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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
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Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s system

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) and Paper Manufacturers Co., Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) have reached an agreement by which Bemis will acquire the Perfecseal Healthcare Pkg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Robert Bosch Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ): Charles Watkins, dir. of mktg., packaging machinery div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has split its packaging business into corrugated container, graphic packaging and display operations.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling system

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Moduline Front/Back system, a pressure-sensitive, technically advanced labeling system.
Controls Product Brief
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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
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Stretch wrapper for pallet loads

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Federal Paper Board (Montvale, NJ) have merged.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Rob Kittredge, responsible for international business development.

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