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Weigh/fill control

The Model 4100 weigh/fill control system from Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) is a low-cost, semi-automatic system for drum filling, batching and repetitive weigh/fill tasks.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James R. Altemus, dir., corporate mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Meat packaging film

American National Can (Chicago, IL) has introduced a multilayer packaging film called Q3(TM). An addition to the proprietary Tubular Water Quenched line of plastic packaging, Q3 offers enhanced performance for traditional processed meat products, such as sausages and lunch meats, as well as applications that use a deep-draw process, such as bulk smoked sausage or braunschweiger.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Beacon Converters (Saddle Brook, NJ): Kathleen M. Daly, dir. sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Machine Inc. (Vancouver, WA): Neal A. Holmlund, vp operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
Machine Product Brief
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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.

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