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.

TRAINING AS A RESOURCE

Over the past few years, Fedegari has shown constant commitment to formation and growth, investing and offering opportunities to young people from Pavia’s area and beyond.

In fact, the company opens its doors to youngsters, proposing wide and different possibilities for formation and training, with the aim of reaching and offering the highest levels of quality and at the same time guaranteeing participants a preparation for both a possible future and inside the company and for a different working perspective in Pavia’s territory in general.

On this basis Fedegari participates and takes part in projects, collaborations and activities aimed at discovering new talents, in order to give them the opportunity to learn about a business context in practical life through the aforementioned formation and training programs.

Through participation in events such as the career day of the University of Pavia, which allow Fedegari to discover, learn and get in touch with new figures, it is possible to set in motion a continuous revolution in which young ones are the main protagonists.

Fedegari has always been very keen on young people and considers their education a fundamental resource for the territory its-self, especially in such a richly international context where it risks being lost.

During the annual Career Day of the University of Pavia, which falls in the month of May, Fedegari presents itself to the students of the various faculties of the University, who, if interested, have the opportunity to leave their CV and thus establish a possible contact with the company.

Also of great importance for the company is the “school-work alternation” project agreed with the Technical Institute G. Cardano of Pavia, with which Fedegari has signed a 3-year collaboration. Thanks to this cooperation, annually, eight students will follow a training course that will accompany them during their last school year. During their time in the company the students will follow two paths: one focused on the welding process and one concerning 3D design techniques.

The ultimate goal of this process is, in addition to the training of students, to insert them and make them understand the mechanisms of a working reality and to explain them how the learnt productive processes intertwine in a generic business context.

Since training is one of the pillars of Fedegari, the company is committed to give its employees the possibility of combining work and school life, allowing them to carry out Masters and to continue with university studies, thus allowing everyone to satisfy your desire for knowledge.

FEDEGARI ACADEMY TRANSFERS KNOWLEDGE TO THE NEW GENERATIONS

Fedegari Academy – Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro – is promoted by Confindustria Pavia in collaboration with Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale G. Cardano of Pavia

“It is crucial to address the demand of the companies for professionally prepared young personnel”, stated Nicola de Cardenas.”With this initiative we want to give them the opportunity to build a professional future here, in our territory”, completed Paolo Fedegari.

On the Morning of May 14th 2019, Confindustria Pavia, The Cardano Institute and Fedegari Group signed the agreement launching the project. It contemplates the promotion of growth paths for the development of transversal skills and guidance. ITIS Cardano is promoting this goal through the recommendation of eight students to Fedegari chosen among the most motivated ones. This indication allowed the young talents to enter immediately the world of work once they conclude their studies at the Institute.

On the other hand, the Fedegari Academy project provided to the students a training course in the areas of “welding” and “mechanical design”. Confindustria Pavia, represented by its reference officer Fabio Fugazza, coordinates the activities and released a certificate of the acquired transversal skills.

“The project is fundamental to enrich the path of young people who want to face the labour market with appropriate preparation and tools. Fedegari is a leading manufacturer of machines and systems for the pharma industry in our territory, with a strong attitude to internationalization and digitization. Our ultimate goal is to engage other member companies to improve the relationship between education and business”, explains Nicola de Cardenas, President of Confindustria Pavia.

Paolo Fedegari wishes this initiative could be an example for other companies in the Province and expects the project to impact positively the entire production system. “Companies in Pavia are looking for prepared young people and are pleased to contribute to the construction of their professional future. Training people means creating a system in which new generations could be motivated and valued. This is part of the recovery process on competitiveness, necessary to our ecosystem”, said Fedegari.

“Students had the opportunity to experience the working environment through this important project” stated Giancarla Gatti Comini, School Principal, supported by Elio Guastalli, tutor in charge of the project. “In addition, during the project, our young talents were able to discover the value of theoretical knowledge acquired so far in class. This practical course motivates students and encourages them to continue studying”, concluded Comini.

“Training is one of the pillars for the growth and development of our territory. The opportunity to collaborate as a technical partner with Confindustria and ITIS Cardano, creating value for the community of Pavia, makes us proud,” said Paolo Fedegari, CEO of Fedegari Group.

“Investing in this relationship is fundamental for those who, like us, believe in the importance of training young people. The agreement signed goes in this direction: a new concept of collaboration to actively contribute to the growth of our resources. We hope this project will inspire many entrepreneurs to believe in the strength of our young people to build the future” added Fedegari.

One of Fedegari strategic goals is to create knowledge and transfer the company know-how to future generations. This project will contribute not only to the growth of our company, but also to the participants and to our region.  Fedegari and SolidWorld provided this group with training courses following the activities of staff, specifically in the “welding” and “mechanical design” areas. 

