On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.
Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has acquired certain assets of Zepf Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), whose change part and feedscrew operations will be integrated with existing B-W operations in the U.S.