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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test
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WestPack 2014: Sterile barrier validation test

Wendy Mach, Packaging Section Leader at Nelson Labs, describes the subject of her MD&M West 2014 presentation, “Sterile Barrier Validation Tests,” including what you need to know to create validations and be successful at them.
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Microscan: Wireless handheld imagers

Industry-leading barcode reading goes anywhere you need ID.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Seidenader: Inspection machine for small production lines

With the CS series, Seidenader presents a new machine concept of state-of-the-art technology on a small machine platform, making sophisticated inspection affordable.
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Microscan: Barcode verification kits

Three new barcode verification solution kits for inline or offline applications from Microscan include its Vision HAWK smart cameras, NERLITE Smart Series industrial lighting, and AutoVISION machine vision software for complete verification to ISO and AIM DPM standards.
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Eriez: Metal detector with enhanced features

Eriez® introduces the new Xtreme® Metal Detector with enhanced features, improved sensitivity, intuitive operation and exceptional reliability.
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GOOD FIT. The QX 830 barcode reader was selected for the project for its ability to meet the speed requirements of the line and its industrial design, which enables it to operate continuously in the dusty bin dumper environment.
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Sweet potato packer implements PTI

Produce packer implements inventory, traceability, and case-labeling solution for Produce Traceability Initiative compliance, while maintaining packaging line speeds of 700 cases/hr.
QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
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MOCON: Oxygen transmission rate test instrument

The OX-TRAN Model 2/21 10x oxygen transmission rate test instrument from Mocon accurately and repeatably measures films or packages at precise temperature and relative humidity conditions to 5x10-4 cc/(m2 x day), ten times lower than previous levels.
VARIETY PACKS. George J. Howe Company distributes its candy, coffee, and nut products in a range of packaging structures and sizes.
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Metal detection upgrade enhances HACCP program

Detection system delivers contaminant prevention for a variety of products and flexible packages with high confidence and consistency.
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Loma: X-ray inspection system

Designed to provide product integrity, ease of cleaning, and reduced maintenance in food packaging lines, Loma’s X⁵ x-ray redesigned inspection system also delivers maximum uptime in round-the-clock manufacturing sites while identifying and rejecting the smallest contaminants at line speeds of up to 394 ft./min.
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Thermo Scientific: X-Ray system inspects large food packages

Using a larger aperture, the Xpert C600 X-ray system from Thermo Scientific is designed specifically for detecting metal, glass, dense plastics, and other foreign objects in large food packaging.
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.

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