The Siebler HM 1/230 vertical heat-sealing machine from Romaco is used for the packaging of solid pharmaceutical products such as tablets, dragées, capsules and effervescent tablets. The single products are welded into foil packages using a heat-sealing process. Strip packaging is preferred for single doses used in hospitals and for drug samples, as well as for the packaging of medication for single dosage use.
The Promatic P 91S horizontal intermittent motion cartoner from Romaco has a maximum output of 140 cartons per minute. The design of the machine allows any change in format to be made directly by the shift personnel. This accelerates production runs, particularly for small batch sizes, and provides a consistent production flow. The cartoner is operated by a touch screen, which automatically monitors the individual production steps and makes adjustments, if required. All secondary packaging processes are hence controlled flexibly and efficiently.
The Noack N 921 rotary sealing blister machine from Romaco requires a minimum of space (4 m). The balcony design and servo drives improve product safety and harmonise all mechanical movements. This results in highly precise production processes at low life-cycle cost. Tool-free format changeover supports small batch sizes. The QuickFeed feeding unit, with its airglide system, enables product changes within seconds. The complete unit is manually removed for cleaning while production continues with an already prepared unit.
In recent times, environmental life cycle assessment has become an important part of packaging design, but with changing packaging materials, and improving recycling and waste disposal technologies, keeping up to date with those factors that affect the packaging life cycle is a costly and time-consuming process. A web-based tool based on centrally updated data provides the answer.
At Power Plastics in Sydney, Australia, hand-packing 3000 polyethylene condiment bottles an hour was taking a high toll in labour costs and operator health and safety — in a highly competitive market.
Amcor has adopted the Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool (PIQET), enabling it to provide its customers with clear environmental impact information on its range of products.
The Ion Power system from MKS ION Industrial is suitable for absolute static control management on all web converting applications and utilises the compact, modular plug-and-play design of the Virtual AC static neutralisers.
The Ion Power Virtual AC static neutraliser system features advanced solid-state engineering captured in compact plug-and-play communication and control modules and static bars that easily connect to industrial networks or automated machinery.
Packaging Automation (UK) Ltd is targeting ice-cream and frozen yoghurt manufacturers with its Fastfill volumetric container filling and sealing equipment following design developments, which have increased the versatility of the range.
Innovation is crucial to long-term success in the manufacturing sector. It enables companies to offer unique solutions and stand out in the marketplace, while at the same time providing the continual improvements in productivity demanded by manufacturers.