MD&M West, WestPack, and More

Exhibitors and attendees are set to gather at the Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA) for this year’s Medical Design & Manufacturing West conference and exhibition. For four days, the West Coast’s largest medical-related show will bring together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of packaging buyers. MD&M West will begin with conference sessions on Monday, February 7, and continue through Thursday, February 10. The event will be co-located with sister shows WestPack, Automation Technology West, Green Manufacturing Expo, and others.

MD&M West, WestPack, and its companion shows move beyond a typical exposition or conference to provide a comprehensive resource for exploring the latest industry issues and developments, meeting with world-class suppliers, and discovering solutions for product development needs. Attendees will find products and services in the area of packaging assembly/automation and manufacturing equipment, medical-grade materials for every application, cleanroom and sterilization, motion control; CNC machine tools and lasers; packaging materials, labeling, and bar coding; contract manufacturing and outsourcing services; precision plastic and metal components; design services; process systems and controls; and testing, inspection, and QA/QC products and services.

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The TF150 Horizontal Form-Fill-Seal machine provides a scaled-down, affordable thermoformer for smaller-scale production runs. The TF150 is designed to meet the rigorous quality and validation standards of the medical device and pharmaceutical markets. Suited for small layouts and compact spaces, the TF150 is designed to provide an entry-level machine without compromising quality. The TF150 features an exclusive Allen Bradley controls system utilizing a CompactLogix PLC. An HMI interface is optional or the machine can be configured to run without an HMI control for a user-friendly operational alternative. Several features can be added to the TF150 Thermoformer including web printing, splice detection, dual-roll unwinds, splice table, as well as automated loading and unloading. Integrating a TF150 in a packaging line can reduce blister costs by up to 95% and eliminate inflexibility and ease logistics by replacing purchased premade blisters with a rollstock automated process. Fargo Automation Inc., Fargo, ND; 701/371-0107;
Booth # 5233

Packaging Systems
One company offers solutions for manufacturing and packaging a variety of complex medical, pharmaceutical, and personal care products like diagnostic, transdermal, and wound-care devices as well as electrodes and other specialty products. Delta Mod-Tech converting and packaging systems are flexible and expandable solutions, which may include a variety of process modules. Each system is custom designed based on a client’s existing needs, while offering opportunities for future growth. Delta’s capabilities include the automation and integration of full manufacturing and packaging lines, including control of all processes through Delta’s Human Machine Interface software. Delta Industrial Services, Minneapolis, MN; 800/279-3358;
Booth # 4311

Pouch Machine
One company’s new generation pouch machine provides a money-saving way to print, open, fill, and seal chevron peel pouches using existing vendor’s pouches, supplied on rolls. The process is designed to be faster, smarter, and touchscreen controlled. Many options are available, as is custom automation/outfitting. The machine is fully validatable and cleanroom ready. Pouch sizes range up to 10 in. × 24 in., and any combination of films can be used. Pure Pouch LLC, Ham Lake, MN; 763/746-7750;
Booth # 1991

Medical Band Sealer
Designed to meet the medical packaging industry validation requirements for sanitary and sterile applications, the B-500M medical sealer regulates and displays temperature, pressure, and speed. The result is a secure, hermetic seal essential for medical pouches and other sanitary packaging. Operating at speeds up to 700 in. per minute, the B-500M addresses a wide range of sterile medical heat sealing packaging requirements. The machine can seal medical polyethylene, foils, paper/polyester, and Tyvek/Mylar film. This medical heat sealer is constructed of stainless steel, QPQ Melonite, and other coated materials. The B-500M band sealer is designed to meet the demanding requirements of sanitary and sterile applications, including corrosive and wet areas. Bosch Packaging Technology Inc., New Richmond, WI; 715/246-6511; www.
Booth # 2349

Pouch Sealer
Designed to offer fast, consistent, and reliable pouch sealing in a robust industrial strength platform, the APS-12 controls and monitors all aspects of the sealing process digitally. The system’s sense-and-seal technology allows the pouch to be automatically sealed once it’s placed into the seal area. Other standard features include a three-color indicator light, local area network connectivity, adjustable pouch guides, external calibration ports, and product recipes that are accessible via the full color touch screen. Vacuum seal capability with digitally controlled and monitored vacuum levels is offered as an option. With this option installed, the system can be used for vacuum sealing or normal sealing by simply selecting the desired seal mode. Other optional features include; data acquisition package, foot pedal actuation, tower stack light, and custom pouch guides. Modular Packaging Technologies LLC, San Diego, CA; 858/689-4754;
Booth # 2046

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