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Get Security and Visual Effects
Kurz Transfer Products, Charlotte, NC; 800/950-3645; 704/927-3700;
Trustseal is an optical security device that also offers design possibilities for visual impact, including image flip, full-color effects, matte structures, partial demetallization, and transparent diffraction effects. Can be supplied as hot stamping foil, laminating foil, and self-adhesive labels.

Simulate UV Printing
RK Print Coat Instruments, Herts, UK; +44 (0) 1763 852187;
A new version of the Flexi-Proof 100 is available with optional integrated UV curing capability. Will allow users to simulate UV printing for all prepress applications accurately, company says, from computer color matching to customer samples; from quality control to R&D and printability testing; and more.

Scheduling Software Aimed at Converters
Plastisoft Corp., Toronto, ON, Canada; 905/760-0100;
Company announces new version of Tori-Flex 7.0, a full enterprise solution developed for plastic flexible packaging companies. Scheduling software provides user with a global view of all jobs scheduled, real-time view of late jobs, and drag-and-drop capabilities. Displays specifics of extrusion, printing, etc. Software will sort jobs by selected criteria automatically and integrate complete MRP functionality.

Manage, Track EDI Documents
Lansa, Downers Grove, IL; 630/874-7000;
EDI Direct on-demand product facilitates computer-to-computer integration of EDI business transaction documents with a company’s business application systems by managing and tracking EDI documents. System maps and translates EDI transaction sets into back-end ERP systems and interface files. Built to integrate seamlessly with company’s other products.

Die-Cutter Aids Productivity
Bobst Group, Roseland, NJ; 973/226-8000;
The Spanthera LE automatic flat-bed die-cutter offers the ORSIS (Optical Register Sheet Infeed Synchronization) feeder said to allow high levels of productivity; micrometric settings on the platen and the stripping station for quick, precise, easily repeated positioning of the creasing counterparts with the cutting die; and a cam-driven platen system.

ERP System is Efficient
PaperSoft, Pelham, AL; 877/727-7738; 205/733-0700;
ERP software applications for the converting industry help companies reduce waste, labor costs, and downtime and allow revenue growth without additional personnel, company reports. Improvements are achieved through integrating functions into one system.

Rollstand Handles Two Rolls
Maxson Automatic Machinery, Westerly, RI; 401/596-0162;
Dual-position rollstand is able to handle two rolls. Each position can lift a roll to 84 in. dia and to 7,000 lb in weight at speeds to 3,000 fpm. Hydraulically powered, each position loads a roll by lowering both arms and then moving each toward the roll. Sufficient clamping pressure is exerted to drive the chucks into the core. Self-loading feature permits roll changes within 3–4 min.

Control Tension with Precision
Hardy Instruments, San Diego, CA; 800/821-5831;
Closed loop tension controller provides precision control over both unwinding and rewinding in web and strand applications. Strain gauge and LVDT load cells measure the product tension, reportedly eliminating problems such as feathering, breaking, wrinkling, and blocking.

Software Improves Maintenance
Eagle Technology, Mequon, WI; 800/388-3268;
ProTeus IV Computerized Maintenance Software Systems (CMMS) are said to provide bottom-line improvements by integrating preventative maintenance scheduling, demand maintenance work order processing, inventory, and equipment tracking.

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