The Thomson (Port Washington, NY) AccuSlide(TM) Model 2HB is a low-profile, pre-engineered, pre-assembled, ready-to-install linear-motion stage with pre-aligned Accu-Glide(TM)0 linear guides and a preloaded ball screw assembly.
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Purchasing plans for packaging machinery will outpace inflation in '99, says a survey conducted for PMMI. Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage businesses see biggest gains, while three industries expect declines.
As Glaxo Wellcome's Zebulon, NC, facility packs a wider variety of pharmaceuticals, quick-changeover equipment becomes top priority. Software developed in-house helps the plant reduce changeover times on its solid-dose packaging lines.
The Smart-Track high-speed collation system from BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA) is designed to group individual packages, present the group to the pick-up station of a robot and allow dwell time for the pickup.
Custom configured for baking mixes, the new turnkey bag-in-box line from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) features two heavy-duty servo augers feeding two Triangle Advantage CM bag machines for a combined output of 160 ppm to Triangle's ProLine horizontal cartoner.
The 100 series vertical cartoner from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) delivers speeds of 1ꯠ cpm. The highest speeds are attained in tuck- and glue-style cartons with volumetric or computer scale/fill products such as sweets.
A color brochure with photo describes the PD-225 Pouch Dispenser from George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH), which delivers filled pouches to other scale systems, cartoners, case packers or f/f/s machines at speeds to 180 pouches/min.