The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
The P.O.P. Hang Strip Auto Load System from North American Plastic Manufacturing (Middlebury, CT) is now available with reversible feed. This new tabletop machine is designed for semi-automatic loading of lightweight products for P.O.P.
Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.
Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
The Black Hawk turret winder from Black Clawson-SANO (Amelia, OH) for its blown film systems uses a phantom axis turret design. Rigid cross members permit large-diameter reel winding in a compact configuration.