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Serialisation. The solution to the risks posed by counterfeit pharmaceuticals

2019-08-20T17:13:51+09:30 19th August 2019|

There can be few greater health risks posed to pharmaceutical end users than the consumption of counterfeit medications. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that hundreds of thousands of people die each year as a result of the use of counterfeit medicines, vaccines and in-vitro diagnostics, which fail to treat the diseases for which the drugs were designed. Furthermore, it is estimated that 1 in 10 medical products in low-to-middle income countries is substandard or falsified. These fi… Read More

Wipotec-OCS Serialisation Track & Trace World Premiere at the Singapore SAP Leonardo Center

2019-08-14T12:36:31+09:30 14th August 2019|

On July 17 2019, more than 40 attendees visited the SAP Leonardo Center in Singapore to attend a Serialisation Track & Trace Technology World Premiere. Drug and pharmaceutical counterfeiting is an urgent global supply chain challenge. For consumers to know that a medicine is genuine, products in the pharmaceutical industry need distinctive drug labelling and counterfeit-proof identification features. That’s exactly what Track and Trace ensures. Pharmacists, for example, can clearly identif… Read More

Pharmaceutical contract packer showcases its state-of-art serialisation system

2019-08-12T17:30:13+09:30 12th August 2019|

Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers searching for serialisation solutions to comply with the Therapeutical Goods Administration’s (TGA) order related to the labelling requirements for prescription medicines that take effect on September 1 2020,  would be well-advised to watch the following video that describes the good reasons why Millmount Healthcare, a leading Irish pharmaceutical contract packager, selected WIPOTEC-OCS’ TQS system. In this video, the company showcases its ser… Read More

Using Checkweighers to Reduce Product Giveaway

2019-08-06T08:34:13+09:30 31st July 2019|

Reducing product loss and wastage is top of mind for manufacturers. The key to quality food manufacturing operations is how control points for product dosing, weighing and batching are effectively managed. Using highly sensitive intelligent weighing and inspection technologies – or checkweighers – are a crucial asset to many food manufacturers. Weighty matters Checkweighers are sophisticated dynamic weighing devices that reduce product loss and wastage through product giveaway or false rejec… Read More

‘Big Bag King’ industrial metal detector demonstration

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 17th April 2019|

The ‘Big Bag King’ from Fortress sets an unrivalled industry standard for industrial metal detector sensitivity levels being able to detect 2.0 mm stainless steel in 25-50Kg bags of dry product. While the applications of a metal detector are often thought of as locating a potential contaminant inside of small, packaged or unpackaged goods; less so is its application for scanning larger format packaged goods. And in terms of industry necessity this is certainly not the case; as bulk g… Read More

AccuPak exhibits at AUSPACK 2019!

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 26th March 2019|

AccuPak, alongside our sister Diverseco company Robot Technologies-Systems Australia, is excited to be exhibiting at AUSPACK2019, where we will be showcasing the capabilities of: a Budpack Gross Bagger GB55; a WIPOTEC-OCS HC-A checkweigher with twin Fortress metal detectors on the same line; a Fortress Interceptor metal detector; and a Fortress metal detector designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. If you happen to be visiting AUSPACK 2019, take time to visit us on stand C200 to witne… Read More

Factors to consider when measuring, dosing and filling dry product by weight.

2019-06-13T16:14:59+09:30 14th March 2019|

Dry products can range from fine powders such as flour or cement to granular (such as sugar) to course but regular products such as seeds or dogfood  to coarse and irregular products like chicken parts or wood chips. A few products, such as pharmaceutical tablets are sold by piece count but most dry product is sold by weight. Any filler must, therefore, be able to achieve a consistent weight of product into the bag (or other package). Some fillers do this by measuring a specific volume of prod… Read More

How To Operate a Gross Bagger

2019-06-13T16:15:00+09:30 11th February 2019|

A gross bagger is suitable for bagging most types of product including dry, granulated, lumpy, crushed or some powdered products and into bags up to 50kg capacity.  The system consists of a bag spout that is fully suspended on precision loadcells, bag clamp that holds the bag while filling and a controller that monitors the weighing and flow of product. A gross weigher weighs the bag and its contents to obtain a total weight. A dedicated weight controller ensures that accuracy is achieved… Read More

Demonstration of Fortress Interceptor Metal Detector Scanning Capabilities with Strawberries

2019-06-13T16:15:00+09:30 24th September 2018|

Lauren Hipwood from AccuPak demonstrates how the Fortress Interceptor metal detector can be used to detect metal contaminants in fresh packaged foods, such as strawberries. The Fortress Interceptor metal detector is renowned for its exceptional performance and ability to detect the smallest metal contaminants, including in difficult to detect (wet) products like fruit, meat & dairy. In this demonstration, Lauren uses the metal detector to scan for 1mm diameter ferrous and non-ferrous and 2mm… Read More

