The name “Ballooony” may sound unfamiliar, but you may soon see it at your local party store.
Ballooony is, to quote the company’s own site, “the world’s first full automatic foil-balloon vending machine.” It’s an impressive title for an impressive creation.
Just come up to the machine, select what options you want via a touchscreen, and customize your foil-balloon to your heart’s desire. Talk about living in the future!
You can bet there’s quality behind it because Accuride plays a part in this amazing system.
Based in Germany, Ballooony’s manufacturer needed a sliding system for shifting balloons into the machine’s inflation section.
The only issue was Ballooony’s system’s innovative design: It was too innovative for an off-the-shelf option. Luckily, the company knew of Accuride.
Accuride engineers worked with Ballooony’s designers to determine the requirements in size, load capacity, and type of movement needed to make Ballooony’s machines work perfectly.
The result was a custom-made two-way slide with a 1.06 in. (27mm) side-space.
Accuride offers two popular off-the-shelf models of two-way slide:
- The Model 2002, a ¾-extension (75% travel) slide with a 50 lb. max load rating
- The Model 0363, a full-extension (100% travel) slide with a 100 lb. max load rating
We’re proud to have helped bring an entertaining machine to the public. We only hope to see Ballooony come to North American shores soon!
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