To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
Superior Pharmaceutical is among the first to use a powdered polymer within a flexible material to keep overnight shipments cool, but not frozen. The material yields cost advantages, as well as freight and space savings.
Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN) has introduced a continuous-motion cartoner specifically for small-center cartoning applications, such as those used in pharmaceutical, medical and personal care products.
The 48-mm Plasti-Twist® Plus closure from White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) offers tamper evidence through a patented drop-down band. The closure is available with the E-Z Torque liner, a non-PVC thermoplastic elastomer liner that is molded into the cap.
SmartImage Sensors from DVT (Norcross, GA) are low-cost, high-performance sensors that combine machine vision and intelligence so that position, orientation and identification deviations can be located and corrected.
Veterinary injectibles maker Phoenix Scientific develops a customized time-pressure filler, the first all-new machine from a supplier that was historically a rebuilder. Benefits include high accuracy, low cost and excellent service.