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.
For manufacturers seeking low-to- moderate line speeds, Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) is introducing the Model SL45 end-load cartoner. Provides automatic cartoning at speeds to 60 cpm with rotary carton feed and barrel loading.
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.
The Paragon, MGS's (Maple Grove, MN) new horizontal, continuous-motion cartoner, is designed for the food industry, specifically dry food products such as baked goods, snack foods, crackers, bars and mixes.