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Tequila Seminar & Tasting Event: A Night of Connectivity & Learning

Mingle with Mesa at the Riverwalk!

Here’s what you can expect at this event: 

  • Tasting a rare Texas-only tequila called Double Barrel Reposado
  • Learning on, creating and sampling unique margaritas with different tequilas
  • Eating popular, local small plates – perfectly paired with each tequila type   

Also, we will feature a 15-minute presentation by an industry expert on ways to reduce product loss through continuous monitoring.

RSVP now to secure your spot! https://info.mesalabs.com/tequilaseminar

Event Location & Time:

Sunday, October 20th

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Agave Room at the Iron Cactus

Bonfiglioli Engineering Inspection Post

As you already know by now, the B.E.Inspection Post (quarterly journal by BONFIGLIOLI ENGINEERING), contains a wide range of topics like technology insights, what’s happening inside B.E., interviews with team members, contributions by our stakeholders, book suggestions, upcoming events, case studies and lots more. It is the people’s magazine and the articles have been written by diverse team members of Bonfiglioli Engineering.

In the third edition, we focus on Lean Manufacturing and how Bonfiglioli engineering has embraced this concept for optimal processes and results, an insight into our Product Sheets, an article on the History of Aerosols, the new website and an interview with our colleague in the company.

The B.E.Inspection Post represents our company and each one of us. This is our way of being closer to you, our Clients, Employees, Partners, Suppliers and sharing a part of ourselves with you.

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading it.

Do send us your feedback.

Click on the cover to get your copy NOW!

Advancing Personal Care Filling

Cozzoli specializes in providing complete filling and capping solutions for all cosmetic, health, beauty aids, and personal care packaging applications.

From automatic fillers with a speed of 200 bpm or a small tabletop unit for lower production, Cozzoli has a range of fillers to fit your needs.

Choose from a variety of personal care filling methods to meet your production goals.

Cozzoli offers inline or rotary filling with piston, peristaltic pump, diaphragm pump or time pressure technology. Our machines handle a broad range of container shapes and fill viscosities from aqueous to heavy creams.

Choose continuous or intermittent motion, stand-alone or monoblock configuration. Every Cozzoli filler provides unmatched ease of container handling and change-over.

These fillers perform with outstanding accuracies of +/- 0.5% or better of fill volumes.

To find more about the Cozzoli cosmetic and personal care solutions please head over to the products section or call our corporate office.

Turn-key integrated solution Case Study

Case Study: when one of the biggest European tuna can producers was losing cans to uneven heat distribution in processing, Fedegari developed a turn-key integrated solution that resulted in 0 rejected cans.

The challenge

Overcoming undesirable temperature fluctuations and overheating, guaranteeing homogeneous heat distribution throughout the load. · Developing a fully integrated solution for treating different tuna can formats, increasing productivity and, consequently, reducing operating costs.

The context

The nutritional quality of the products as well as microbiological and sensory quality are essential factors in the food industry. The thermal processing of canned food is the most important step in the canning procedure1 . Currently, a large quantity of canned goods is rejected during production and has to be destroyed or reprocessed due to inefficient performances of sterilization. This increases the energy consumption and other significant food processing costs. 1 Ibrahim M. Ismail, Alaa Fahmy, Ahmed Azab, Magdy Abadir, and Seif-Eddeen K. Fateen. “Optimizing the sterilization process of canned food using temperature distribution studies”IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS). For example, overcooking may cause a weight reduction of the product which obligates the manufacturer to complete the cans with additional product in order to comply with the weight indicated on the labelling. Such practices are costly. Sterilization plays a vital role in the food industry as the final product is intended for human consumption. It also represents a critical process since it may influence the quality and safety of the food. In this context, only optimal processing conditions through the proper application of the F-value approach in sterilization allows to optimize the balance between food safety and quality requirements. It assures an appropriate and homogeneous thermal treatment, thus avoiding over- or undercooking, and consequently maintaining the highest standards for uniformity of texture, flavor, and retention of nutrients.

The solution

Process knowledge applied in the development of a fully integrated solution for food preservation and throughput maximization. Fedegari superheated water sterilizers – FOW series (Fig.1) were chosen for improving process performance and throughput. The choice focused on the simplest, most robust and cost-effective solution for sterilizing at a wide range of temperatures with the shortest process time. Fedegari designed an unique, but completely integrated and accurate system. The key for an outstanding performance is the effective control of temperature and F-value which guarantees the highest uniformity to the sterilization process. Control efficiency eliminates errors and rejected loads while operating cost-effectively. The goal was to guarantee the microbiological target along with thermometric performance, through a new process design capable of offering competitive advantage over conventional alternatives. Besides, an additional concern was raised regarding the packaging quality.

