Expert Environmental Solutions by Bahnson

Bahnson Environmental Specialties designs and fabricates a diverse product line of controlled environment chambers that create a precise environment for clients’ research, development and manufacturing processes. 

Various standard and custom sizes serve as Walk-In Cold Rooms and Walk-In Freezers including Walk-In Ultra Low Freezers and Vaccine Storage Chambers.

Walk-In Environmental Rooms include Walk-In Temperature and Humidity Chambers, Walk-In Warm Rooms, Walk-In Incubators, ICH Stability Rooms and Shelf Life Study Chambers.

HEPA Filtered Clean Cold Rooms, HEPA Filtered Clean Warm Rooms, Growth Chambers, Shelf Lighted Rooms, Dry Rooms and Low Humidity Dry Rooms are included in our Walk-In Environmental Chamber Series. Custom Walk-In Environmental Room applications include Test chambers, Cascade Low Temperature Freezers for critical long term storage and archival storage rooms and vaults.

Next, Bahnson provides full mechanical services, including hygienic piping, process piping, HVAC and plumbing for Life Sciences operations throughout the United States. In the mid 1990s Bahnson developed and implemented its quality assurance program to support the company’s fabrication and field construction activities for the installation of piping systems within the guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) evolving from this effort have enabled Bahnson to execute projects effectively and consistently producing high quality levels in a wide range of installations over the past several years.

Today, Bahnson continues to pursue contracts with complex mechanical systems including sophisticated process and high purity piping systems requiring the highest levels of quality assurance, project management, safety awareness, and financial capability.

BES offers a complete package of services for our chambers as well as other chamber manufacturers and laboratory equipment.

Located throughout the country, our service technicians have the training and expertise required to ensure that your equipment is always performing at its best.

We understand the criticality of your equipment and have a 24 hour Emergency Service Hotline.

Bahnson Environmental Services include:

  • Pre-Sales Support
  • Architectural Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical/Controls Design
  • Project Management
  • Field Installation
  • Validation & Qualification
  • Preventive Maintenance & Calibration
  • Emergency Service & Repair
  • Technical Support
  • Parts Distribution

To learn more about or service capabilities, please contact us at  800-829-5741

Save On Cozzoli Parts This Summer

It’s that time of year again! To celebrate we are offering a Summer Parts Special to get your Cozzoli and MRM/Elgin machines running in peak condition!

  • 10% discount on parts for your summer shutdown
  • Discounts on preventive maintenance
  • Consultation service call comped when recommended action taken*

Our Customer Service Department can schedule performance evaluations and get you the best deal on commonly used machine parts.

  • Preventative maintenance with one time evaluation or regular scheduled inspections
  • Restorative maintenance including improvements, upgrades, wear part replacement, and parts repair or re-conditioning
  • Operational & maintenance training for new employees and refresher courses for experienced technicians

*Some restrictions may apply

CONTACT US TODAY!

Give us a call at 800-829-5741

Torque Testers in the Chemical Industry

Many chemical products are sold in spray bottles which must withstand corrosive chemicals. These bottles often use a trigger handle for dispersion, which can produce interesting torque challenges. The unique combinations of bottle and cap in the chemical industry may consist of push and turn, dispensing, snap top, child resistant, or squeeze and turn closures.

Mesa’s universal tooling approach offers solutions for all of these combinations. Our torque testers are also built to withstand corrosive chemicals that may come in contact with the tester, and are capable and built to handle oversized, uniquely shaped bottles.

To learn more about which Mesa Torque Tester is right for your chemical products, contact our office and request to speak with some of our torque product specialists.

Challenges

Spray bottle and other unique bottle/cap combinations can make torque verification and analysis a challenging proposition for this industry, but Mesa’s universal tooling approach offers solutions for these unique situations. Our Torque testers built to withstand corrosive chemicals which may come in contact with the tester. Mesa’s testers are also capable and built to handle oversized, and uniquely shaped bottles, which are prevalent in the chemical industry.

