Opitz to exhibit Volume reducing Case Taper @ CEMAT 2018

April 23, 2018 9:00 amtoApril 27, 2018 6:00 pm

 

GO558 Volume reducing Case Taping Machine
GO558 Volume reducing Case Taping Machine

Are you planning to visit the CEMAT Show from 23 – 27 April in Hannover?

 

We have recently extended our portfolio and now represent Opitz. You can find Opitz in Hall 24, on stand D18.  They will be exhibiting the GO588 Volume Reducing case taper for which they have won a number of innovation prizes. The GO558 is able to tape randomly arriving cases of different heights and footprints cutting the case height down to fit the contents. For more information check our website.

Come and visit our stand to talk about any new packaging machinery projects you have.

Click here to register.

Bautz Supplies Aerosol Can Buttoning Machine AeroSAM for Lubricant Spray Heads with Spray Tubes

The customer was a manufacturer of Industrial Aerosols who has Bautz Leak testing machines on site. They were looking for a purpose built machine that would increase the output of their line from 20 to 40 actuators per min. The new system was to be fed manually. This would keep the equipment cost low and eliminate the need for change parts to run other actuator sizes. The operator’s involvement would maximise flexibility to handle other sizes and shapes in the future.

In the Aerosol Industry Bautz are known for their leak detectors and Valve function testing machines. Bautz has just delivered its first Actuator placement or buttoning machine to place actuators with folding spray tubes.

Buttoning machine with Manual Feeding to Maximise Return on Investment

The customer was a manufacturer of Industrial Aerosols who has Bautz Leak testing machines on site. They were looking for a purpose built machine that would increase the output of their line from 20 to 40 actuators per min. The new system was to be fed manually. This would keep the equipment cost low and eliminate the need for change parts to run other actuator sizes. The operator’s involvement would maximise flexibility to handle other sizes and shapes in the future.

Made to Measure

Actuator For Aerosol Cans with Folding spray tubes Aerosol can with Actuator with folding spray tube
The actuator is used for lubricant sprays and the spray tube allows the end user to target the specific area to lubricate. However the bulky size and dimensions did not fall within the scope of standard solutions in the industry. As such the machine was built to suit the actuator. The overall dimensions of the machine are small only 600 x 840 mm.

The AeroSAM buttoner is available with the following options:

  • ATEX execution
  • Actuator placement verification
  • Automatic Feeding of Buttons

Double Dosing Stick Pack and Sachet Machines

Aranow is a world leading supplier of multilane stick pack and sachet machines. They established themselves as manufacturers producing high performing (OEE>95%) and versatile machines for a variety of industries such as Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Cosmetics and Food & Beverage. Their innovative approach and research department ensure they stay up-to-date with cutting-edge technologies and create ideas that can help customers come up with inventive products.

One of the examples of such products is a double dosing stick pack which means separate products can be filled into it at the same time. In the Pharmaceutical industry the main advantage of combining two different filling systems is that you can pack both the excipient and the active ingredient simultaneously without having to perform a blend upstream and therefore avoiding possible demixing during the filling process. Different types of feeding systems (volumetric and Auger filler) can be combined according to the behaviour of each product and the requested accuracy.

an300 Lab scale stick pack machine with Double Dosing capabilities
an300 Lab scale stick pack machine with Double Dosing capabilities

This technology can be applied to machines ranging from lab scale R&D machines – that are used for conducting stability tests and clinical trials – as well as high speed full production units. We are capable of handling different width sizes for the stick packs or sachets, but in particular if powders can be handled with micro auger filler then we can fill into packs as narrow as 25mm. This new approach to stick pack and sachet filling could lead to a new trend in pharmaceutical projects because it guarantees the correct mixture of products in each pack.

Manufacturers in the Food and Beverage industry could also reap the advantages of this technology. Coffee manufacturers in particular would benefit from being able to combine premium fine powder and granulated coffee in the same stick pack or sachet.

If you have an enquiry or further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via webenquiries@raupack.co.uk or on 0115 875 9846.

Raupack takes on Agency for the Experts in Serialisation, Hicof

The new Amacoder Track and Trace Tamper evident labeller marries serialisation project hardware and software. The result is a turnkey solution that is compact on the ground in the packaging line but whose reach extends to cover all aspects of data integration to Serialisation Authorities, Partners and beyond.

Turnkey Hardware and Software Serialisation solution for Contract Manufacturers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Hicof are experts in Serialisation. Their new Amacoder Track and Trace Tamper evident labeller marries serialisation project hardware and software. The result is a turnkey solution that is compact on the ground in the packaging line but whose reach extends to cover all aspects of data integration to Serialisation Authorities, Partners and beyond.

The Hardware: Amacoder Track and Trace Machines

Amacoder serialisation track and trace tamper evident labeller availbale in UK and Ireland from Raupack
Amacoder serialisation track and trace tamper evident labeller

The compact Amacoder machine is only 1 metre long fitting into nearly every production line. At the infeed a pusher pushes oncoming carton into the machines main transport. Cartons are transported back to back without any space between cartons. This shortens the machine considerably. An inkjet printer prints all serial data onto the carton.  A label applicator  applies the Tamper labels. A Hicof camera system verifies the Print. Changeover is fast and simple, carried out in less than 10 minutes, formats are saved on the machines recipe system and guides are quickly adjusted.

The Software: Amacena – GxP Compliant Cloud based Serialisation Data Integration

Level 1 to 3 data integration are included in the machine purchase as standard. These process line control, serial numbers in the machine, rejects, batch records and sampling as well as communication with the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH) through private data hubs.  Level 4s serial number generation and communication with authorities (e.g. EMA, FDA) are available as options.

Serialisation machinery and software schematic
Serialisation machinery and software schematic

Swiss Quality, Delivered Fast and Competitively Priced

Hicof is based in Switzerland and have over 18 years of experience in serialisation. They offer both hardware and software support. The Amacoder machine is available on a fast delivery. A turnkey machine and date integration package is extremely competitively priced. As a result the overall investment to meet regulatory compliance is low both in terms of time and money.  To complement the Amacoder Track and Trace labeller they also offer the Amajoiner semi-automatic case labeller for serialisation and aggregation designed for contract manufacturers and small batches. Hicof also offer serialisation software only solutions.

AMAJOINER serialisation case labeller
AMAJOINER serialisation case labeller