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Controls Product Brief
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Proximity switches

New inductive proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) provide extended sensing ranges for applications where limitations in space require a small sensor.
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Materials Product Brief
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Microflute corrugated

International Paper, Containerboard and Kraft Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a new line of microflute corrugated mediums and specialty lightweight printing substrates that combine the strength of corrugated with the graphic appeal of bleached board.
Materials Product Brief
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Weigh/fill control

The Model 4100 weigh/fill control system from Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) is a low-cost, semi-automatic system for drum filling, batching and repetitive weigh/fill tasks.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) will buy Banner Pkg., Inc. and has entered into a memorandum of understanding relating to the acquisition by Bemis of Banner Packaging, Inc .(Oshkosh, WI).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Innovative Folding Carton Co. (South Plainfield, NJ): Anita F. Salomon, quality assurance mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Meat packaging film

American National Can (Chicago, IL) has introduced a multilayer packaging film called Q3(TM). An addition to the proprietary Tubular Water Quenched line of plastic packaging, Q3 offers enhanced performance for traditional processed meat products, such as sausages and lunch meats, as well as applications that use a deep-draw process, such as bulk smoked sausage or braunschweiger.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James R. Altemus, dir., corporate mktg.

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