Cozzoli EXCLUSIVE OFFER!

Now until the end of 2018, take advantage of a 15% discount on parts and ensure your Cozzoli and MRM/Elgin machines are in peak condition!

A way to recondition an outdated machine, restoring it to optimum performance at a fraction of the cost and time of purchasing a new machine. We can perform small retrofits through whole overhauls either at your location or in our state of the art facility.

 

Offer Includes

  • 15% discount on parts
  • Discounts on preventative maintenance
  • Consultation service call comped when recommended action is taken

 

Cozzoli currently offers multiple maintenance packages:

  • 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

 

Preventative Maintenance can help limit downtime. Contact us today to set up a one time evaluation or arrange regularly scheduled inspections to check the condition of your machinery.

 

Restorative Maintenance keeps your machines running at maximum efficiency. Our Tech Service Department can advise replacement of wear parts and recommend improvements and/or upgrades. Parts may also be sent in for an estimate of repair/reconditioning.

 

Cozzoli and MRM/Elgin Machines, also offer Operational & Maintenance Training for new employees and refresher courses for experienced technicians. We will provide your team specialized training on your Cozzoli and MRM/Elgin machinery.

 

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

Call 800-829-5741 for more information.

THEMA4: THE SAME TECHNOLOGY BEHIND NASA MISSIONS

The success of Fedegari process control Thema4 is based on the same technology used by NASA for over 20 years: Wind River‘s® real time operational system VXWorks.

For nearly 25 years, Wind River® has provided NASA with the most proven software platform to bring dozens of unmanned systems to space, resulting in some of the most significant space missions in history.

Wind River provides the intelligence that enables these systems to connect data and perform with determinism, precision, and reliability.

Our most demanding customers recognize that only a reliable and accurate control of sterile processing can guarantee the highest perfomances and the safest operations while assuring data integrity.

Fedegari system is:

– not subject to cyber attacks;

– stable over time – considering Fedegari machines life cycle of about 25-30 years;

– a closed system that does not allow to make changes compromising security.

Learn more:

Thema4

Thema4 integration with customers IT network 

 

https://youtu.be/0PWpqmYW-Og

Liquid Packaging Containers For Animal Care

 

The importance of each and every one of the animals in our lives is significant. This means caring for animals in much the same way that we care for ourselves, including veterinary healthcare. To ensure safety, liquid packaging containers for veterinary medication must be closely attended to and treated as carefully as pharmaceutical packaging.

LF of America is proud to be the premier choice in the contract packaging industry, including veterinary contract packaging for products intended for pets, livestock, equine, cattle, and other animal health. All of our available liquid packaging containers for veterinary medicine are designed to ensure maximum safety for the sake of the animal’s health and safety.

The animal prescriptions in veterinary healthcare must be filled and sealed in liquid packaging containers that meet the strict cGMP guidelines and regulations put in place. Learn more about some of the different types of plastic containers suited for veterinary medicine in the article below.

If you are interested in inquiring about the elite veterinary contract packaging solution, click here to read about our featured automatic filling machine for plastic containers.

Types Of Liquid Packaging Containers For Veterinary Use

Veterinarians and animal owners alike understand the varying factors that can make administering animal medication difficult. Though most animal prescriptions have the intended purpose of preventing disease or treating infections, there are plenty of other animal products that help pets in countless ways.

What this leads to is a diverse collection of liquid packaging containers that are uniquely suited to fulfill an intended purpose. For instance, unit dose packaging in veterinary medication makes it simple for someone to administer a pre-filled single dose of liquid medication without the need to measure out the right amount.

It’s also true that many types of veterinary medication require the veterinarian to be able to operate and administer it using only one hand. To address these challenging issues, LF of America provides a full catalog of different liquid packaging containers available in all kinds of colors, shapes, sizes, and designs.

Some packaging examples of animal products and veterinary medication include the following:

  • Eye Care (drops, tear stain removal)
  • Ear Care (cleaner, deodorizer)
  • Flea & Tick Treatment
  • Livestock Treatment
  • Oral / Gum Care
  • Single Dose Medicine
  • Wound Care

Click here for more information about our custom packaging manufacturing service.

Veterinary Contract Filling Solution

LF of America is an established turnkey partner with full veterinary contract filling services available. Our FDA-registered facility is located in Boca Raton, Florida and we are proud to be the only US-based partner of the world-renowned Lameplast Group. We perform our contract filling services using an innovative method that eliminates exposure to heat, reducing the potential for product damage during the packaging process.

Contact LF of America to learn how to go about receiving a free sample of our liquid packaging containers or call us at 800 829 5741 to let us know however else we can help you achieve your veterinary packaging goals.

 

JVNW is now ICC Northwest

We are excited to announce that the #ICC group, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, has stepped in to take over operations of JV NW in Canby, OR. JVNW is now conducting business as a new company: ICC Northwest.

