ESS Technologies, Inc. has integrated net weigh scales with its Monoblock Filler/Capper to create a very precise filling system for bottles, micro-tubes, vials and syringes.
OYSTAR Packaging Technologies (Davenport, IA) is poised to become the world’s largest aerosol machinery manufacturer in April, when OYSTAR Aerofill Dawson is slated to complete its move into Packaging Technologies’ facility in Iowa. Aerofill Dawson-branded equipment will become part of the Packaging Technologies product line.
Pharma machinery manufacturer Optima Group is converting its electricity to draw power from renewable resources at both of its sites in Schwaebisch Hall. In the beginning of December, Hans Bühler, managing director, signed a contract with the municipal utility company of Schwaebisch Hall that guarantees direct power supply from a hydropower plant. The Schwaebisch Hall sites consume approximately 2.7 million kilowatt hours, which can be compared to the consumption of 600 four-person households.
A resealable membrane for bottles and vials may offer filling process improvements.
Packaging lines often only run as fast as their fillers can fill. Product viscosity determines filling speed, as does the need to minimize cross-contamination and spillage during dispensing. As companies review their packaging lines for their Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), they will be considering filler capability in terms of speed, productivity, and availability. But what if they have reached maximum speeds with their existing equipment?