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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
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Machine Product Brief
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Induction sealing technical paper

Lepel (Edgewood, NY) offers "Understanding the Fundamentals of Induction Sealing." This free technical paper provides an in-depth look at the induction sealing process.
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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA): Peter Bierhuis, dir. of mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fru-Con Engineering, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Charles E. Wallace, P.E., president.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum ejector units

The NZL Series is a high-flow, high-efficiency vacuum ejector unit from SMC Pneumatics (Indian- apolis, IN). It uses a three-stage venturi arrangement to produce up to
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Photo Chemical Unit of the Eastman Kodak Co. has awarded their Supplier Quality Award to Fowler Products Co. (Athens, GA).
Machine Product Brief
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Coextruded PET/RPET sheet

Wellman Inc.'s (Ripon, WI) Extrusion Division introduces a coextruded polyester rollstock using 100% post-consumer recycled PET sandwiched between two layers of virgin PET.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL) is expanding its Bellevue, OH, plastic bottle-making plant.

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