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August 2011
 
by Stephanie Papadakis
 
 
ITT Analytics debuts new refractometer
Manufacturer ITT Analytics of White Plains, N.Y., announced the launch of Bellingham + Stanley’s OPTi hand-held refractometer, a portable, compact measuring device useful for the measurement of dissolved solids. Details: ittanalytics.com.

TankJet 75 cleans small tanks and totes
Spraying Systems Co., Wheaton, Ill., released the TankJet 75. The unit’s simple, self-cleaning, flow-through design enables easy maintenance and requires approximately five minutes for rebuilding. Details: tankjet.com.

New Analysis from Napa Valley Think Tank

Napa Valley Think Tank, St. Helena, Calif., introduced the Enowise PCR Microbiology program, under which the Brettanomyces bruxellensis test is the first that the laboratory will be able to identify and analyze for customers. Details: nvthinktank.com.

Gamajet announces PowerFlex
The PowerFlex tank-cleaning machine from Gamajet, Exton, Penn., offers more than 400 times the cleaning force of a standard spray ball at the same pressure and flow. Details: gamajet.com.

UPM Raflatac introduces ProLiner PP30
The ProLiner PP30 from UPM Raflatac, Mills River, N.C., is an ultrathin, easily recyclable polypropylene liner for paper-faced labels with a thinner construction that results in 30% more labels per roll. Details: upmraflatac.com.

Nexcom unveils rugged tablet
Vineyard managers and winemakers can use Nexcom’s sunlight-readable, 8.4-inch tablet for grape sorting and bin tracking by scanning a barcode to determine which barrel of wine was made from a specific vineyard block. Details: nexcom.com.

 
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