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September 2011
Dynamic Systems Inc. debuts CheckMate
Software developer Dynamic Systems Inc., Redmond, Wash., released CheckMate, a barcode-based program that tracks barrel assets by purchase date, location, value, vintage, projected retire date, volume and condition. Details:

Continuum and Tritium updated

Standard-Knapp, Portland, Conn., updated the Continuum Integrated Tray/Shrink System and Tritium Multipacker. The film bed now features a more rigid pinch roller section. Details:

A-B-C heralds Model 101

For multiple sizes and packs of bottles, the quick-change features of the Model 101 case packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., can reduce downtime by up to 30% compared to conventional changeover practices. Details:

Missing Link Networks launches eCellar

Missing Link Networks Inc., Calistoga, Calif., released eCellar CMS, an easy-to-use content management system module that integrates with existing websites for immediate media editing. Details:

Spit Bucket boasts new designs
Spit Bucket Inc., St. Helena, Calif., debuted its first line of original wine accessories, barware and home decor products. In addition to the accessories line, Spit Bucket also offers private label and custom design services to the wine industry. Details:

Della Toffola plans Windsor facility
Della Toffola, the Italian winemaking equipment manufacturer, plans to build a 20,000- to 25,000-square-foot distribution and light production facility in Windsor, Calif. The site will house a sales office and inventory warehouse with room for tank and equipment assemblage. Details:

Wine Doctor prescribes Intelli-Stopper

Wine Doctor LLC, Las Vegas, Nev., launched its new Intelli-Stopper featuring three O-rings and an interior check valve to ensure an air-tight fit for sound wine preservation on any wine bottle. Details:

ITW Muller expands Octopus line
ITW Muller, Arlington Heights, Ill., manufacturer of stretch wrap equipment and film, introduced the Octopus 505 AL, an automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper to increase productivity without compromising cost. Details:

Spraying Systems touts TankJet 19
The new TankJet 19 from Spraying Systems Co., Wheaton, Ill., features a slim design to clean tanks with openings as small as 2 inches. With a 7/8-inch probe, it can access smaller bungholes. Details:

Ionode releases IJ series electrodes

Ionode, Katy, Texas, released the IJ electrode series. The reference junction is a double junction—one sealed and one that is removable and cleanable. The pH glass is able to withstand a 3-foot drop without breaking. Details:

Enartis Vinquiry debuts tannins
Enartis Vinquiry introduced new tannins for harvest 2011: Enartis Tan Citrus for white wine fermentation, Enartis Tan Fermcolor for medium-long aging reds, Incanto N.C. with toasted French oak and yeast hulls and Enartis Tan Microfruit for use with oxygenation of red and rosé wines. Details:

Nixalite’s TweetZilla takes flight
Nixalite of America Inc., East Moline, Ill., unleashed the new TweetZilla to repel birds by creating a light, dry haze of fog. Nixalite has provided effective and humane bird and wildlife control products since 1950. Details:

Lechler wows with Stainless Steel Whirly

Lechler Inc., St. Charles, Ill., redesigned its Stainless Steel Whirly, a rotating tank-cleaning nozzle for cleaning tanks ranging from 3 feet to 10 feet in diameter. Numerous flow rates are available. Details:

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