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Packaging World January 16, 2014
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Sanitary-specific Bulk Bag Unloader Protects Product; aids cGMP Performance
Sanitary-specific Bulk Bag Filler Construction Provides FSMA Readiness Assistance
Sanitary-specific Container Dumper Design Improves Cleanability; Speeds Validation
Sanitary-specific Bag Dump Station Is Compliance-ready At Start-up; Improves OCC
Guide Book Clarifies Benefits of Sanitary-specific Systems Versus Force-fit Equipment
Mocon: Organism test improves food safety
An “indicator organism” testing capability, which simultaneously tests for enterobacteriaceae and total coliform counts using an oxygen depletion sensor and automated reader, has been added to Mocon’s GreenLight microbial detection platform, which already provided total count testing capability.
Modular Packaging: Tablet counter powered by 3D camera technology
Modular Packaging’s ICU2-80 Tablet Counter, said to provide speeds of 80bpm with 100% accuracy, uses 3D camera technology to count and verify all styles of tablets and capsules in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
Lantech: Film cable for pallets
The patented Pallet Grip film cable from Lantech, now available as an optional feature on its G Series stretch wrapper, works by locking a load to the pallet with a film cable, preventing the load from sliding off the pallet during transportation.
Agr: Blowmolder control system manages crystallinity
By regulating preform energy distribution during the heating process, Agr International is able to incorporate crystallinity management into its Process Pilot automated blowmolder control system, helping control PET bottle attributes such as dimensional and volumetric shrinkage, top load characteristics, and shelf life.
Flexicon: Dust hood for bulk bag dischargers
Using a six-sided enclosure, Flexicon’s new dust hood for bulk bag dischargers contains spillage and dust that can escape through seams in the bag, and folds in the spout.
Toshiba: Ultra-compact HD video camera
The IK-HR3H ultra-compact HD video camera from Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) is a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology via a1/3-in., 1080p high definition sensor.
Multi-Conveyor: Cheese conveyor
The Super Sanitary Dual Feed Cheese Conveyor with "Traffic Cop" Clamp from Multi-Conveyor features a tight radius slave driven transfer for raw or packaged dairy/cheese products, fully welded stainless steel frame construction, and removable wearstrips for easy cleaning.
Fujifilm: 6-color plus white UV inkjet press
The Inca Onset S40i from FUJIFILM North America Corporation and Inca Digital is a cost-effective six color plus white large format flatbed UV Inkjet press suitable for businesses that produce high-value backlit/frontlit and double-sided day/night POP display graphics where the ability to print high-opacity white as a base, spot color or top layer quickly is important.
PDC: Shrink labeler processes 400 containers/min.
The R-300C-TSCB shrink sleeve labeler from PDC International handles a broad range of challenging package configurations: containers with no taper, thermoformed packs with “flashing,” twin packs, and a wide range of rigid packages.
Bosch Packaging: Hygienic vertical f/f/s
Designed to meet diverse food handling regulations, Bosch Packaging Technology’s SVC 4020 hygienic v f/f/s platform is useful for fresh and frozen food packaged in pillow bags, while subsequent machines in the platform will be available with additional pack styles to handle a wide variety of free-flowing dry, wet, and frozen food products.
Band sealer for healthcare applications
Band sealer from OK International is for sealing of packages in the medical space. It has a wrinkle detection system that eliminates the risk of making a bad seal in a bag. All production is electronically monitored, so if the machine strays out of its validation parameter settings, there's no chance of a bag with a bad seal not being detected and rejected
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