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Modular palletizers

The GenCon Series 40 and 41 palletizers from General Conveyor (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) are designed with modular parts to fit specific packaging requirements.
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Shrink bundler

The System 2000 Flight Bar shrink bundler from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) packs 50 trayless six-pack cans/min using twin lanes and 24 trayless 12-pack cans/min on a single lane.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ashworth Bros., Inc. (Fall River, MA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of Jonge Poerink B.V. (Borne, The Netherlands).
Controls Product Brief
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CD-ROM catalog

Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AR) has introduced an electronic catalog for the motors and drives industry. Uses a unique interactive format to provide information on over 4ꯠ Baldor motors and drives.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Arco Chemical Co.'s (Newtown Square, PA) Painesville, OH, plant; Jefferson Smurfit Co.'s (St. Louis, MO) Fernandina Beach, FL, containerboard mill; Lawson Mardon Flexible, Inc.
Machine Product Brief
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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
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Quick-change labeler

The Trine Quick Change(TM) 4500 labeler from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies labels to cylindrical containers at speeds to 300 labels/min. Can run multiple product sizes and labels.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) appointed new distributors and sales reps in North, Central and South America to expand its international marketing program.
Controls Product Brief
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Carton marker/sealer

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation by printing information directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. began a multiphase expansion program that will double silicone-coated paper and film output.

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