The relationships people have with packages are more complex than they realize. They're both intimate and emotional, says author and noted design critic Thomas Hine in the foreword of his book The Total Package: The Secret History and Hidden Meanings of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Other Persuasive Containers (Back Bay Books).
A new 'PinPoint' range of precise ink-jet codes is now available on Domino Amjet's (Gurnee, IL) Codebox 3 and Solo 6 ink-jet printers. The new range offers character printout from 0.6 mm in height and prints at speeds to 2군 characters/second.
The OG Series photoelectric sensors from efector inc. (Exton, PA) offer the reliability of automatic microprocessor setups in an 18-mm body size. During installation, it "learns" the signal strength characteristics of both target-present and target-not-present conditions.
Suitable for pharmaceutical coding, Model 1020 D steel-type deboss carton printer from Kiwi Coders (Northbrook, IL) debosses text on cartons or cards ranging in size up to 17"W and 20"L at variable speeds to 80 cartons/min.
Banner Eng. and Turck, Inc., both of Minneapolis, MN, have formed a joint-venture company, Interlink BT, also of Minneapolis, that manufactures and markets components designed to connect input/output devices to open buses.
Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) VersaJet® SC small-character ink-jet printer produces codes from 5/64" to 1/8" H on a wide variety of porous or nonporous surfaces, including plastic, paper, coated cardstock and metal.