Tops(TM) for Windows is a package design system from Tops Eng. (Plano, TX) that allows the packager to size a package, select materials for optimum cost and stacking strength, then determine shipping/distribution function.
Vanguard Plastics (Paterson, NJ) has developed a 32-oz PVC handled oval bottle, offering a full grip handle and recessed label area. Suitable for household chemicals, automotive chemicals, maintenance supplies, or professional hair care products.
ASTM (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced the 1995 Directory of Scientific & Technical Consultants and Expert Witnesses. This directory includes over 200 categories of specialized consulting services and over 1ꯠ consultants and expert witnesses in an easy-to-use format.
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.
Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has added the Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series 8480S to its line of high-speed printer/applicators. This model combines a high-speed thermal/thermal transfer printer with a label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 10"/sec.
Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) has introduced a new series of bulk bag unloading/conveying hoppers. They are equipped with an adjustable iris valve to control material flow, an access door for opening or closing of bags and a low-level sensor to automatically stop the conveyor.
Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a free interactive disk for the MicroLogix(TM) 1000 family of programmable controllers. It's designed to introduce users to the MicroLogix family, as well as give examples of how the controller works in specific applications.
The latest generation of parison control systems from Moog (East Aurora, NY), the Bloc 64 PRG enables the operator to "double" the profile control capability, from 64 to 128 points, to meet a job requiring more than 64 control points.
The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.