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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.Article | February 28, 2006
KHS USA: KHS USA: Pharmaceutical insert feeder
You've tried friction feeders ... they didn't work. They couldn'thandle your folded pieces without unraveling them. You tried pick & placeand found that small variations in the fold gave it fits, and you had toglue inserts closed.
Your experience is common there is a real solution.Pfankuch ASB feeders handle folded pharmaceutical inserts without thestandard friction feeder hassles. The patented separation method not onlyfeeds folded inserts but even feeds them open edge leading if the packageor bar code scanning require. Imagine that - OPEN EDGE LEADING!Available with a variety of standard industry options (scanning reject withoptional isolation high density multiples enclosure controller lockoutetc) the feeders can be easily validated and dropped into your production.Standard pharmaceutical configurations include: - Mechanical and electronic integration of customer supplied raster barcode scanner with RS232 connector - product reject system (miss match / no match) - code teach functionality through feeder interface - separate motor power supply so feeder operation can be disabled (subjectto password reset) without cutting control power - unitizing extrusion machine support frame - short and narrow product modifications for feeder - mechanical double detect sensor - Programming interface for software changes in the field - 3 color signal light - vibrating support curve (requires compressed air) - Typical controls include: disabled power switch password protection positive voltage fault signals outThe ASB 310-KHS is capable of feeding common inserts at speeds of up to400PPM. Batching options are available for high speed batching oftransdermal pouches etc.
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