With a highly sensitive strain gage-based torque transducer, a 2000 CPR rotary encoder and proprietary pressure controlled cap and bottle gripper designs, our servo-driven automated torque tester can accurately detect both small and large changes in the torque and angle during the removal of a closure.

When tamper evident caps are used just knowing the release torque is not always enough, often knowing the torque required to break the bands is desired. Using a rotation driven release both the thread break and the band break can be measured. (See pg. 45 of ST-120S operator manual for info on how to set this up).

With the ability to deliver and measure up to 88 lbf.in (10 Nm) of torque, we can find and report the torque it takes to strip out the threads when tightening your containers closure.

Used to tighten a cap to a precise torque. Not often used by itself, aside from an evaluation or validation of a capping process, it can also be combined with the release testing for nondestructive testing as well as fatigue and accelerated aging testing.

Cozzoli CR Series liquid filling for pharmaceuticals

Cozzoli’s Model CR200/400 provides continuous-motion filling and stoppering of liquid pharmaceuticals. Offering production speeds up to 200 and 400 containers per minute respectively, this machine performs with outstanding volumetric accuracies of +\-0.5% of fill volume, or better, with either full or partial insertion of stoppers.

FEATURES

Production and cost saving features include compact size, machine taking up less than 46 sq. ft. of floor space, quick and easy changeover, and a vibratory bowl handling stopper sizes of 13 to 20mm or 20 to 28mm. When used with laminar flow, the CR400’s open flow-through design of the central star-wheel significantly lowers particle counts to well under GMP standards for use in Class 100 cleanrooms. This microprocessor controlled machine features a stainless steel exterior with all liquid contact parts fabricated of 316 stainless steel and medical grade silicone to accommodate sterile requirements. It also provides missing container, make-up and back-up detection systems.

OPERATING PRINCIPLE

Containers enter the machine via the infeed conveyor, where they are transported single file into a Delrin timing screw where they are precisely spaced into star wheel pockets. Containers are then transferred into a larger main starwheel where the filling operation occurs. After filling, containers travel to the exit starwheel for stopper positioning and insertion. The continuous motion handling of the containers reduces machine wear, and provides for gentle handling of the containers.

STANDARD FEATURES

Syringe Assemblies Nozzle Assemblies Tygon Tubing 1 Set of Vial Change Parts Vibratory Bowl Stopper Feed Assembly Stopper Delivery Assembly Valve Assemblies Down Vial Eliminator Upstream Make Up Sensor System Downstream Back Up Sensor System Electronic Digital Rate Indicator (LED) 9′ Center to Center Conveyor Assembly 303/304 Stainless Steel Exterior Construction Microprocessor Control DC Machine Drive NEMA 4, 220V, 60Hz, 1 Ph Electrical Full Color Operator Panel Password Protected Operating Parameters

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Lexan Enclosure
  • Additional Change Parts
  • Additional Nozzle Sizes
  • Ethernet PLC Upgrade

Contact the Life Scientific, Inc. Project specialists for further information regarding the latest updates and quotes of the liquid filling solutions for pharmaceuticals

Vetromeccanica – Solution for all Conveyance needs

VETROMECCANICA , founded in 1992, has its Headquarters in Provazzano (Parma) the core of the Italian Packaging Industry. 

From the very beginning, it has been our passion, for delivering customized solutions tailored on the real needs of all our clients, that leaded us. 

Nowadays, this passion guides our R&D department in designing and blueprinting our system solutions and in looking for the best components and raw materials available on the World market.  

Our very specific Know-how united with our focus on our clients needs made us the professionals in delivering customized automatic conveying solutions. 

Our plants for beverage & food, chemicals, personal and health care, cosmetics sectors are specifically designed to optimize the production process and, meanwhile, reduce at the lowest possible level the energy consumption. 

