The Xaminer 6500LS bar code verifier from Bar Code Systems (Atlanta, GA) offers an interchangeable laser gun in addition to a wand. The laser gun is suited for applications where noncontact scanning is preferred.
True Color label-making processes from Topflight (York, PA) permit the combination of such desirable effects as hot stamping, four-color reproduction, gradations of multi-color vignettes, deep opaque color coverage, reflectivity, and other effects all produced in one operation.
A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) has introduced the CMSS Side Seal continuous motion shrink wrapper. Uses a "hot knife," quick-release cross seal bar and a durable plasma-coated seal wheel that requires no hot wire for sealing.