The Triangle/Yeaman vertical cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has a positive in-line drive chain protected by torque-guard clutches, a rotary drive carton feed and quick-change pockets.
The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
Working with Metsys En-gineering (Eden Prairie, MN), Newtec (St. Louis, MO) has developed Computer Based Training (CBT), an electronic manual providing one-on-one training for Newtec machine operators and maintenance personnel.
The Provit 2000 compact PC from B&R Industrial Automation (Roswell, GA) offers 386/486 processor, hard drive, PCMCIA card and flat panel display options in a package measuring 7.2" sq and 2 1/4" thick.