Introducing LRP-30, the new leak detection machine for monoblock aerosol cans

After the development of the LRP-20, a leak testing machine for aluminum tubes, the collaboration between Sprimag, a world leader in industrial painting equipment, and Bonfiglioli Engineering S.r.l., the Italian-based branch of Packaging Test and Inspection Specialist TASITEST, has led to another excellent result: the LRP-30, a leak testing machine for monobloc aerosol cans that can be integrated into any line system concept thanks to the line-oriented transfer in and out of the machine.

At first glance, the LRP-30 appears to be very similar to the necking machine normally located upstream of the testing process, but, as opposed to machines used to test welded steel cans, the test plate of the LRP-30, which is equipped with 30 testing heads, is supported above a large, horizontal shaft by a two bearing support of the shaft ends. When the system is in operation, the cans are transferred from the outfeed conveyor system of the necking machine to the infeed conveyor system, which has been deliberately kept short and compact. A vacuum transfer starwheel picks up the cans and transfers them directly to one of the 30 testing heads in order to detect holes up to a diameter of 0.04 mm with a high level of reliability. The number of testing heads results in significantly longer testing times and therefore much more precise test results compared to the machine concepts previously used for monobloc aluminum cans. After testing, the cans are transferred directly to the outfeed conveyor system of the testing machine and then on to the downstream packing machine, a palletizer or a robotic packaging solution.

The compact overall design, the optimized width of the machine and the line-oriented transfer in and out of the machine make the LRP-30 able to be integrated into any line system concept.

In addition to optimized floor space requirements, the LRP-30 provides an easy machine handling and a quick size part changing. The entire machine, together with the infeed and outfeed conveyor systems, is driven by a single servo drive, thus avoiding unnecessary complexity and susceptibility to failure.

Other benefits from this sophisticated machine concept are: the possibility to manage the can length adjustment for other can sizes via a single user command on the HMI; the identical system accessibility of the machine corresponding to the upstream necking machine and the downstream packaging machine so that, at the end of the production process, all three machines can be optimally operated by just one person; and the presence of a high-quality, industrial designed machine cabin based on the design of tool manufacturing machines.

You can find more information about the LPR-30 at http://bit.ly/SprimagLRP-30.

 

Pentafill A25 on exhibit at Packexpo 2018

Stop by LF of America’s booth at this year’s Pack Expo in Illinois to see the Lameplast Group state of the art machine in the single dose units filling and packaging. Not only can the Lameplast Group boast an original pack, but also innovative filling technologies, now specifically conceived for sterile filling.

Top of the range is the brand-new model Pentafill A25 that was unveiled in November 2017. It is an automatic filling and sealing machine specifically designed to work in a sterile environment, capable of processing single-dose capacities from 0.3 ml to 10 ml for medium production runs. Versatility is a key feature of this machine, as matter of fact it can be easily connected to any existing packaging line. Moreover it is suitable for small rooms and very easy to maintain. It could incorporate a laminar flow system to ensure sterile filling during operation, as in the new Pentafill A15L.

The Group can today offer its customers seven types of semi-automatic or automatic single-dose units filling and sealing machines, ideal for small and medium productions. All seven models are available in a standard version but may also be adapted and customised as desired. Thanks to its high technological knowhow and the possibility of tailor-made solutions, Lameplast group can satisfy the needs of demanding customers worldwide.

LF of America will be setting base at Booth: W-879 and the Pentafill A25 will be displayed and set to be in operation for Demo Purposes. Interested in scheduling a meeting with some of LF’s product specialists during the expo, just give us a call and we’ll set a meeting on the agenda.

JVNW Pharmaceutical Vessels

The processing of sterile and non-sterile liquids, such as blood plasma have specific purity requirements that can only be achieved with great technical skill and experience. Preparation and pressure vessels from JVNW are built to meet all standards and ensure that our customers ‘central process components’ have competitive advantages. The surfaces of JVNW’s preparation and pressure vessels are ground and polished, and as required, electro-polished. All welds are smoothed to the current GMP-/ FDA-standards and exclude even the smallest cleaning dead spaces.

All vessels can be supplied as stand-alone equipment (stationery or mobile) or as automated process units delivered as fully-functional modules installed on-site that include: agitators; homogenizers; metering and regulating technology; control units; valves and pipe connections. Options for hazardous environments are also available.

JVNW provides high quality storage and transportation vessels made of stainless steel. Each vessel is designed to the specific customer´s requirements. JVNW builds full scrape vessels with off-set turbines, dual motion full scrape tanks with counter-rotating turbine agitators and bottom sweep mix tanks. Fixed position spray-balls are custom drilled to match each tank and are tested for complete Sterilization-In-Place.

Bonfiglioli Engineering unveiled the brand new SAIL – SMART AUTOMATED INSPECTION LABORATORY for pharmaceutical applications.

