New Products

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.
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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: Relocations, expansions

The Interplast Group (Lolita, TX) will expand the production capacity of its BOPP lines.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastics joining brochure

Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) has published a full-color brochure to provide solutions to plastics assembly problems. "Plastics Joining Technology" describes a range of pro-cesses and equipment including ultrasonic assembly, linear and orbital vibration welding and hot plate welding.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Nutrition facts printer

Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the N5000 Nutrition Facts Printer for use in the meat, poultry and dairy industries as well as by contract and medical device packagers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL) is planning to purchase Diablo Packaging Machinery (San Leandro, CA).
Controls Product Brief
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Kraft for multiwall bags

Camden(TM) Premier kraft paper is a new high-performance multiwall grade from International Paper (Purchase, NY). It can be used as insulation backing, wrapping, cohesive coating and p-s tape applications.
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.

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