MEET THE RISING DEMAND Due to COVID-19!

In the grips of the Coronavirus outbreak COVID-19 testing is more important than ever, and many companies such as yours need help keeping up with growing demands. Our semi-automatic filler F400X and capper SC50T (for screw capping/crimping) are IN STOCK for immediate delivery. Also perfect for COVID-19 testing is our fully automatic RFPC, which can fill, plug/stopper and cap (or aluminum crimp seal) on one machine frame. Count on our 100 years’ experience serving customers like you!

Once a vaccine for the Coronavirus is developed it will be imperative to fill these vaccines and get them to market as quickly as possible. We can work with you now to give you a head start! Our F329HE/MVP combo (specifically designed to fill and stopper Hypak syringes) is ideal for injectable vaccines filled at moderate speeds (one tub of syringes can be filled in 35 seconds). Currently, we have the MVP stoppering system (which provides reliable semi-automatic batch insertion of stoppers, plungers or plugs into filled containers) IN STOCK for quick delivery.

Our ampoule filling FPS Series is also ideal for filling vaccines and can fill and seal ampoules at a rate of 15-120 ampoules per minute.

The Cozzoli product line provides a variety of solutions to help you meet the rising demand for COVID-19 testing. Additionally, our machines will let you fill not only future vaccines for COVID-19 but also drugs that will alleviate the many pre-existing conditions and ailments that have arisen and/or worsened due to COVID-19.

We are confident that we will ultimately triumph over this disease together, and we look forward to hearing from you so that together we can begin working on a solution that meets your and your customers’ needs.

Call us today so we can partner with you in solving your and your customers’ challenges.

Vetromeccanica Plant Fully Operational

Dear Customers/Suppliers/Partners, we would like to inform you that Vetromeccanica conveying systems, their corporate offices, and their production unit remains open, despite the COVID – 19 outbreak.

Vetromeccanica has activated all the precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety and safe working space of their Employees, in compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree 11/03/2020 and the WHO guidelines.

The production and the processing of the new orders proceed without any delay. However, any international requests, requests outside of Italy, may be subject of delay due to additional checks and inspections by the border and customs authorities.
For any further information please contact our commercial department at LSI.

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.

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.

LF of America – Liquid Contract Fillers

Hiring the right contract fillers can have a major effect on your business’ and product’s success. Whether your company is marketing a new cosmetic item or looking to rebrand an older OTC pharmaceutical, its success will rely heavily on meeting consumer needs. 

When it comes to exceptional contract filling and packaging services, LF of America is your business’ premier choice. The following article will highlight some of our services. If you have any further questions or would like to speak with a contract filling and packaging expert, please contact LF of America today. 

As experienced and reputable contract fillers, LF of America performs all our contract filling services at our cutting edge facility in Boca Raton, FL. We use the latest liquid filling machines and specialize primarily in unit dose packaging systems.

Injection molding technology is able to safely fill both large and small packages on a small to large production scale. Despite the diverse size production scales, we are able to eliminate risks including overheating liquid products while practicing eco-friendly standards. 

In addition to being accomplished contract fillers, we also provide a diverse variety of companies with contract packaging services. These services allow businesses with OTC products, liquid pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, health/beauty products, and other liquid products to utilize a reliable packaging system.

LF of America specializes in a vast number of different packaging types, including wand tubes, bottles with droppers, dual chamber bottlesbellow bottles, and more. We also offer innovative unit-dose packaging systems and can even provide a company with custom packaging manufacturing.

Every aspect of the product containers and vials are designed with the products they will hold in mind. Companies can also consult our packaging experts to find or design the best container for your product. 

If you are interested in learning more about receiving a packaging sample or wish to request a free estimate, please call 800-829-5741.

Program Your Torque Tester and Get Two Peak Values?

