Douglas Receives Patent on Innovative Infeed System

Alexandria, Minnesota - August 21, 2006--Douglas Machine Inc. received a patent on the innovative Smartrak® Steady Stream Infeed on July11, 2006.

The Smartrak® eliminates product bridging at the lane guides and removes the gaps that
compromise pack pattern accuracy and continuous product flow. Distinguishing features include solid adjustment cross members, rigid lane guides and cam style adjustment clamps for stable operation and quick, repeatable changeovers.

The Smartrak® is used on Douglas product lines including the Axiom® Servo Case/Tray Packers and the Contour(TM) Shrink-Wrap Systems.

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About Douglas Machine Inc.
Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. is recognized as a global leader in automated packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated, and shrink-film. Today the company specializes in the design and manufacture of cartoners, sleevers, case and tray packers, and shrink-wrap systems. Customers from many different markets including food, beverage, personal care, and pharmaceutical, have come to rely on Douglas'
automation expertise and value-added services to maximize their throughput. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, Douglas Machine also has operations in Deerwood, Minnesota.

Jackie Caron
Marketing Services Manager
Tele: 320-762-6243
Fax: 320-763-9666

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