Our conveying systems differs from others because they increase the real plant efficiency. 
We are a major player in more than 70 Countries thanks to our care for details, our capability to offer a 360° service, our skilled customer-care department.

Contact our office for more information and project assessments of your conveyance needs.

Introduction to Single Dose Packaging

The introduction of single dose packaging has become a breakthrough across a diverse variety of applications and industries. Single dose packaging, also known as unit dose packaging, has given hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and patients more control over their medication while simultaneously reducing waste. It’s also become a popular commodity used by cosmetic manufacturers due to its small, easy to carry unit size.

So what makes unit dose packaging such an innovative development in the packing field? What benefits does single dose packaging provide companies and how is it best utilized? The purpose of this article is to answer these questions thoroughly while covering the many advantages incorporating unit dose packaging in various applications. Keep reading to learn why a unit dose delivery system might be perfect for your product.

Advantages of Single Dose Packaging

As implied by its name, a single dose package safely holds a single premeasured unit of a particular medicine or substance. Having a dose already measured out eliminates the possibility of human error while adding convenience for the user during application. Moreover, its materials are made of eco-friendly bioplasticfrom 100% renewable sources, reducing our dependence on diminishing resources and lessening waste.

The advantages of single dose packaging in clinical and hospital settings are as follows:

  • Improved application accuracy for patients and personnel
  • Reduction in waste and unnecessary bottles and containers
  • Barcodes that identify each individual dose
  • Easily identifying tampered or broken packages
  • Patient is only responsible for exact doses delivered
  • Simple electronic documentation capabilities

There is an obvious advantage for people to have their medication already measured out prior to administration. There are, however, also other advantageous benefits that have since become widely utilized by other forward-thinking businesses in a wide range of other industries. Because of its diverse functionality, unit dose packaging is also now commonly found utilized in cosmetics, OTC products, veterinary and animal care, and even diagnostics.

More Single Dose Packaging Applications:

In cosmetics, health and beauty products are often handed out as samples for consumers to try. Utilizing the convenient size and protection of unit dose packaging, handing out lotion, gel, perfume, or other samples in an easy-to-carry, premeasured package has never been more effective. Similarly, diagnostic test kits in single dose containers eliminate potential human error while increasing the convenience for personnel.

As more businesses discuss the benefits of incorporating innovative packaging into their brand, surely even more uses will continue to develop. One such recent market that has grown to embrace its advantages is packaging for CBD products. If you, too, believe unit dose packaging might be right for your product or application, contact us today. We’ll gladly assist you and tell you how to receive some free samples filled with your product. Call 800-829-5741

PDA Conference: Learn the latest in testing innovations

Bonfiglioli Engineering, is delighted to announce its participation at PDA Europe Parenteral Packaging Conference, that will be held on March 19-20 2019 at the beautiful location of Hilton Molino Stucky in Venice, Italy.

The conference brings together industry and regulatory experts to share their experiences, new developments, regulatory considerations, trends and best practices in the field of parenteral drugs.

During the 2 days event, Bonfiglioli Engineering will welcome you at tabletop # 9 and at the  scientific poster session to discover the latest innovations in non destructive, non invasive Container Closure Integrity Testing, Visual Inspection and Headspace Gas Analysis for Laboratory and In-line pharmaceutical packaging markets solutions.

The equipment is also available for demos in the US so get in touch with our sales reps and we’ll make sure to include you in our meeting agenda.

Vetromeccanica’s TableTop system – Conveyor of Peerless flexibility

Vetromeccanica is well known and widely respected for their Table Top conveyance systems. Their TableTop conveyor system offers a versatile design, which makes it a popular conveyor system suited for a wide range of high-speed production environments. Their TableTop conveyor systems are built to work almost anywhere in your production line.

Known for their quick deliver time, fast and easy install and cheap operational fees, Vetro’s Table top systems provide the biggest bang for the buck.

The flat top plates are stronger than modular belting and transport items through production more efficiently and safely.