Earlier today, Bonfiglioli during the opening hours of this year’s Achema Expo in Frankfurt, Germany unveiled their latest product for the pharma applications. It is capable of performing multiple in line inspections on the same package container. By design it features in line leak detection, visual container inspection and laser analysis.

To learn more about the Smart Automated Inspection Laboratory – SAIL give us a call or contact MarkoV@Lsi1.com

Bonfiglioli Engineering will be attending ACHEMA 2018 trade fair.

 

What makes this year exceptional is the world premiere of a revolutionary product in the inspection field, which will enable the pharmaceutical companies and laboratories to reach an unrivaled competitive advantage never seen before, will take place during the exhibition.

You’ll just have to come and visit Bonfig at Booth C70 – Hall 3.1 by following the “Flexible Production” indications to discover the Bonfiglioli Engineering extraordinary innovation of 2018.

More teasers of the product that will be unveiled at the ACHEMA can be found here: http://www.bonfiglioliengineering.com/news/achema-2018

 

 

Fedegari will be exhibiting their latest developments on contamination control to help customers achieving cost-effectiveness with the best performances in pharma manufacturing.

You will be able to see the integration of different Fedegari processes and technologies, as Fedegari has developed fully integrated robotized solutions for different customers world-wide helping them to achieve the best performances and increasing cost-effectiveness.

Be prepared… you will be pleasantly surprised by this exclusive Italian manufacturer, that has prepared a show that you’ll cherish forever.

For this Achema, Bruno has created an exclusive menu for Fedegari. Bruno’s special dishes express his creativity through the quality of carefully selected ingredients: just as Fedegari does, everyday, when we build our engineered process equipment.

See more about Fedegari’s show roadmap at: https://www.achema.fedegari.com/

Curious? Come and visit Fedegari in Frankfurt, Hall 6.1 – Booth B6

 

Lameplast Group, the parent network of LF of America will be settling in Hall 1.1 D48.

Lot of innovations are waiting for you: new primary plastic containers, the brand new models of Pentafill Filling & Sealing Machines, the global services dedicated to pharmaceutical industries and the newest products ready for the distribution.

A great addition to Lameplast’s services is the new filling department for sterile products with fully-automated filling and packaging lines has been opened, set in Boca Raton Florida. The eco-friendly department has been built according to the best process technologies available, and is currently being reviewed for FDA compliance. The new US based camp should be an exact copy of the Italy based contract filling facility that houses a ISO 5 compliant cleanroom, suitable for aseptic automated filling in their COC Farmaceutici plant in Modena, Italy.

LF is an exceptional company and what makes them unique on the market is the fact that they offer Product Development as part of their services. The actual in lab product development main intent is to improve the flow and specification of the product by customizing it to fit the packaging and delivery method emphasized by LF & Lameplast.

Don’t’ miss them!

 

Bonfiglioli at IPACK IMA 2018

At the upcoming tradeshow, the IPACK IMA 2018 in Milan, Italy starting tomorrow May 29 Bonfiglioli Engineering will present their innovations in leak detection machinery. The Bonfiglioli Engineering range of non-destructive machines offers 100% Inline and offline leak detection for bottles, doy packs, food cans, ready meals and stick packs using Force Decay, Lid Deflection Vacuum and Pressure Decay methods. Solutions are available also for Automatic Visual Inspection of containers and Headspace Gas Analysis for MAP Packages.

Bonfiglioli’s products have broad applications and are huge contributors to the ever improving food safety challenge. This package integrity validation technology has been developed by Bonfig to address the growing need of the industry to validate the integrity of a package prior to food packing. Initially, the focus was on hot dog and sausage packages, but updated regulations are now being targeted to several other package formats, including bacon, sliced meats, cheese, and other forms of vacuum formed packages.

Leak detection machinery is not a simple technology, but a combination of various technologies dependent on the requirement. Vacuum, vision, and several other sensor technologies can be integrated to detect seal contamination, leaks, pin-holes, and other elements leading to loss of package integrity.

Food package inspection is typically a pass/fail selection, but in some cases such as the FDA 21 CFR Part 11, statistical information can be gathered and reported to determine online or offline process improvements. Rejected packages are typically not packed and flow through the system into totes or exit conveyors.

 

Stop by Bonfiglioli’s booth HALL 5 – BOOTH C17 at the IPACK expo at Rho Fierro Milano if you happen to be touring across Europe or contact us if you need help to solve your food packing integrity needs!

FCDV – Bio decontamination unit – Fedegari Group

 

The Fedegari Bio – Decontamination unit (FCDV) is a reliable, flexible solution for equipment not suitable for thermal sterilisation. Easy validation and process optimisation via the Thema 4 system enables our customers the peace of mind that the Fedegari FCDV is the first choice in bio-decontamination. It comes pre-equipped with the built-in FHPV- Fedegari Hydrogen Peroxide vaporizer most popular for its antibacterial, antimycotic and antiviral properties, that are well known and scientifically documented.

 

With the FCDV bio decontamination unit you can bring inside the clean rooms all those products and instruments that cannot be thermally sterilized. Surface bio decontamination of the load is carried out with vaporized hydrogen peroxide – H2O2.

