FCIS – PHARMACEUTICAL ISOLATOR

Fedegari has decided to develop the FCIS pharmaceutical isolator to offer its customers a process machine capable of:

  • Ensure maximum safety in the handling and dosing phases of active ingredients and high potent substances.
  • To ensure continuity of sterility when unloading from a sterilizer.
  • To ensure aseptic filling in the production of sterile drugs.

The FCIS unit physically separates the operator – who works in a class C or D EU cGMP (ISO7, ISO8 US cGMP ) environment – from the work chamber that ensures a class A Eu cGMP (ISO5 US cGMP ) environment. The isolator complies with FDA , EMA and WHO standards and associated pharmacopeias as well as all applicable EN standards and directives.

The FCIS pharmaceutical isolator has a side door for the passage of material and to remove any waste after the process. To avoid false positives, a standard FHPV peroxide generator is supplied, thanks to which it is possible to launch a cycle of chemical decontamination of the work surfaces before starting to use FCIS. This allows you to be sure of working in an aseptic environment.

Fedegari has installed on FCIS the same solution that is provided in the FCDV decontamination pass-boxes because the reliability of third-party generators was judged insufficient. A further advantage of the Fedegari peroxide generator is that it does not require proprietary consumables, reducing the running costs of the machine.

Thanks to the presence of sensors in the chamber, the concentration of the hydrogen peroxide vapor are directly monitored in real-time by the Thema4 process controller (against the estimate that is generally carried out by others) and remain constant in the chamber, ensuring certainty of results and repeatability of the process.

The Newman model S350 labeling machine

The Newman model S350 is a fully automatic, versatile labeling system for the application of both paper and clear self-adhesive labels to a wide range of cylindrical containers in glass, plastic, metal or composite materials.

The S350 has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the international pharmaceutical industry and its regulatory bodies, including the FDA

Generally installed in-line, the S350 transports the containers along a conveyor and spaces them, using a scrolling feed, before they enter the labeling station. The label is applied and then immediately the container comes under the control of the applicator belt, resulting in precise registration and crease-free application.

Features

  • Compact cGMP Design
  • ‘Auto-teach’ label length facility
  • Digital scales for rapid container changeover
  • Positive accept security system
  • Fully validated security system with Critical Device Checking
  • Minimal change parts
  • High-performance stepper motor for label web drive
  • In-Process Control – system verification without production stoppages
  • Accurate label placement
  • Stainless steel 304 finish
  • Siemens or Allen Bradley PLC control system
  • Label coding options
  • Auto-reject system for both incorrect label data and missing label detection with reject verification
  • Touch screen HMI with run mode and set up mode (key switch access) facility
  • Counter package with full count reconciliation
  • End of web detection
  • Applicator belt cassette system with tool-less changeover

Options

  • Validation documentation and implementation package
  • Recipe system for up to 100 products
  • 3 level password access
  • Printout facility
  • Continuous label supply via the Easisplice 470 unit
  • Queue switch control
  • Vision Systems for OCV / OCR / barcode
  • Rotary infeed & outfeed tables
  • Left and Right hand option available

VERSA CAP – VERSATILE CAPPING MACHINE

This high-performance straight through capper is designed to handle a wide range of cap shapes and sizes. It is easy to run, easy to adjust and uses a minimum of components to provide versatile, high-quality capping. The Versa Cap is designed for rapid change over by using a minimum of capsize change parts. One sorter, chute, and adjustable chute end can handle most caps in either the 13-38mm or 38-70mm size range. A simple quick-change adjustable chute end that snaps into position without tools is needed for each major capsize variation.

Cushioned gripper belts are adjustable to move containers of nearly any size and shape smoothly through the capping operation without the need for timing stars or feed screws. Caps are positioned from a chute in the cap escapement assembly, picked up by the container neck finish and positioned for tightening. An independently driven overhead assembly with matching sets of polyurethane discs assures tight capping. The first set of discs gives caps a quick initial twist. The next set of discs draws the cap onto the container neck. The cap sorter, tightening discs, and machine/conveyor are controlled through three electronically controlled variable speed drives.