TableTop conveyors have excellent flexibility for production line layouts, being suitable for curves or changes in elevation, thus streamlining factory operations.

The flexibility often stands out when a production line needs a versatile solution that can serve your transporting, merging, diverting or accumulation problems.

Key Features of the standard Bench Top / Table Top conveyance models:

  • Low friction values
  • High resistance to wear
  • Low noise level
  • Wide chain applications
  • Stronger chain configurations
  • Easily integrate with existing systems
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Clean
  • Small Foot Print

Get in touch with our office now and schedule a call or a meeting help us better understand your conveyance needs, so we can estimate your project challenges up to the tiniest detail.

The most versatile testing solution available

The SAIL is Bonfiglioli’s new automated inspection laboratory for different container types, sizes, and content bringing together CCIT, AVI and HGA technologies is an all-in-one machine that is suitable for in-process control, clinical trials, and laboratory use.

HIGHLIGHTS

 SAIL modular structure provides adequate flexibility upon all 3 of testing technologies:

– AVI (Automatic Visual Inspection)/ SAVI a collection of images is acquired using high resolution matrix cameras under designed illumination conditions.

– CCIT (Container Closure Integrity Testing) non-destructive integrity testing in packages by Vacuum Decay Method.

– HGA (Headspace Gas Analysis) inspection process is based on the Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) method which accurately quantifies gaseous concentration levels.

• All in one Industry 4.0 based
   laboratory
• Ergonomic workstation
• Scientific and objective inspection
• 100% traceability
• Time & cost saving

SAIL modular structure provides adequate flexibility for all 3 testing technologies:

– AVI (Automatic Visual Inspection) /SAVI

– CCIT (Container Closure Integrity Testing)

– HGA (Headspace Gas Analysis)

The testing methods conform to current pharmaceutical regulations, such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11USP General Chapter <790>ASTM F2338-09USP General Chapter <1207>EU Annex 15 and GMP requirements.

Contact our offices today to learn more about the SAIL.

CLEANING GUIDELINES VALVE ASSEMBLES AND SYRINGES

Regularly scheduled preventive maintenance minimizes downtime and assures trouble-free operation!M

Cozzoli’s exclusive sliding valve assemblies and precision honed syringes are mated for life and operate as matched sets on liquid fillers.

Each set is engraved with matching serial numbers that correspond accordingly. It’s important never to mix up or interchange designated serial numbers with other valves and syringes, as damage and poor operational permanence will result.

DISASSEMBLE AND ASSEMBLE

When disassembling, always withdraw the piston in a straight, horizontal line in reference to the valve or the syringe body.

Reverse this procedure to assemble.

Never use force, as it will cause the components to jam.

BEFORE USING

Before the initial use of valve assemblies and syringes, clean and rinse with a solution of soap and water, then flush thoroughly with clean water.

Place them on a lint-free cloth or paper.

Do not allow components to come in contact with contaminants or other metal parts after cleaning.

AFTER USING

Product should not be allowed to dry in the valves and syringes since it could cause them to score or seize.

Always disassemble them and clean properly with an appropriate solution that will remove product.

A bristle brush with a plastic center may be used. Blow dry components thoroughly to ensure that they are free of foreign particles and watermarks. When autoclaving, be sure that the piston is removed from the valve or syringe body.

WHILE IN OPERATION

Valves and syringes should never run dry while in operation. Either product or water must be present.

HANDLE WITH CARE

Proper valve and syringe handling is essential. Dropping, hammering on or restraining them in a vise may damage and render them inoperable.

PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

Check action of valve and piston within syringe cylinder to ensure smooth performance prior to installing on filler.

STORAGE

Between uses, valves and syringes to be stored wrapped in a lint-free cloth or paper.

This is necessary to avoid contamination and contact with other metal components.

Contact our offices to learn more about Cozzoli Machine Company and their comprehensive product line.

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