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Pharmaceutical application: Dosing cup placement

A U.S. pharmaceutical company needed a system to feed, orient and place three (3) different dosage cups onto corresponding liquid filled medicine bottles at output rates ranging from 85 to 160 bottles per minute, depending on size of bottle.

Shibuya Hoppmann

New technique improves container handling on auger filling lines placement

Video from Spee-Dee shows pneumatic-over-hydraulic lift design that uses air for a rapid lift and hydraulic damping for a controlled lower as the auger fills the container from the bottom up. Lift height is controlled electronically. A pneumatic container gripper is adjustable for different size bottles.

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Insulated shippers with refrigerants

• Designed for 2° to 8° C (with excursions of 1° to 10° C) for 24-hour applications, the Tempak Plus insulated shippers with refrigerants are pretested against the standard ISTA 7D summer profile. Each Tempak Plus comes with the EPS insulated shipping container and specified refrigerant gel packs; available either assembled or unassembled and include conditioning and packout instructions.

Bergami USA

Carton feeding system

• A fully integrated constant-motion servo control system is available for the automatic loading of bottles, jars, tottles, products in pucks, and more. Available in ELAU or Allen Bradley platforms, the pick-and-place system simplifies format changes and takes just minutes to generate a program for a new format. With a wide range of end effectors; reaches a maximum pick speed of over 55 cycles/min.

PurePlast, a subsidiary of Tekni-Plex

Blister films

• For pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications, the ALU-LOOK™ blister films offer a versatile, high-speed packaging option compared with cold-form foil and aluminum strip packaging. Metallic look helps ensure shelf life and protect contents. Runs on all standard form/fill/seal blister machinery with no processing parameter changes necessary.

Bosch Packaging Technology

Inverted horizontal flow wrapper

• Introduced at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, the Pack 301 IN gently transports product by carrying it on top of the film from the former through the cutting head, minimizing jams and ensuring superior package appearance. For packaging soft products, multipacks, and products that are difficult-to-handle on traditional upright flow wrappers. May be combined with the new long-dwell sealing system found on the Pack 301 LD for inverted applications requiring airtight sealing. Bosch Packaging Technology.

Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging

Desiccant sheets

• Desi-Sheet™ flat desiccants are designed to protect packaged goods from moisture while economizing space. With thicknesses ranging from 0.3 mm to 5 mm these desiccants may be placed inside product packaging without the bulkiness of desiccant bags or sachets. They can also conform to the package configuration itself, such as corners, steps, and circular tubes.

Labeling Systems Inc.

Front-and-back bottle labeler

• Model 1600 is a turnkey system that applies labels to the front and back panels of a product. Uses a wipe-on brush applicator so labels can conform to slight variations in a product's shape. Stepper motors, PLC controls, and a self-teaching label sensor provide reliability and flexibility.

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Robotic loading system makes pick and place easy

ESS Technologies, Inc. TaskMate™ Robotic Loading System can be designed to pick a wide variety of products and place them into blisters that have been automatically placed into nesting trays by the blister sealing machine. TaskMate™ performs at very high rates of speed with virtually no change parts and fast changeover times.

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Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

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MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference

Showcasing the latest equipment and technology innovations for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, the expo will include over 500 exhibits and an educational conference. February 6 - 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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