Handling a Metal Contamination Recall

2019-06-13T16:15:00+09:30 21st September 2018|

Following recent news that the strawberry contamination scare has now spread across the country to include a case in Western Australia, it has been widely reported that a number of suppliers have installed metal detectors on their conveyors to scan punnets of strawberries for contaminants to safeguard consumer health and safety and protect their companies against costly product recalls. While the source of contamination in these instances is beyond the supplier’s packaging line; these incident… Read More

How A Robot Palletiser And Stretch Wrapper Can Help Your Agricultural Business

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 13th September 2017|

Running an efficient and cost-effective packaging line is essential for operators in the agricultural industry. Introducing a robot palletiser and stretch wrapper to package and palletise products such as grain, feed, fertilisers or chemicals, can streamline the process to make it more efficient, safer, and more reliable. Here’s how a robot palletiser and stretch wrapper can help your agricultural business.   Increase the efficiency of your packaging line A robot palletiser and stretch wr… Read More

7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs An X-Ray Product Inspection System

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 6th September 2017|

If your business can’t afford foreign contaminants in your products, then the chances are high that you need an X-ray product inspection machine. These high-tech yet surprisingly affordable machines are predominantly used in the food processing, pharmaceutical and packaging industries – which rely on potentially harmful foreign contaminants being detected along the production lines, but they are also essential equipment for businesses in many other industries that require the detection o… Read More

Top FAQs About Filling Equipment

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 30th August 2017|

So many different industries depend on filling and packaging equipment – from pharmaceutical to agricultural and industrial and food and beverage, investing in reliable and quality filling, bagging and end-of line palletizing equipment is key to their success. Having production lines that run smoothly and effectively means you can process your products quickly and ensure a good return on investment without losing valuable time during the packaging process. If you are just starting to think abo… Read More

How X-Ray inspection systems can save your business time and money

2019-06-13T16:15:02+09:30 23rd August 2017|

For companies in the food industry, the consequences of product contamination are potentially devastating. There are many examples where one mishap with contamination or a foreign body in a product has dramatically affected a food producer’s business – and the costs of the fallout can be crippling.  From product recalls, line stoppages, batch recalls, fines and legal costs to lost customer confidence, erosion of brand equity and reputational damage, the knock-on effects and associated c… Read More

Four Important Future Trends in Industrial Packaging

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 16th August 2017|

The key drivers shaping the future of the industrial packaging market over the next few years will be making packages lighter, safer, more shapely and more recyclable. These trends were identified by Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains in its recent market study, ‘The Future of Industrial packaging to 2020’.  The report forecast annual growth of 3.4% for the annual industrial packaging market to US$61 billion by 2020, with Asia holdi… Read More

Why Servicing Your Packing And Filling Equipment Regularly Is Necessary

2019-08-06T09:17:36+09:30 9th August 2017|

To get the optimum performance from a car, it needs regular servicing, right?  And is regular servicing of a small car any less important than servicing a larger, more expensive model?  Of course not. The same principles apply to packing and filling equipment where the need for speed, accuracy and reduced waste has never been more critical.  Whether it’s a manually operated bagging machine or a fully automated custom-designed filling and packaging line, a programme of regular servicing and… Read More

How To Choose The Right Bulk Packaging System For Your Business

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 2nd August 2017|

If you’re looking at buying a complete bulk packaging system for your business, there are some important factors that you should consider.   And if you’re considering buying imported equipment, there are some additional questions that you should answer before making any final commitment. For example, if you are considering purchasing a machine from overseas, are you satisfied that there will be sufficient technical support or that spare parts will be readily available if required?  Who wi… Read More

Do You Need A Complete Turn Key Palletising Line?

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 26th July 2017|

Do you want to save time and money for your business? A complete turn key palletising line can be an incredibly efficient way to turn your packaged products into palletised loads ready for transport. It does this by managing your entire palletising process automatically, meaning you can palletise more loads with minimal operator effort.   Speed up your palletising system A complete turn key palletising line is a fast, quiet and tireless way to manage your palletising process. It will reduce… Read More

X-Ray Inspection Or Metal Detection For Food Processing – Which Is Better?

2019-06-13T16:15:03+09:30 19th July 2017|

Safety and hygiene are always top of mind for food processors. Not only is there an important need to avoid bacteria like salmonella and listeria, but food processors also face a risk from foreign object contamination. Objects like stones can be accidentally mixed in with natural food ingredients during harvesting, and foreign objects such as plastic can be inadvertently added to a processing line at the manufacturing facility. So how do you screen your production line to minimise the risk of fo… Read More

Why hire packaging machinery?