ICC Group is a professional provider of engineering and design-build services for process related industrial clients. ICC provides an expansive portfolio of services, including Automation, Smart 3D design, Green Field Construction and Capacity Expansion for process-driven industrial clients. Additionally, ICC designs, installs and integrates CO2 Recovery Systems. ICC designed and built the Balcones distillery in Texas, the Templeton Rye distillery in Iowa, and have been contracted by Craft Brew Alliance to design-build and is now building the Kona brewery in Hawaii.

ICC’s entrance allows JV NW’s legacy to live on to accomplish an even bigger vision, explore cutting-edge technologies, and offering full engineering packages that will directly benefit clients, their business pursuits, and their bottom line.

ICC has also retained all of JV NW’s trusted, dedicated, and skilled employees as they are the backbone of our industry and are hiring more to serve our clients in a timely fashion.

Our focus now is on starting this new chapter of serving the industry by delivering the highest quality product, creating better opportunities for our employees, being a great partner to our suppliers, and supporting the local community.

For any requests and inquiries for ICC products and services, Please give us a call and we’ll be happ to assist.

How to Properly Calibrate Your Torque Analyzer

 

Cap torque analyzers are an extremely refined set of products that need to be cared for and calibrated on a regular basis to ensure accurate and consistent results. Calibrating these complex machines can be an intimidating process, however there are tried and true steps to follow to improve not only the calibration process, but also the end results.

Why is calibration important?

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.

 

The Five steps to calibrate your torque machine include:

  1. Before beginning calibration, be sure to attach the frame with 1-2 screws to ensure stability.
  2. Insert the pulley into the chuck and rotate the chuck. Make sure the screw is facing a direction that allows the wire to twist 90 degrees and lock the shaft.
  3. “Zero out” any offset and hang the weight slowly and deliberately.
  4. Make sure the weights are still and are not touching anything.
  5. Be sure to calibrate both sides of the machine. This will give you the proper torque read out.

 

To make sure you are consistently getting the most accurate results from your SureTorque products, Mesa Labs recommends yearly calibrations.

To meet your needs, we currently offer 3 different ways to manage your calibration:

  1. On-site calibrations
  2. Send your lab equipment to us
  3. Laboratory calibration kit

Call our offices now to inquire about Mesa’s calibration services.

Join Cozzoli at PACK EXPO 2018

 

We are pleased to announce Cozzoli Machine Company will host a breakfast meeting for our agents at Pack Expo International, October 14, 2018 at 8 am in our booth # S-1525.

Over a catered breakfast, we will review the machines we are exhibiting and discuss updates in resources and procedures at Cozzoli.

Please let us know if you can attend the breakfast meeting through email to John Bell at JBell@Cozzoli.com by September 28, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you at the agent breakfast meeting at Pack Expo 2018!

 

Stop by Booth # S-1252 and talk with members of the Cozzoli team including engineers, sales, technical service and management.

DEVELOPING A PHARMACEUTICAL CLEANING STRATEGY

Cleaning processes are used to remove any product, process-related material and environmental contaminant introduced into equipment as part of the manufacturing stream. Many aspects need to be considered in setting up a cleaning procedure while studying it. The purpose of this e-book is, in fact, to discuss the problems that might be encountered and consequently explain the existing solutions.

 

New requirements are faced by the manufacturers therefore new targets are fixed and the evidence that these are met is shown through successful case studies. This is certainly a multidisciplinary issue that involves various company areas: from “Regulations” to Engineering, from Quality Control lab to Production department. Contributions of all these areas together can lead to a robust and reproducible cleaning process.

 

Cleaning is an essential practice for any pharmaceutical activity. it is impossible to manufacture drugs in dirty conditions, even if soil is not evident. Defining differences between a sterilization and a cleaning treatment is important in order to understand in depth the main problems and peculiarities when defining a cleaning strategy. To sterilize means to destroy or inactivate microorganisms.

 

We know the target and we can define it in terms of a number (CFU/unit) and resistance (D, z). The definition of sterile product/ item (PNSU – Probability of Non-Sterile Unit or SAL – Sterility Assurance Level) is probabilistic but is universally accepted. The kinetics of ordinary sterilization processes are well understood. On the other hand, for a cleaning process, the “enemy” is not defined and in any case can vary on a case-by-case basis: residue of previously processed product, diluents, solvents, various chemicals, lubricants, generic soil, microorganisms, etc.

 

There is no absolute definition of cleanliness. The kinetics of the cleaning procedure is unknown. Consequently, also the definition of “cleaning dose” to be provided is undetermined. In these conditions, even regulatory bodies struggle. Essentially, they allow manufacturers considerable flexibility in establishing their own cleaning specifications. The FDA, for example, does not define methods describing how a cleaning process should be validated. FDA inspectors have to assess the rationale used to set the cleaning limits, making sure that their basis are scientifically justifiable and grounded on adequate knowledge of the materials involved.

