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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) acquired the Material Handling Systems Div. and VantageWare Software Subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The Jet-A-Mark® DOD-5000 drop-on-demand ink-jet printer from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) is investing $5 million to expand its headquarters by adding a calendering line. Production is scheduled to begin in early 1997.
Controls Product Brief
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Filling systems brochure

Autoprod Inc. (Clearwater, FL) has released a four-page, full-color brochure, "The new generation of Autoprod filling systems." It provides an overview and technical details on Autoprod's Gold(TM) and Gold Plus(TM) CIP/SIP technologies, filling systems and margarine fill/seal/cap systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical sachet packager

The LA-160 is a compact, low-cost vertical sachet packager from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's suited for a range of healthcare products including liquids, creams, powders, granules and tissues.
Controls Product Brief
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Stepper motor labeler

The AD-2550 stepper motor applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) replaces the clutch/brake system of the AD-2500. The 2550's compact 15" design integrates with most vertical form/fill/seal machines, horizontal overwrappers and baggers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tri-Seal Intl. Inc. (Blauvelt, NY): Richard McKenna, vp, sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Bander/sleever

CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has introduced the BASE 1000 Series II bander/sleever with the ability to sleeve multipack products. For use with PVC or Eastar® PETG from Eastman, it sleeves packages made of glass, plastic, metal or paper at speeds to 160/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ABB Flexible Automation-Robotics, General Industry Group (New Berlin, WI) and R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) formed a strategic alliance to offer integrated robotic/packaging systems.

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