The Versa Cap is designed for rapid change over by using a minimum of capsizing change parts. One sorter, chute, and adjustable chute end can handle most caps in either the 13- 38mm or 38-70mm size range. A simple quick-change adjustable chute end that snaps into position without tools is needed for each major capsize variation.

The Versa Cap can be used as a mono-capper in conjunction with any high-speed Cozzoli rotary filler in a monoblock design. Combined drives and controls result in a compact, space-saving, cost-efficient filler/capper combination which is easy to operate, changeover and maintain. Snap capping, overcapping, and fitment inserting can also be readily accomplished on the versatile Versa Cap

For more information or to request pricing, please contact our corporate offices at 800-829-5741.

The Torqo 1600 Accessories

The Torqo 1600 is easy to use, easy to set up, easy to move and low maintenance! Tooling is available for any threaded closure – including child resistant caps – and this compact unit delivers and stores precise results at the touch of a button.

It now comes pre-equipped with Universal Torqo Chuck, As an increased variety of closure designs have gained prominence and popularity in the industry, Mesa Labs has developed a new Universal Chuck to accommodate multiple serration patterns and cap sizes with a single change part.

The torqo can be fitted with the all new Model 1506 Beverage Bottle Clamp is a quick-acting bottle holding device that can be easily adjusted to accommodate from 10 oz. to 3 liter bottle sizes.

The Model 1624 Quick Clamp Vise is an easy to use bottle holding fixture that combines the flexibility of a lead screw pin vise with the rapid loading and unloading of an over-center type clamp. This vise is capable of holding round bottles from 5/8-inch diameter to 6 inch diameter and square bottles from 5/8-inch to 6 inch. Short and long pins are available.

The 1626 Slide Chuck can be used to torque test roll-on-pilfer proof (ROPP) caps which are commonly used to package product in the alcoholic beverage and wine industries. The unique jaw sets allow the chuck to grip the rolled on serration patterns of the cap in order to perform both destructive and non-destructive torque testing.

The Yoke Chuck extends our testing capabilities beyond the average continuous thread and Child-Resistant closures. This chuck can accommodate unusually tall and odd-shaped closures such as finger tip sprayers/pumps and trigger sprayers/pumps which are commonly used in the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetic industries. The unique interchangeable jaw sets allow the chuck to grip virtually any serration patterns for cap diameters up to ~100mm.

With a 1507 Calibration Kit, the accuracy of your Torqo can be verified or a complete on-site calibration can be performed by the user. Contained in this kit is a precision Calibration Disk, a ball bearing load support assembly and the necessary hardware to use this kit. The weights required for performing a calibration are not included in the kit but may be purchased from Mesa Laboratories, Inc.

And one of the most demanded Torqo Accessories is the Child Resistant Closure Option.

The Model 1605 Child Resistant Closure Option enables the Torqo to be used for measuring the removal torque on the child-resistant type cap that requires a downforce in order to be opened. An air supply with the ability to provide a minimum of 60 PSI is required for this option. Both an air filter and an adjustable air regulator are contained in this kit and permanently mounted to the drive cover. The installation of this option on a Torqo does not affect in any way its use on conventional bottles and caps.

To find out more about the Torqo 1600 or the available accessories, please give us a call at 800-829-5741.

Bahnson Stability Chambers

Bahnson Environmental Specialties have developed a clever solution to meet your chamber volume and mobility needs.

The precise air control system ensures conditioned air to be distributed uniformly across your product shelves. A stainless steel impeller moves the air through the air conditioning components within the enclosed plenum. Air is then distributed and returned through the plenum’s side wall ports which are specifically arranged for maximum uniformity and efficient thermal transfer.

The conditioning system features:

  • Temperature control within +/- 0.2 C
  • Relative Humidity control to +/- 0.7% RH

All models in the ES2000 series provide precise control of temperature and humidity. The chambers feature full stainless steel liner conditioning system cover, and air walls. Solid, reinforced stainless steel shelves are easily removable and repositionable.