Last July 11th, the eight students concluded the first part of the training course at Fedegari Academy organized in collaboration with Confindustria Pavia. They presented the pressure vessels entirely designed, manufactured and inspected by themselves in Fedegari headquarters. A great experience to be continued after summer. 

Register for the upcoming Bonfiglioli Engineering Webinar of April 29th

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Register for the upcoming Bonfiglioli Engineering Webinar of April 29th

“Aftermarket Department: Making Customer Service a High Priority”.

This webinar is your guide to understand how we can assist you, what’s new in our services, where you can find us and how we can be by your side, whenever needed!

We will talk about this & much more: 

MRO SERVICES:

  • RETROFITS / UPGRADES
  • PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
  • YOQ (YEARLY OPERATIONS QUALIFICATION)
  • ANNUAL TRAINING CONTRACTS

CUSTOMER CARE SERVICES:

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • SPARE PARTS
  • CALIBRATION LEAKERS RECERTIFICATION
  • REMOTE SUPPORT

The Webinar is pre-recorded, and it will take just 12 minutes of your time, with a Q&A session right after the recording, which will be managed directly by the Customer care team.

The webinar “Aftermarket Department: Making Customer Service a High Priority” will be repeated 3 times on the 29th April (Monday).

Please feel free to select the slot most convenient to you, according to your time zone:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5991084226772099587

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bonfiglioli PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS’ MEETING EVENT

The BONFIGLIOLI ENGINEERING Sales & Marketing team wholeheartedly welcomed more than 30 delegates from 18 agencies around the world, in Ferrara, Italy on 24th-26th September, to commemorate a two day event enriched with presentations, discussions on market opportunities and training sessions on pharmaceutical leak testing equipment.

The first day of the conference kicked off at the Este Castle of Ferrara, an exclusive setting for gatherings, where the guests attended presentations on Market Developments, New Product Developments and Latest Key Projects while immersing themselves in the historic atmosphere of the monument, which stands tall as the symbol of the city today.
The event was introduced by Mr. Kris Fairfield, President of Tasitest, followed by Mr. Andrea Cavanna Managing Director of Bonfiglioli Engineering, who welcomed the attendees giving them an insight on where Bonfiglioli Engineering stands today. Diverse case studies were shared and discussed during the day along with a demonstration of two inspection machines (Lasercube & LFS11).
The evening was thoughtfully planned at Comacchio, a small town of Ferrara, where a boat tour to the Lagoons at sunset & a guided visit to the antique fishing museum were the highlights of the evening. The guests got a chance to admire the lagoons, made even more enticing, with a variety of species of birds, that make the lagoon their natural habitat at this time of the year.
A gala dinner followed during which Mr. Kris Fairfield thanked the guests, stating: “This is a great opportunity to create a strong network and share technical and commercial know-how. The corporate truly trusts in this business and Bonfiglioli Engineering is the expression of the Italian expertise in engineering and leak testing worldwide”.

The following day a live demonstration of the SAIL (Smart Automated Inspection Laboratory) was given at the Bonfiglioli Engineering premises. Some of the attendees had a chance to see the live Cobot led machine for the very first time, after which a reality tour was organized to demonstrate live machines by the technicians, explaining the technical solutions and features and the latest technological innovations.

Mr. Andrea Cavanna concluded the extraordinary event by thanking all the attendees and inviting them to the next milestone of Bonfiglioli Engineering: the new building opening ceremony, a new and bigger location which is a symbol of the growing strength of the company in the market.

 

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.

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.

The Most Efficient Unit Dose Packaging Machine Available

 

 

 

 

LF of America offers their brand new PENTAFIL unit dose packaging machine that is capable of filling, sealing, and packing liquids for a variety of different industries. While LF provides contract packaging services for orders small and large and are able to create custom packaging, being part of the Internationally renowned Lameplast Group enables LF to assist companies worldwide. Our latest filling and sealing unit dose packaging machine is named the PentaFill A25. Its impressive capabilities include filling as many as 125 vials between the sizes of 0.33-1.0 ml per minute and 115 vials between the sizes of 2.0-10.0 ml per minute. As such, this efficiency is top of the market and perfect for preparing large distribution orders.
For smaller orders, we utilize a similar, comparable machine named the PentaFill A10.

For huge production lines, We would recommend the PentaFill Twin 25 that is capable to double the performance of the Automated PentaFill A25. The new Twin 25 machine is suitable for Contract filling facilities. These fillers are using injection molding technology combined with the blow, fill, and seal process to give users many added benefits. The best contract packaging companies use the flexibility and efficiency of these automated packaging systems to their advantage. The PentaFill Twin A25 is capable of matching the production output of a BFS machine thus making it perfect for contract fillers.

LF’s unit-dose and automated liquid packaging systems use injection mold technology instead of the “Blow Fill Seal” process. Injection mold technology offers companies various benefits unmatched by blow fill seal machines.

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