The results

Fedegari has supported the customer, one of the biggest European tuna can producers, with in-depth knowledge in sterilization processes, developing a turn-key integrated solution focused on throughput maximization. The customer has increased its productivity at the end of every cycle and the number of rejected cans has been reduced to zero.

FVA/A1 – VERTICAL LAB STERILIZER

The FVA/A1 Vertical Lab Sterilizer combines design with Excellent performances and simplicity of use.

The automatic vertical sterilizer FVA/A1 has been specifically designed and developed to meet the most demanding application requirements in many different sectors, from universities to quality control laboratories in pharma, food or cosmetics industrial sectors.

FVA/A1 autoclave is the perfect solution for highly specialized fields and challenging customers worldwide that demand exclusive, reproducible and validated processes. These sterilizers have been designed with ergonomic features for easy handling and daily use.

The basic version of FVA/A1 can be used for standard processes and is easy to configure, thanks to its conceptual design and modular construction with exclusive optional kits. Please, click on the link “recommended kit” to check out all possible configurations referred to FVA/A1 series.

DESIGN & TECHNICAL FEATURES

FVA/A1 autoclaves are available with three different chamber volumes: 75 liters (FVA2/A1), 140 liters (FVA3/A1) and 188 liters (FVA3/A1 Plus).

FVA/A1 lab sterilizers are equipped with AISI 316L stainless steel chamber and lid with automatic independent operation and control. The access to the technical area is assured by a wide front door with a special safety lock for easy maintenance.

The exclusive horizontal swiveling lid has a patented seal with a compressed air system for perfect airtight, safety and easy maintenance.

An internal heat exchanger, made of AISI 316L stainless steel and a fan for the rapid cooling system can be integrated in the lid. An internal heat exchanger, made of AISI 316L stainless steel and a fan for rapid cooling system can be integrated in the lid. The DCS Plus 10 process controller allows fully programmability: 30 cycles easy to customize in a multi-user environment and an interface for remote monitoring via Ethernet protocol.

The DCS Plus 10 process controller allows fully programmability: 30 cycles easy to customize in a multi-user environment and an interface for remote monitoring via Ethernet protocol. The operating software is fully validated and documented.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Satisfies the most rigid requirements of safety and quality according to international standards.
  • New materials providing chemical inert insulation and both thermal and acoustic: smoother, quieter and safer operations.
  • Energy-saving system.
  • Functional and attractive design.
  • High level of programming and control versatility.
  • Innovative and unique modular design.
  • Ideal positioning of operator panel and printer.
  • Optimized loading height from floor.

Want to know more about our sterilizer product selection, please give us a call and we’ll schedule an introductory conference.

Check out Mesa’s new website – features for improved navigation

Mesa is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website: mesalabs.com 

The goal of the new website is to provide better overall functionality and a more user-friendly experience. In addition, they’ve centralized most of the existing secondary websites (subdomains) over to mesalabs.com. This will give you more clear and direct access for navigating Mesa’s site better.

The launch of the new website includes the following new additions:

Products and services: Access these in the What We Do tab at the top menu bar or by using our search filter feature located at the upper left of each page. 

Technical resources and documents: Find these at the Documentation tab in the top menu bar. There is a new filtering feature, which allows for easier accessibility.

Documentation includes:

  • User Manuals and Instructions
  • Warranty and Services Information
  • Certification
  • Certificates of Analysis
  • Certificates of Conformity
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Forms (Orders, Returning Goods, etc.)
  • and more…

In case you need to talk with Mesa, contact technical support or find a distributor, this is accessible at the top of the site from the menu bar under “Contact”. 

We’re confident the new site will enhance your experience with Mesa and be a valuable resource as it continues to evolve.

As always, if you need to contact our reps for any torque inquiries, do not hesitate to connect with us.

Bonfiglioli Engineering with a new Website

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Check out the newoptimized and client-friendly website from Bonfiglioli Engineering: www.bonfiglioliengineering.com

The newly refreshed website is yet another representation of reinforcing the vision of the business unit & building an authentic brand that is customer-centricfuturistic and adds value and meaning to the everyday lives of all our stakeholders.

