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Motion control capabilities

Litton Poly-Scientific (Blacksburg, VA) offers a full line of motion components including Clifton Precision® motors, resolvers and encoders, for designing a complete motion control system with a single vendor.
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Operator interface

Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) has introduced a compact operator interface called the OPL for the Farex-SR Mini multi-zone temperature controller. The OPL requires less panel space--measuring 3 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D--and is an economic alternative to touch screen interface technology.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. (Miami, FL) completed the sale of its 50% interest in CKS/Rigal Joint Venture to CKS Packaging, Inc. (Atlanta, GA).
Controls Product Brief
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Bar-code scanners

A new family of bar-code scanners from S.T.I. (La Celle, St. Cloud, France) is now available through the French Technology Press Office. The BB-Scan Industrial Series has read ranges from 2 cm up to 23'.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Morrill Press, the flexible packaging div. of Sonoco Products Co., has been renamed Sonoco Flexible Pkg. (Fulton, NY).
Machine Product Brief
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Screw capper

Kiss Packaging Systems' (LaPorte, IN) in-line screw capper can apply caps to metal, glass or plastic containers at speeds to 300/min. "Micro knob" adjustment allows increase or decrease in application torque while the machine is running.
Machine Product Brief
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Case sealer

The L-25 case sealer from TapeSolutions (Palatine, IL) has full length, self-centering side belts that automatically adjust to random package widths and a tape head that automatically adjusts to random package heights.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Bernie Korzyniewski, vp of operations.
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Bus components

Balluff (Florence, KY) now offers all of the components necessary to build and maintain an Actuator-Sensor Interface (ASI) bus system, which allows simple connection of more than 100 packaging line components to a PC or PLC with minimal wiring.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The University of Wisconsin Stout (Menomonee, WI) installed an induction cap sealer donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).

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