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Controls Product Brief
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Parison controlling

The latest generation of parison control systems from Moog (East Aurora, NY), the Bloc 64 PRG enables the operator to "double" the profile control capability, from 64 to 128 points, to meet a job requiring more than 64 control points.
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Materials Product Brief
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Plastic corrugated

A new line of HDPE corrugated boxes for use in closed-loop distribution is now available from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA). The boxes are preassembled using a proprietary gluing process that allows set-up by simply pushing at opposite corners.
Machine Product Brief
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Furniture parts packaging line

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) now offers high-speed, automated packaging lines designed for small parts needed for the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.
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Case packer

The Econoline MGC-E case packer from Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA) packs 1-oz to 10-lb bags into cases at speeds to 90/min. Designed for short production runs, changeovers take only two min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): James F. Kress, chairman; William F. Kress, president; Jeffrey R. Kruger, point-of-purchase product development leader.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alco Standard Corp. (Valley Forge, PA) has acquired LSi, which is a distribution div. of Lantech, Inc. (Louisville, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Injection blow molders

Johnson Controls' Plastics Machinery Division's (Manchester, MI) new "S" Series of injection/ blow-molding machines provide up to 25% higher cavitation than their predecessors.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Booth #1006) new pouch feeder can orient numerous styles of pouches for downstream operation at speeds to 200/min. The pouches are moved into a deep bowl centrifigual feeder, where they are picked up by a starwheel and placed onto an exit conveyor.
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Proximity laser scanner

PLS Proximity Laser Scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) is said to be the first programmable scanner for stationary and mobile, as well as safety and area scanning applications.

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