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R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Patrick J. Hindert, chairman of the board and treasurer.
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Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA): Michael Tubridy, director of mktg.; Dean Inman, vp technical areas; Nancy Edwards, mgr. of communications and media.
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Reclosable pouches

DuraZip(TM) pouches from Duralam (Appleton, WI) offer increased shelf life, improved moisture and oxygen barriers, and minimal flavor scalping.
Machine Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The Passport(TM) high-speed machine vision system from PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) can inspect containers at up to 12ꯠ per min. Uses PPT's Digital Signal Processor for quick inspection of a variety of applications including electronic and mechanical assembly verification, character verification, package integrity, surface flaw detection and numerous gauging and measurement tasks.
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Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA): David L. Whittenton, product line mgr., packaging and product assembly group.
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Additions to I/O system

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has added four input and output modules, two terminal bases and a communication adapter to its Flex(TM) I/O system, which is a combination I/O and terminal strip unit to save cost and space.
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Single-piece drum

Sonoco Products, Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC), introduces a single-piece 55-gal drum with a concave center sump for optimal drainability of 100 ml or less.
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Electric conveyor roller

The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bar Code Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) and Datamax Corp. (Orlando, FL) will develop bar code verification products for Datamax.
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Speed reducer line

Baldor Electric's (Fort Smith, AR) Universal Series and 900 Series of worm gear speed reducers have center distances from 1.33" to 3.5".

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