The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
Aromat's (New Providence, RI) UZL-110 thru-beam laser sensor has been designed to meet IEC approval, Class 1 requirements. It provides a 15-mm (0.591") sensing width capable of detecting an opaque object as small as 0.1 mm (0.0394") over an area 15 to 500 mm (0.591" to 19.7") wide.
Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has developed new waxless foils that enable untreated glass jars to be induction sealed at high speeds. Previously, glass containers had to be treated in order to accept a foil inner seal.