MasterMove version 3.0 from Vantageware (San Diego, CA) is software designed for distribution center management. It reduces distribution costs while enabling greater flexibility in distribution center operations.
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The Pro/Engineer® family of design software products from Parametric Technology (Waltham, MA) allows designers and engineers to create, visualize, analyze, and present product concepts prior to manufacturing.
Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has developed a new composite canister that allows coffee beans hot off the grinder to be packaged. This innovative opening feature incorporates a one-way pressure-release valve that allows CO2 to escape, eliminating the need for standard vacuum packaging.
The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.
New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.