The 976 two-wire, stainless-steel proximity sensor from Honeywell's Micro Switch Div. (Freeport, IL) is suitable for sensing needs in harsh environments, including factory automation, machine tools, transfer lines, food processing equipment, parts positioning and presence/absence.
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Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) describes its new one-pass, 4-color thermal transfer label printer in an 8-page, illustrated brochure. The Sun-dance printer is designed for high-volume operations in rough factory environments, as well as for office use.
Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
Graphics for Printware® from Wallace (Hillside, IL) is an add-on package for use with Printware for Windows(TM). By itself, Printware can be used to create, edit and print a variety of labels and bar codes.
Carolina Color (Salisbury, NC) has introduced a brochure describing the company's color capabilities for the thermo-plastic industry. UL-ap-proved, custom-blended colorants in standard pellets, dry and liquid colorants are available.
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.