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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co. Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Kirk W. Klemme, dir., product development and technical services; Shawn Nicholas, mgr., process improvement for the Rigid Group.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Doboy Packa-ging Machinery (New Richmond, WI) was given Nabisco's Capital Equipment Supplier of the Year Award and named Vendor of the Year.
Controls Product Brief
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Transducer manual

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new 56-page color reference manual discusses the operating principles and applications of its magnetostrictive BTL linear transducer.
Machine Product Brief
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Pick and place

A new Generation Model JR-VAC-CE Top Load Robotic Pick-n-Place system from Fallas Automation (Booth #1209) packs bags or other difficult-to-handle products into cases at speeds up to 40 picks/min and 14 cases/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Nondrip closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has introduced the SimpliSqueeze(TM) closure. To use, open the snap-action lid. An innovative silicone valve seals instantly when pressure is released.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Curwood, Inc. (Osh-kosh, WI) and the Itap Group have formed a strategic partnership in Brazil.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH) will expand its local manufacturing facilities to include a new plant in Mentor, OH.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapping system

Based on the company's heavy-duty H-Series(TM) stretch wrapping system, Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Automatic Corner Post and Stretch Wrapping System produces finished or display-ready loads at speeds to 40 loads/hr.
Machine Product Brief
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Robotic pick and place

Blueprint Automation (Booth #1235) will introduce its 2-axis Robotic Pick and Place module. It's available for use with the VCR-series of case packing systems for flexible bagged products and can reach speeds of 40 cycles/min.

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