For more information, please give us a call.

Elevators and Lowerators

Vetromeccanica Elevator – Lowerator: The Optimal Solution for a Gentle Handling of Containers!

Many automated floor conveyor systems need to operate continuously on more than one floor of a warehouse or factory building. A means of raising or lowering product loads between different elevations of the conveyor system is therefore required, often within very restricted floor space. Elevators and lowerators are an efficient means of achieving this.

Contact Life Scientific today to discover more about our conveying capabilities.

ST-120S Industrial Cap Torque Tester

The ST-120S features a servo drive control, infinite chuck rotation, quick-change tooling, a color touchscreen interface, and faster cycle times.

The corrosion-resistant stainless steel head enclosure and anodized aluminum frame construction makes the ST-120S ideally suited for the most demanding applications, such as testing closure torque at Carbonated Soda Drink (CSD), juice, bleach bottling operations as well as cleanroom environments.

The unit is equipped with anti-bridging, anti-tie down anti-repeat dual actuation safety start switches, but for maximum operator safety, the ST-120S can be also equipped with a full machine guard.

Applied Torque: The ST-120 can be used as a benchtop capper, tightening the cap to a customer-defined setpoint.

Release Torque: The ST-120 is designed to accurately measure the release (thread break) torque of a cap.

Peak/Transient Torque: The standard ST-120 can measure and display the Applied or Release Peak in a torque testing cycle, however with optional hardware upgrades it is also possible to measure certain torque transients such as the engagement torque of a CR closure system or the peak of the bridge break torque of a Tamper Evident Band.

Container/Closure Fatigue: By allowing the ST-120 to apply and release the cap a number of times, it is possible to evaluate the effect of fatigue on the torque retention and seal quality of the closure and seal.

Release and Re-apply Torque: When packaging expensive products it is often required to return the tested container to the packaging line. By automatically re-applying the torque to the operator defined setpoint it is possible to save the product.

Topload Force (optional): This feature allows the monitoring and control of the top load force. When testing child-resistant caps or other closures requiring top load adjustment this feature allows the evaluation of top load force in the function of rotation and torque.

The S-120 comes equipped with the following features:

  • Real-time, automatic display
  • NIST traceable calibration procedure
  • Strain gauge transducer technology
  • Automatic container clamping and closure gripping
  • Adjustable torque application speed
  • Counterbalance system for height adjustment
  • Infinite rotation (SERVO)
  • Encoder to measure the angular degree of rotation
  • Heavy-duty components

Contact us for the latest pricing and availability updates.

Lab Equipment, Industrial and Integrated systems

Fedegari, once known for its sterilizers, has turned today into a one-stop industrial group that delivers highly customized solutions where the bio/pharmaceutical industry is producing sterile drugs. During the last years, Fedegari has developed fully integrated robotized solutions for different customers world-wide helping them to achieve the best performances and increasing cost-effectiveness. Hereunder you can find a couple of examples of turn-key integrated systems that we have engineered and developed, together with our customers, to reach the highest levels of cost-effectiveness in their pharmaceutical plants. No matter the form of the drug, the packaging, or the process, there is always a smarter, more cost-effective alternative in manufacturing.

Fedegari offers industrial solutions translated into machines and plants for niche applications, where the serial machines are no longer sufficient. These solutions are developed in close collaboration with customers, to satisfy particular production needs such as automation of pharmaceutical processes and increased productivity. For this purpose, the contribution of the experience matured by Fedegari proved to be fundamental, allowing us to take advantage of proven technical solutions in years of operation in the field. Having verified the feasibility of the project and carried out a study of the layout and technical requirements, we develop ad hoc solutions to guarantee maximum performance. The deep knowledge of the processes and of the related critical issues have guided us in the design and construction of machines and systems with absolutely unique characteristics.