Our focus has been dedicated to giving the Bonfiglioli website a new and professional appeal, making contact modulesservices and assistance instantly accessible. Each section of the website has been studied in detail to make it less demanding, with eye-catching texts and images for faster navigation. The product section, in which is included machine information for our clients, has been redesigned to create a uniform structure for all the machines, where the customers have a birds-eye-view of all important highlights while reviewing details in a schematic manner through a tabular format with a gallery dedicated to each machine for product images and videos.

Special care has been taken to offer important, interesting and only relevant information so that our audience does not waste time and can get more out of less while browsing our website.

The new Bonfiglioli Engineering website is truly worth your time. Take a few moments to browse through and contact us for any requirements. 

Our Exhibitors at Pack EXPO Las Vegas

We are proud to announce that we will have 2 of our manufacturers present and exhibiting at this year’s Pack EXPO Las Vegas.

Cozzoli at Central Hall — C-1617. For over a century, Cozzoli Machine Company has provided technologically advanced machinery for the packaging industry. As a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of precision cleaning, sterilizing, filling, and closing systems, Cozzoli is the single-source provider for everything from individual components to fully integrated lines. Our capabilities include application analysis, product development, line integration, validation, parts and service, and installation. 

Our sustainability program minimizes costs, materials, energy and allows us to maintain the highest quality standards in manufacturing of cleaning, filling, and closing machinery. Our products are designed with conservation in mind. The PF2TT Powder Filler provides automatic filter cleaning which eliminates purging waste and enclosed powder pathway prevents external contamination. We offer environmentally responsible options for our machines, like flush in place option for the RPF machines.

Our manufacturer Bonfiglioli Engineering will be exhibiting at North Hall — N-145.

Bonfiglioli Engineering is the world leader in the manufacture of Packaging Integrity Inspection Systems or all packaging requirements in Pharmaceutical, Metal Can & Aerosol, Food & Beverage and Chemical & Personal Care markets. Established in 1974, in Ferrara, Italy, Bonfiglioli Engineering has continuously invested, innovated and evolved, making new breakthroughs in leak testing while offering a vast product portfolio for all packaging requirements.

The Newman CTE350 Labelling Machine

A fully automatic labelling system which applies self-adhesive tamper-evident labels (security labels) to erected cartons.

The CTE350 is a fully automatic labelling system which applies self-adhesive tamper-evident and hologram labels (security labels) to erected cartons. Designed primarily for the pharmaceutical industry where line space is at a premium, the compact design permits easy integration into existing packing lines.

The CTE350 incorporates full Newman ‘validation-friendly’ specification.

At the infeed, cartons are separated, held under a top belt and transported past two stepper motor-driven label stations. Labels are dispensed on to the overhanging vertical faces of the carton and applied with a roller.

Airplane and reverse tuck formats can be accommodated. Cartons proceed to the sensing station where sensors detect label presence prior to wipe down. 

Both labels must be present for a carton to be accepted; if not, it is ejected into a secure reject area.

Features

  • Compact
  • GMP Design
  • Stainless steel finish
  • In Process Control
  • Stepper motor drive for label web
  • “Positive accept” security system
  • Automatic critical device checking
  • Reject verification
  • Product and reject counter package
  • All adjustments scaled for repeatability
  • No change parts
  • Validation Documentation Package

For more information and pricing please contact us 800-829-5741.

Bonfiglioli Engineering @PackExpo Las Vegas

Join Bonfiglioli Engineering at the upcoming Pack Expo to discover the new Human-Machine Interface (HMI), dedicated to transforming and simplifying packaging integrity inspection for all operators that work with our integrity inspection systems.

Click here for your free pass and insert our comp code: 14B28 

Our team looks forward to meeting you at booth # N145.

The new HMI in-booth demonstrations are scheduled at:

09/23/2019 @ 02:30 PM
09/24/2019 @ 10:30 AM
09/24/2019 @ 02:30 PM
09/25/2019 @ 10:30 AM
09/25/2019 @ 02:30 PM

Be there to take advantage of a hands-on demonstrations. To participate, please reserve your space by emailing us.

Visit Bonfiglioili at booth # N145 where our sales & marketing team will help you identify the ideal solution for your packaging inspection requirements. From Container Closure Integrity Tests (CCIT) to Headspace Gas Analysis (HGA) to Visual Inspection (VI); Bonfiglioli has the best technologies; from Pharmaceuticals & Chemical & Personal Care to Food & Beverage and Metal Can & Aerosol, they cover all your packaging container requirements.

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