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Stand-up case packer

Designed for the potato processing industry, Blueprint Automation's (Richmond, VA) VP/F stand-up case packer packs up to 60 flexible bags/min on a 1 x 6 pattern.
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Machine Product Brief
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Printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has added the Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series 8480S to its line of high-speed printer/applicators. This model combines a high-speed thermal/thermal transfer printer with a label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 10"/sec.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Van Dorn Demag (Strongsville, OH) opened a new 50ꯠ-sq-ft operations and customer service center in Cleveland, OH.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Charles F. Marcy, president and chief executive officer.
Controls Product Brief
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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Dorn Demag Corp. (Strongsville, OH) and Wittman Robot and Auto-mation Systems, Inc. have announced an agreement where Van Dorn will sell its injection-molding equipment and Whitman's robots as a single unit for simplified financing and servicing.
In late June, Newsweek magazine devoted a full page article to the subject of repetitive-strain injuries and how OSHA would deal
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to levy big fines on companies. But it also has begun to show new interest in cooperating with industry.
Machine Product Brief
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Graph and analysis

PPT Vision's (Minneapolis, MN) QuickChart is Windows-based software that offers real-time analysis and on-line graphical charting of inspection data while an inspection run is in progress.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch machine

The Totani three-side seal pouch machine from Amplas (Booth 1360) reaches speeds to 180 cycles/min and offers individually adjustable automatic tension control of the web.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Adept Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) merged with SILMA Inc. (Cupertino, CA) to jointly serve in the factory automation industry.

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