More than 60 years of manufacturing in-house components, systems, and sub-systems for the most demanding users. A piece of in-depth knowledge is hard to beat. Our laboratory range brings to you all the innovations already tested in the pharmaceutical industry. The same components, the same process controller, customized to meet your laboratory needs.

What is Contract Packaging?

Hiring a professional contract packer to handle the complicated packaging process can offer companies in multiple industries a large number of advantages. The packaging process is often overlooked when preparing a product for consumer use.

Businesses address this aspect of preparing their product by either investing in an in-house packaging solution or outsourcing to a contract packaging company. Both in-house and outsourced packaging have their own unique advantages.

Continue reading below to learn the differences between in-house packaging and contract packaging services. If you would like to learn more about outsourcing your business’s product packaging with a contract packaging and filling company, please contact LF of America today. 

Advantages Of Outsourcing Contract Packaging

A successful business must consider a number of essential factors in ensuring the success of their products in the marketplace. The need to stay ahead of the curve has influenced businesses to seek innovative solutions to this challenge. Contract packaging services are an increasingly popular packaging solution. 

By hiring a contract packaging company, or contract packer, your business will be able to focus its resources on managing core aspects. Companies that contract outsource packaging to experts can expect an increase in consistency and efficiency.

The major advantages that contract packaging companies offer include:

  • Industry Experience – A contract packaging company can help your business remain at the forefront of your industry. Using their vast experience and understanding of evolving trends with specific products will ensure you remain ahead of the competition. 
  • Best Techniques And Methods – Contract packers have easy access to the best resources for providing a reliable packaging solution that is highly affordable and effective. 
  • Regulatory Compliance – When it comes to packaging pharmaceuticals, OTC products, cosmetics, and other items, careful handling and attention to detail are essential. Contract packaging companies understand this and always operate in compliance with industry-specific regulatory guidelines. 
  • Quality Materials And Designs – Contract packagers have the ability to manufacture safe packaging designs by focusing on product innovation and safety. By using high-quality materials, your company will get the most value for its investment. 

In-House Packaging Solution

Businesses may choose to keep their packaging process in-house to keep outsourcing labor costs to a minimum. A great way to do this is by investing in packaging equipment that can be used in-house.

Many companies choose this route of buying automatic filling machines for sale to keep control over their production. Self-reliance, production control, and reduced service costs are all reasons why businesses may choose to invest in in-house packaging equipment.

Some logistical factors that need to be considered however include maintenance, storage, and labor. A contract packer can offer professional assistance and expert guidance when choosing the best packaging solution. 

LF of America is an experienced and trusted contract packaging and filling company with satisfied clients in a vast number of industries. We are proud to offer businesses with turnkey contract filling services and in-house packaging solutions.

Please call us today to request a free quote or to learn more about LF of America’s services. 

Filling machines for the Food and Beverage Industry

Cozzoli offers a wide range of automatic and semi-automatic filling machines for the food & beverage industry.

Their in-line and rotary piston machines are perfect for high viscosity applications such as peanut butter, mustard and mayonnaise. While the in-line and rotary fill-to-level machines are great for lower viscosity applications and clear packaging items.

Cozzoli Machines are used for Salad Dressings, Syrups, Water, Vinegar, Juice, Brine, Soy Sauce, Alcohol, Honey, Mayo, Cheese Spread, BBQ Sauce, Vinegar & Oil, Hot Sauce, Salsa, Baby Food, Ketchup, Horse Radish, Jam, Relish, Peanut Butter, Corn Syrup, Honey, Apple Sauce and Spaghetti Sauce.

Fast, flexible, and reliable, Cozzoli’s rotary piston fillers are automatic machines that accommodate a wide range of containers and products of most viscosities at high production speeds of 600+ per minute. The overhead driven pistons feature fine fill piston adjustment, achieving ±0.5% fill accuracy.

The Cylinders and pistons can be easily removed for cleaning or changeover to other sizes, assuring wider application within the food and beverage industry.

Contact us today to find out more about Cozzoli’s latest models and pricing.

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