Among the most reliable sporicidal agents, vaporized hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is nowadays one of the most popular.

 

This machinery will be exhibited at the Achema – 11th – 15th June –  Hall 6.1 – Booth B68.

 

Please contact our representatives for more information or presentation of the key features of this equipment

 

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LF at Interphex

 

Thank you for stopping by LF’s Booth at the Interphex.

 

Pharmaceutical packaging machinery provides quick and efficient solutions for preparing cosmetic, health and beauty, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical products for distribution.

The newest pharmaceutical packaging equipment actually combines filling, sealing, and packaging into one system. As such, packaging industry leader LF of America is now the complete source for all contract filling and packaging services.

And the latest improvements to our pharmaceutical packaging machinery only further separates us from our competitors as the perfect partner for all kinds of companies.

For custom unit-dose packaging to filling cosmetics, health and beauty, OTC, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical products, visit LF of America website.

https://www.lfofamerica.com/

Interphex 2018

 

We are proud to announce the presence of our manufacturers to this years Interphex Expo that’s taking place this week at the Javits Center in New York City.

INTERPHEX has proven to be the place to find all of the State-of-the-Art Solutions you need to Cost Effectively Develop and Manufacture Quality Product. INTERPHEX is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”

 

If you are planning on attending this tradeshow please take note of our manufacturers Booths and the equipment that they will be exhibiting on the show.

 

Bahnson Environmental Specialties, LLC. – Raleigh, NC
Presenting their complete line of Walk-In and Reach-In Controlled Environmental Chambers designed for diverse pharmaceutical applications including HEPA Filtered Cold Rooms, modular and traditional Clean Rooms, Stability Chambers exceeding ICH guidelines and high capacity -75°C Cascade low temperature storage chambers. BES will present information on 3  of their unique High Volume Freezer designs for the biorepository storage market that allow reduced dependence on small unitary freezers.

Come see Bahnson at Booth: 1945

 

LF of America, the US subsidiary of Lameplast group is going to exhibit at INTERPHEX 2018!

Lameplast Group is a worldwide leading manufacturer of plastic containers for the pharmaceutical and personal care industries. With more than 35 years of experience and a US branch located in Florida, the companies of Lameplast Group offer true turn-key solutions including the supplying of fully-automated semi-automated filling and sealing machines.

See their machinery and get some packaging samples at their BOOTH: 2364

Cozzoli Machine Company will be exhibiting at INTERPHEX 2018.

As a single source provider for individual components to fully integrated lines, they offer production solutions for every application, from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, e-liquid, health, beauty aids, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, paint and industrial products. Featured machines include the RPF8 Rotary Piston Filler, the FSV50 Mini Monoblock, the GW24 Ampule/Vial Batch Washer, and the PF2-IS powder filler. Cozzoli will also be showing their tabletop F400XSS Liquid Filler.

Stop by to see our latest technology in Booth 2805

To set up a booth meeting, please contact Cozzoli at (732) 564-0400 or sales@cozzoli.com. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Claim a free pass for the exhibition HERE!

 

Bonfiglioli Engineering – Quality Control Solutions

Next week in Indiana, accompanied by Bonfiglioli Engineering, we’ll proudly exhibit our comprehensive range of solutions in the field of Headspace gas analysis, Visual inspection and Leak detection solutions.

Headspace Gas Analysis is a relatively new technology to the pharmaceutical industry though it has been well proven in the wine making industry for many years to ensure quality. This technology is non-destructive, non-intrusive and does not contact the product. It can be utilized to quantify a sterile containers physical condition by evaluating its gas headspace including partial pressure, Oxygen concentration or moisture concentration. The laser beam is then passed through the headspace of the container and a sensor evaluates if the laser beam was degraded through absorption by the presence of O2 or moisture in the headspace. This information is compared to the original laser beam power and yields comparative results.

Visual inspection is a mandatory practice for injectable manufacturers to guarantee both quality and patient safety. The finished products must be inspected to identify and reject visible foreign matter contaminated parenteral containers and units displaying defects that could potentially affect product quality. There are companies on the market that still rely on manual visual inspection that is prone to mistakes especially with detecting clear and see thru contaminants in the liquids. Even the most comprehensive and well trained personnel is succumb to errors. Unfortunately injectables and other human consumables aren’t areas we’d like to take risks.

Bonfiglioli Engineering provides dedicated solutions in the markets of Food & Beverage, Plastic, Metal Cans & Tubes, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals & Cosmetics, Aerosol and more, effectively meeting all industrial needs with state of the art technology, including non destructive solutions such as Leak Detection, Visual Inspection and Headspace Gas Analysis, apt for laboratories as well as in-line container integrity testing.

Bonfiglioli Engineering is a part of the TASI Group, the World Leader in leak test and inspection.

Get in touch with our product engineers so they can accommodate a meeting and a live demo on the equipment you might want to see in action.