials Product Brief
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Zipper tape

Perf Cap(TM) zipper tape from Minigrip/Zip-Pak (Manteno, IL) is designed for individually quick-frozen poultry, seafood and vegetables. It allows resealable packages to be made from PE and structured films on vf/f/s machines.

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