Schubert Packaging Systems and Schubert Packaging Automation are moving to new headquarters in Charlotte, NC in an effort to further improve its service to customers in the United States and Canada, the company announced. At the same time, the company is changing its name to Schubert North America.
OK International announced it will show its newly redesigned Medical Supersealer MBS at Pack Expo in Las Vegas from Sept. 28-30 at Booth C-2636.
Over the years, the company notes it has taken continual customer input in building its extensive line of medical grade heat-sealing equipment for medical and pharmaceutical applications.
|PMP News, March 1999|
Thanks to ISO 11607 and other milestones, medical device packaging has gained definite stature over the last two decades.
Concerns over consolidation, cost cutting, and downsizing preoccupy pharmaceutical and medical device packaging professionals responding to this year’s annual salary survey conducted exclusively for Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News. And if these reductions weren’t enough, these professionals have added a new worry: healthcare reform. Several respondents indicated that they are bracing for the impact of health care legislation, which some fear could lower overall lower compensation in the industry.
Richard A. Bahr
President & CEO
MGS Machine Corp.
Most new packaging equipment can improve your line’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) compared with that of existing, less modern lines. In almost every case, machine manufacturers have stepped up their offerings in machine diagnostics, rapid/repeatable changeovers, and flexibility. Sure, all manufacturers’ offerings are not the same, but you will find most new equipment to be more efficient than past machines.
Aspect Automation, a manufacturer of automation equipment, and Stäubli North America, a manufacturer of robotics systems, have worked with Wako Laboratory Automation/Kalypsys to build a new environmental toxin screening system for installation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The system will allow NIH to test millions of compounds quickly, using a variety of cell-based or biochemical assays. Able to run multiple screens simultaneously, the Aspect/Stäubli system can operate continuously (24/7) within a laboratory environment.
A panel of respected professionals from leading consumer packaged goods companies will face the industry press at Pack Expo International 2010 to offer their opinions on the latest developments in packaging.
As companies adapt to just-in-time inventory practices and require the ability to flexibly accommodate different packaging and materials, changeover has become increasing critical. Rapid and repeatable change-over systems support line efficiency and production throughput, as they reduce machine downtime.
As companies adapt to just-in-time inventory practices and require the ability to flexibly accommodate different packaging and materials, changeover has become increasing critical.
Rapid and repeatable change-over systems support line efficiency and production throughput, as they reduce machine downtime.