Popular New Liquid Packaging Trends in 2018

 

Contract filling and packaging solutions for liquids cover everything from food and non-food substances to over-the-counter (OTC) medications, pharmaceuticals, and more. The large size of different companies in need of these services has introduced new liquid packaging trends that are now being embraced by companies around the world.

Turnkey packaging solutions and multi-layer containers are two such examples commonly found in the current market. Both of these are direct responses to consumer demands and prove that the company selling the product is listening to their customers. Let’s examine all of the latest liquid packaging trends by covering the different benefits each individual trend offers.

The Rise of Turnkey Solutions

Turnkey solutions are becoming the norm for pharmaceutical companies in need of packaging their medications and OTC products. Contract packagers have evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry and their growth is only projected to increase year to year. This is a direct result of their all-in-one services that not only achieve the desired results but at a reduced cost. In other words, it is the better investment for growing companies.

Key benefits include:

  • Cost-reduction
  • Scalability
  • Quality assurance
  • More eco-friendly
  • Maximum value
  • Standard regulation compliance

Tip: Since turnkey solutions are among new liquid packaging trends, more companies are trying to quickly adapt. Choose your turnkey partner by verifying their history and looking for a proven track record of success first.

Creative Custom Packaging Designs

Knowing the consumer market is key when deciding on the package design. For example, organic items have been the preferred choice for consumers across most industries. This preference has revealed a simple pattern in labeling. In essence, the more modest and natural the packaging seems, the more appealing it is to customers.

Other packaging and label preferences include:

  • Functionality (Is it portable/ sealable/ recyclable/ etc.?)
  • Clear / transparency (Can you view the product through the container)
  • Eco-friendly (Does it reduce overall environmental impact)
  • Vintage labeling (Can you revive an older design for nostalgic appeal?)

Tip: The most important aspect to deciding on the packaging design and labeling is to know who you are marketing it to. Bold is not always better and a minimal design strategy can save you money.

Embracing New Technology

The improved capabilities of automated contract filling machines are equally economical and practical. Why potentially risk damaging your product during the filling process when it is unnecessary? The temperature when sealing can damage or negatively affect the product’s quality. Moreover, more companies are in need of small batch product sizes than ever before.

Contract filling services using injection molding technology during the blow, fill, seal process eliminate this risk and new, automated contract filling machines are capable of both full-scale and small batch production. What this means is you can eliminate paying excessive labor costs if you need to.

To learn more about the advantages of contract filling using injection molding, check out Contract Filling Equipment for more information.

 

To discuss these liquid packaging trends or to speak with someone about the advantages of using a turnkey partner connect with us or contact LF of America today.

A member of our team will be more than happy to find the perfect packaging solution that brings your company into its next phase of success.

 

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 in Minnesota

 

We are delighted to announce that as of Monday June 25th we will be travelling around Minnesota accompanied by Bonfiglioli’s Product Specialist Piero Polastri.

Due to the opportunity of our Project Managers being in your close proximity, we strongly encourage you giving us a call and getting your name on our site visits calendar.

 

This Bofiglioli Demo Tour will uncover some insights on the just released new SAIL machine.

The Bonfiglioli Engineering SAIL puts Container Closure Integrity Testing, Visual Inspection and HGA all on one tabletop making it the ideal solution to ensure Quality and Safety of Parenteral Packages and verify:

– Presence of leaks

– Headspace gas content

– Absence of visible foreign materials.

It is suitable for in-process control, clinical trials and laboratory use without altering the container features. Testing is quick, reliable and repeatable, and gives consistent results for a comprehensive batch control.

 

SAIL stands for Smart Automated Inspection Laboraty meaning that the machine is an automated inspection laboratory especially designed to conjugate sensitivity performance, productivity as well as flexibility to inspect different container types, sizes and contents. A single machine designed to provide customers with a comprehensive set of benefits.

 

Based upon the Bonfiglioli Engineering state-of-the-art proprietary technologies, SAIL is fully customizable in order to best meet present and future user needs and cover a wide range of inspection requirements.

It is characterized by complete modularity and flexibility, including one or more stations for Automatic Visual Inspection to perform any kind of foreign particles detection, cosmetic analysis and cap control at 360°. Additionally, it can integrate stations for Vacuum-Decay based CCIT and Laser-Based HGA for Oxygen/Moisture/CO2/ Vacuum level control, thus making this product an all in one inspection solution suitable for various production facilities.

 

If you want to get some early insights on the SAIL machine as well as on other products off the Bonfiglioli Engineering product line get in touch with Joe Skorcz at JoeS@Lsi1.com or 312-545-2164.

 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be first in line to learn more about the newest innovation in the automation inspection for various containers.

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