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.

Self Adhesive Labeling Solution

The S150 is a fully automatic, self-adhesive labelling system for the application of paper and clear self-adhesive labels to a wide range of products including cylindrical, rectangular, square or oval containers, in glass, plastic or composite materials. The S150 range is designed for maximum versatility, offering the capability to label containers from 10mm dia. to 150mm dia. with minimal change parts.

The S150 has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the international pharmaceutical industry and the requirements of all the industry’s regulatory bodies, including the FDA, but is equally suited to other industries where flexibility, high speed accuracy and reliability are pre-requisites.

A variable speed roller at the infeed spaces the containers entering the machine. Each individual container is detected at the labelling point as it passes a sensor, at which point the label feed is activated. The leading edge of the label is driven off the backing web at a linear speed that matches the container speed; this ensures smooth, accurate placement on the container surface. The container, gripped between an applicator drum and presser pad, is controlled as the label is pressed firmly in place, ensuring high registration accuracy.

Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Interlocked guarding
  • cGMP design
  • Stepper motor drive for label web
  • Straight label arm, adjustable in all axes
  • Full variable speed drives
  • Handwheel adjustment
  • Left or right label formats available
  • Simple container change, usually without change parts
  • Accurate label placement
  • Colour touch screen display
  • Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC controls

Options

  • Hot foil, thermal, laser and inkjet printing options
  • Missing overprint detector
  • Missing label detector
  • Bar code reading systems
  • Vision Systems
  • Rotary infeed & outfeed tables
  • Secondary presser unit
  • Reject station for missing label, faulty/missing overprint and a barcode with reject verification
  • Validation documentation package and implementation
  • Easisplice 470 module enables reel changes without labeling downtime
  • Queue switch control

Contact us at 800-829-5741 to acquire further information about our labelling solutions.

Quality Control for the Chemicals and Personal Care industry

The RLD 220 Leak Tester is a 100% In-line Machine for Non-Invasive, Non-Destructive Integrity Inspection at high production speed for empty containers (such as Pails, Composite Cans, 3 Pieces Cans, 2 Pieces Cans, Metal Canning; Plastic Bottle; General Container).

This machine has the following highlights:

  • Zero alteration of container features
  • High machine adaptability & stability
  • Easy management
  • Low energy consumption
  • Low & Ease of maintenance: free access to all moving parts
  • Industry 4.0 Environment compliant

The technical features of this equipment are:

  • Container Application: Pails, Composite Cans, 3 Pieces Cans, 2 Pieces Cans, Metal Canning; Plastic Bottle, General Container
  • Container Dimensions: From Ø52x 34 mm (h) to Ø158 x 300 mm (h)
  • Speed: Up to 800 CPM
  • Technology: CCIT
  • Inspection Features: Non-Invasive, Non-Destructive CCIT based on Vacuum or Pressure Decay Method
  • Inspection Capabilities: Micro leaks detection

Container Closure Integrity Testing is a non-destructive measurement technology based on the Vacuum Decay Method or Pressure Decay Method (in case of a container with a small neck) performed while the package itself is held within a hermetically sealed test chamber.

Vacuum Decay test measures the loss of vacuum inside the testing chamber as a result of headspace gas leakage from the package.

Pressure Decay measurement system comprises applying a pressure differential into an airtight testing group enclosing the container. The test objective is to detect container leakages by measuring the reached pressure level as well as the pressure change over test time.

The monitoring of the vacuum or pressure level allows us to identify micro leaks and rejecting the faulty container.

The leak testing machine measurement system is designed to identify the presence of leaks on containers due to: (micro) holes, inappropriate sealing, and cracks.

Contact us today to find the most applicable solution to your process needs.

Why should Mesa Labs perform your calibration?

Since Mesa Laboratories are the ones that made your machine, they’re the best ones to calibrate it. Unlike 3rd party calibration labs that may lack familiarity with our testers, our technicians have the most intimate understanding of proper calibration techniques. This means we can ensure that your torque tester will be optimized for the best possible performance and most accurate data.

There are two ways to get your device calibrated:

  • Send it in

Send your equipment back to us for calibration or repair by downloading the RGA form below, and including it in your shipment.

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  • On-Site

Let us come to you! Simply fill out the form below and we’ll give you a quote for us to perform on-site calibration or repair at your facility.

Keep in mind that regular calibration ensures that you’re getting the most accurate results which can greatly improve your ROI and avoid production loss and costly recalls. We recommend calibration be performed at least every 12 months.

What does a Mesa Labs calibration include?

During our standard calibration procedure, we calibrate the display to both clockwise and counterclockwise directions and check the linearity with 4 different torque standards. After calibrating your torque tester, we prepare a NIST traceable certificate for you.

The workflow concept for both calibration service options is as follows:

  • A thorough inspection of your analyzer
  • Make sure it meets all original specs
  • Clean the analyzer and the area immediately around it
  • Inspect all tooling and accessories
  • Complete all paperwork and certification documents
  • Review any questions with your operator(s)

Contact us today for any questions or requests regarding your cap torque needs.

Fedegari Improves Worldwide Customer Service

A master plan of expansion and digital transformation aims to consolidate Fedegari presence worldwide focusing on customer satisfaction through knowledge sharing

“Our continuous growth has led us to create a new expansion plan to support our customers worldwide and consolidate our business development strategy. Aiming to provide excellent customer service in more than 100 countries, where our equipment and systems are operating, we are investing in outstanding technical support and in the most advanced manufacturing technologies to offer cost-effective solutions at a global level”, states Giuseppe Fedegari.

According to Fedegari master plan, the company has recently expanded its main manufacturing facilities headquartered in Pavia, Italy with approximately 6 MEUR investments in state-of-the-art machinery to support an industrial strategy with a 4.0 approach. This includes automated warehouses, laser- and waterjet-cutting machines, a new punch press and other machinery. Fedegari is focusing on a lean manufacturing strategy and the next phase of investments will include plant automation with new welding robots and surface treatment systems. Over 3 MEUR will be invested in the next phase including the continuous modernization of the sheet processing lines. In the last few years, Fedegari invested approximately 5 MEUR to expand manufacturing, build a new engineering facility, geothermal and photovoltaic plants, water purification systems and various other general infrastructures.

A new 630 m2 technical support complex housing the after-sales division and Qualitech (a service company part of Fedegari Group) has been opened last spring. In June, the subsidiary of Qualitech in Rome has inaugurated the new facilities with over 250 m2 of office space and spare parts warehousing. This way, the company will better support its customers while providing all after-sales services, from installation to validation, in the South of Italy. Through Qualitech, Fedegari offers a wide range of services from installation and startup of machines to qualification, validation and process development up to on-site training.

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