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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Clifton Down, Bristol, UK): Henk van de Meent, head of the packaging div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Johnson Controls Plastics Technology Group (Milwaukee, WI) is launching its new, $5 million plastic research center in Manchester, MI.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gough Holdings Ltd. (Stoke-on-Trent, UK): Harold P. Brown, president and CEO for its American subsidiary Gough Econ Inc. (Charlotte, NC).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Duralam, Inc. (Appleton, WI).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): D. Lantz Reppert, executive vp, paperboard converting.
Machine Product Brief
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In-line capper

Kiss Packaging Systems (La Porte, IN) has designed an in-line capper with a "micro knob" adjustment to increase or decrease torque while the machine is running.

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