At Pack Expo 2006 the IMA Group presented, in a space of more than 8500 square feet, new machines and complete lines for the coffee, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetics industries.
Coffee Pod Packaging
IMA will show the revolutionary CA1 integrated high-speed machine capable of packing coffee in soft pods in one single lane, counting, stacking and finally packing them in a vertical heatsealed pack (800 soft pods/minute).
Solid Dose Processing
On display, two innovative machines for solid dose processing requirements: the KILIAN Synthesis 500, a mid-size tablet press machine designed for easy operation and cleaning (360,000 tablets/hour), and the ZIBO 40, a capsule filling machine manufactured by the Chinese joint-venture IMA-ZIBO, providing maximum versatility in terms of combinations of workable products (40,000 capsules/hour).
IMA will exhibit the C80, a medium speed blister machine featuring superior performance and flexibility (up to 600 blisters/minute), and the PRECISION GEARS TR100 LT, a compact and economical blister machine suitable for clinical trials and contract packers (140 blisters/minute).
IMA will show the new Conta 200 high speed vision system based tablet counter.
Also on display, a complete packaging line including the IMA NOVA compact A300 bottle unscrambler, the new IMA SWIFTPACK SwiftPharm high speed multi channel electronic counter for tablets and capsules, the newly redesigned IMA NOVA StarCap Plus capping machine and finally the LIBRA Sensitive ECO New, a completely automatic labelling machine suitable for applying self-adhesive labels on vials or bottles (up to 150 vials/minute).
IMA NOVA is also exhibiting the TruCountTM Tablet Verification System for the Nova Hybrid and Merrill Slat Counters.
Liquid Filling Equipment
On display by IMA NOVA, are their renowned Kalish Fillit® gear pump liquid fillers. The semi-automatic Fillit® and Power Fillit® table-top fillers feature the same pumps and nozzles as the automatic Filltronic, and can also be automated as production requirements increase.
IMA will show the Sterifill F2000 in-line filling and stoppering machine for aseptic environments. With continuous motion positive transport system, it is suitable for filling liquid solutions into cylindrical vials and for insertion of rubber stoppers. The particularly accurate constructive concepts allow the machine to condition vials at very high speed (up to 600 vials/minute).
Displayed by IMA CO.MA.DI.S., is the C1090 tube filling machine with a stainless steel structure and a new type of automatic robotised empty tube feeder (up to 90 tubes/minute).
IMA will exhibit the high speed Dynamica cartoner. This new model completes our range of high speed continuous motion horizontal cartoners with a production output up to 450 cartons/minute.
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On display, the new BFB CPV15 automatic top loading case packing machine for insertion of pharmaceutical and cosme