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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. April 30, 2012 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

Sanitary–specific bulk bag unloader protects product; aids cGMP performance >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are specifically designed to protect product from contamination. Structural framework and component assemblies are formed and finished to prevent material build–up and liquid pooling. Product contact areas are easily accessible to enable thorough cleaning, validation, and inspection.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary–specific bag dump station is compliance–ready at start-up; improves OCC >>

NBE sanitary bag dump stations meet the FDA cGMP definition for cleanability, according to 21CFR110.40. Built with a single, stainless steel sheet formed to make the entire hopper and hood; NBE sanitary–specific bag dump stations reduce cleaning times, improve validation and inspection outcomes, and improve OCC.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Guide book clarifies benefits of sanitary–specific systems versus force–fit equipment >>

This guide book explains the benefits of sanitary–specific bulk material handling system design and construction versus force-fit, borderline–sanitary, general–purpose equipment. The guide book presents reference specifications and offers equipment–related steps toward improving optimal compliance contribution (OCC).

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary-specific container dumper design improves cleanability; speeds validation >>

NBE sanitary container dumpers are specifically built to reduce cleaning times and improve validation outcomes in sanitary packaging lines. Pre–production HACCP assessments guide structural design, materials of construction selection, cGMP compatibility goals, and ensure the protection of personnel and product.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)

Sanitary–specific bulk bag filler provides optimal compliance contribution (OCC) >>

NBE process–specific sanitary bulk bag fillers are specifically designed to eliminate the compliance costs and risks common with force–fit, general industrial systems. NBE sanitary–specific bulk bag fillers reduce cleaning costs, reduce product contamination risk, and improve overall compliance contribution (OCC).

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. (NBE)


Horizontal case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment's Tissue Tough Horizontal Case Packer, TTHCP, for versatile case packing of single or multiple rolled and folded products is designed for rugged environments while still providing gentle product handling. The TTHCP is ergonomically designed for easy access, fast changeovers and quick start ups and is a low-cost option for efficient side or end load RSC or HSC cases... Read more

System combines checkweighing with coding, verification

Designed for pharmaceutical and other products, Thermo Scientific's Versa RxV checkweigher is an all–in–one high–speed system (up to 550 bottles/cartons per minute) that combines code printing and verification (alpha-numeric and machine readable) with checkweighing, saving both cost and space. With the Versa RxV, manufacturers are able to select which code printer and vision system brand... Read more

Barcode and laminated label printers

Designed for the healthcare industry, Brother's P–touch PT–9700PC and PT–9800PCN series barcode and label printing are complete desktop barcode and laminated label printing solutions for applications that require premier print quality, superior finish and/or extreme durability for harsh environments. Useful for healthcare/lab applications including: specimens and samples; safety and... Read more

Feeders for difficult–to–handle bulk material

Eriez High Deflection (HD) Series Feeders use a totally enclosed patented magnetic drive to handle difficult–to–feed materials such as fine powders (talc or flour), leafy products such as lettuce and sticky candies, that normally can't be fed successfully on an electromagnetic feeder. Materials from micron size to bulky chunks can be handled by the 3/16-in. stroke of the HD feeder... Read more

Compact electric spray gun

Nordson Corporation's A20A spray gun is being replaced by the more advanced MEG®–IIrc spray gun in January 2013 as the best practice for the fast, accurate application of solventborne and waterborne can lacquers to two– and three–piece containers. The MEG provides proven accuracy and durability and enables can manufacturers to reduce operating costs and improve quality... Read more


Bottle unscrambler accommodates serialization

Designed for a variety of bottles used in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal healthcare industries, the cost–efficient LCX Unscrambler from Omega Design Corporation can handle over 300 bpm. Easily integrated into new and existing packaging lines, the machine is available in several different configurations. The LCX's rigid, robust anodized aluminum frame... Read more

Barcode scanner with remote monitoring

Accu–Sort's AccuLazr AL5010 laser barcode scanner with adjustable raster is housed in the same compact, rugged IP–65 rated enclosure as the standard models. No awkward bolt-on accessories are required. The raster itself is dynamically adjustable (+ / – 20 degrees) to match any applications requirements. Adjustments are easily made using the AccuLazr browser-based user interface... Read more

Case packer runs shrinkwrapped multipacks of bakery items & snack products

A–B–C's Model 800 case packer gently handles shrinkwrapped multi–packs of bakery items and snack products and provides automatic product accumulation, case erecting, packing and sealing in one machine––up to 25 cases/min. The Model 800 also offers many variations in packing patterns... Read more

High-speed VFFS bagger

Innovative enhancements to tna's robag 3ci provide up to a 30% improvement in performance in both output and reduction in rejects, as well as throughput rates of up to 250 bpm. New features include the new tna intelli–weigh omega multi–head scale, the tna hyper–detect metal detector, and tna flo–thru former. Suitable for high volumes of sweet and savory... Read more

Large–capacity printer creates innovative labels

Combining powerful computing and high–capacity printing into one housing, Mettler Toledo's easy–to–use UC–LP high–speed prepack printer helps retailers maximize marketing potential through innovative and creative labels that comply with government labeling regulations. The UC–LP's interface makes learning simple and decreases operator training time... Read more


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