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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Harvey Martin, general mgr. of the Missisquoi recycled paperboard mill in Sheldon Springs, VT; Lynn H. Arrants, dir.
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Machine Product Brief
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Loose bottle traypacker

The Dacam (Madison Heights, VA) TP-4LB loose-bottle traypacker accommodates bottles in a variety of sizes from 10 oz to 3 L. Various configurations of products can be filled at speeds to 70 cases/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Dorn Demag Corp. (Strongsville, OH) and Wittman Robot and Auto-mation Systems, Inc. have announced an agreement where Van Dorn will sell its injection-molding equipment and Whitman's robots as a single unit for simplified financing and servicing.
In late June, Newsweek magazine devoted a full page article to the subject of repetitive-strain injuries and how OSHA would deal
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to levy big fines on companies. But it also has begun to show new interest in cooperating with industry.
Machine Product Brief
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Graph and analysis

PPT Vision's (Minneapolis, MN) QuickChart is Windows-based software that offers real-time analysis and on-line graphical charting of inspection data while an inspection run is in progress.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch machine

The Totani three-side seal pouch machine from Amplas (Booth 1360) reaches speeds to 180 cycles/min and offers individually adjustable automatic tension control of the web.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) merged with SILMA Inc. (Cupertino, CA) to jointly serve in the factory automation industry.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Charles F. Marcy, president and chief executive officer.
Controls Product Brief
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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: International agreements

Elopak (New Hudson, MI) has acquired the French plastic film producer Norester (Normandy, France) from the Vulliez Group.

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