If you would like to program your torque tester and be able to get two distinctive peak torque values (thread break torque and Tamper Evident Band (TEB) break torque), the ST-120S or the ST-S3 torque testers can be programmed as follows:

  1. Associate a product name with the test recipe.
  2. Set the test mode to “Release”.
  3. Set the cycle count to 2. In the first cycle, the machine will measure the peak of the thread break. In the second cycle, the machine will measure the peak of the tamper-evident band (TEB) break.
  4. On the second “Test Setting” screen, set the “rotation speed” to 20rpm, the “release torque limit” to 20lbfin, the “starting torque” to 10%, the “torque ramp” to 30s, and the “method” to the rotation.
  5. Set the “rotation limit” to 250 degrees. Starting with a tight cap (applied torque >10lbfin), the thread break torque can be measured under 30 degrees. However, there is a single rotation limit setting, so the torque limit should be set reasonably close to the peak of the TEB break torque. After a few experimental cycles, the desired rotation limit is 200-250 degrees.
  6. To give the operator time for manually documenting the thread break (1st cycle), go in the Setup/Timers submenu and set the “New Cycle” delay to 5s.
  7. Alternatively, when a computer is capturing data from the machine the new cycle delay can be set to 00:00:50 (500ms).

Click here to view a step-by-step demonstration of this programming.

Check out Mesa’s new website – features for improved navigation

Mesa is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website: mesalabs.com 

The goal of the new website is to provide better overall functionality and a more user-friendly experience. In addition, they’ve centralized most of the existing secondary websites (subdomains) over to mesalabs.com. This will give you more clear and direct access for navigating Mesa’s site better.

The launch of the new website includes the following new additions:

Products and services: Access these in the What We Do tab at the top menu bar or by using our search filter feature located at the upper left of each page. 

Technical resources and documents: Find these at the Documentation tab in the top menu bar. There is a new filtering feature, which allows for easier accessibility.

Documentation includes:

  • User Manuals and Instructions
  • Warranty and Services Information
  • Certification
  • Certificates of Analysis
  • Certificates of Conformity
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Forms (Orders, Returning Goods, etc.)
  • and more…

In case you need to talk with Mesa, contact technical support or find a distributor, this is accessible at the top of the site from the menu bar under “Contact”. 

We’re confident the new site will enhance your experience with Mesa and be a valuable resource as it continues to evolve.

As always, if you need to contact our reps for any torque inquiries, do not hesitate to connect with us.

Fedegari AFTER-SALES Support

After the sale of each machine, Fedegari supports customers by means of a widely distributed network of local maintenance centers that have real-time access to the data related to individual equipment.

Qualitech and New Inox are the service companies that provide technical and working staff. Their personnel is trained constantly at Fedegari and are capable of supporting local maintenance centers and to perform any installation, maintenance or training in every part of the world, 365 days a year.

Among after-sales activities, the most valuable service is unquestionably the optimization of customer manufacturing processes. Here, the great experience of the most qualified technicians allows improving the overall process performances, achieving appreciable cost-effectiveness and allowing to utilize in the best possible way the high technological features of Fedegari machines.

This activity represents the true completion of customers’ investment and permits our machines to express all their potential.

Still time to Revamp Your old Bonfiglioli Engineering Machine

Your old machinery can be upgraded with the latest generation technology to increase machine life and achieve higher performance in terms of productivity, include remote access & increase autonomy of maintenance; all of this with no downtime?

Bonfiglioli Engineering, the worldwide leader in quality control solutions, continuously supports its clients to update their equipment with the most advanced solutions available in the field: UPGRADE III.

UPGRADE III is the substitution of all obsolete or phased out parts of the machine, for both hardware & software, with new latest generation material that is readily available in the market, including microprocessor, PLC, UPGRADE III Invertor and electrical board.

UPGRADE III offers many new features designed to improve functionality, accessibility, and reporting. Here are the reasons why you should upgrade your machinery:

  • LONGER MACHINE LIFE
  • REDUCED COSTS
  • NO DOWNTIME
  • AUTONOMY IN MAINTENANCE
  • REMOTE ACCESS
  • INDUSTRY 4.0 SYSTEM COMPLIANCY

Customized maintenance contracts complete with worldwide dedicated technical services are also available to meet the specific customer’s requirements.

Discover the solution most suitable for you!

Contact us to receive your personal quotation: 800-829-5741

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