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 12th July 2017|

Hiring packaging equipment can be a wise business decision – and a growing number of organisations in a variety of different industries are taking advantage of the innovative hire options that are now available. From the retail, warehousing, food processing and mining industries to agriculture, chemical and the pharmaceutical industries, hiring packaging machinery has become an extremely popular solution. If you need packaging, filling, bagging and palletising machinery and equipment, you… Read More

The best way to establish solid quality control processes in your factory

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 5th July 2017|

Quality control is essentially the process of monitoring the quality of finished products using a number of different measures. Many different approaches to quality control have been developed over the years – and these combine various elements such as statistical techniques and data, controls, strategy, communications, competence and personnel to create environments where the organisational focus is on consistent quality and meeting customers’ needs. The widespread implementation of qua… Read More

How To Choose The Best Retail Packaging System For Your Business

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 28th June 2017|

Packaging is a growing industry with a recent report from Smithers Pira, a worldwide authority on the packaging, paper and print industry supply chains, predicting that the global packaging market will reach US$975 billion by 2018. However, there are a myriad factors influencing this market and if organisations in the retail industry want to remain competitive, they’ll need to be flexible and responsive to changing market demands when it comes to their choices of retail packaging. Product pres… Read More

Bulk Container Solutions For The Mining Industry

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 21st June 2017|

The mining industry is becoming increasingly challenging from an operational, productivity and profitability perspective as well as in light of the heightened focus on safety and environmental considerations. One of the ways that mine operators can boost their productivity is to install an efficient intermediate bulk container solution for filling bulker bags.  These have been successfully used around the world at mine sites where precious metals such as gold ore, platinum, zircon, phosphate an… Read More

Why your business needs a Fortress Multi-Lane Food Metal Detector

2019-06-13T16:15:04+09:30 14th June 2017|

The possibility of food contamination by metal objects during the manufacturing process is of growing concern among the food industry.   It’s a real threat and one which can cost companies significantly – both financially and in terms of reputational damage and loss of customer goodwill. Not that long ago, Kraft Foods in the US recalled 242,000 cases of their Macaroni and Cheese dinners due to the possibility that some boxes contained small pieces of metal.  Also in America recently,… Read More

What Bulk Packaging System Should I Choose?

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 7th June 2017|

When it comes to choosing a bulk packaging system, every business has its own unique needs. There are different types of bulk packaging systems available on the market, and each machine comes with its own uses and advantages. Some focus more on outer packaging functions such as forming, cleaning, and sealing. Others focus more on the interior of the package through filling, wrapping, and creative packaging solutions. What you’ll need depends on the type of items you’ll be packaging and the t… Read More

Save Money By Automating Your Palletising Process

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 31st May 2017|

Competitive advantage in the modern business world is all about speed.  Time equals money. And as many organisations around the world have discovered, by automating their operational processes such as installing a robotic palletising system on their production line, they’ve been able to accelerate their throughputs and put their profitability on an upward trajectory. Automating the palletising process, be it in a pharmaceutical company, a food handling facility, a warehouse and distribution c… Read More

How a combination metal detector and checkweigher can help your business

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 24th May 2017|

What does an organisation’s choice of weighing equipment have to do with the global economy? The leaders of the world’s seven richest nations have just returned from their annual summit where they agreed that a lack of demand was the single biggest problem in the global economy.   The experts also said that in addition to the effects of the slowdown in China and the other big developing economies, ageing workforces, slower productivity improvements, reduced rates of innovation, limited res… Read More

6 Benefits Of Automating Your Bulk Agricultural Packaging

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 17th May 2017|

Packaging is a major operation for many businesses in the agricultural industry. From grains to fertilisers, soils and hay, a bulk agricultural packaging system needs to be able to handle various kinds of product and package them efficiently before transport. Filling bulk bags or containers manually uses a lot of time, energy and manpower, and it increases your risk of product wastage. Automating the bulk agricultural packaging process will often result in a wealth of benefits for farmers.  … Read More

The ultimate guide to liquid filling equipment

2019-06-13T16:15:05+09:30 10th May 2017|

Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of liquid filling equipment or an experienced user looking to upgrade or change your production line, browsing websites and product catalogues in the search to source a suitable machine can be more than a little confusing. Overflow or gravity machine? Piston or pump? Automatic, semi-automatic or manual? Hot or cold-filling? In-line or rotary filling? Off-the-shelf or turnkey? Fortunately, with so many choices out there you’re likely to find the ideal so… Read More

Improve your palletising to save money and increase business efficiencies

2019-07-29T15:43:30+09:30 1st May 2017|

Any industrial and warehousing operation that is still relying on manual palletising is likely to be compromising their productivity, quality and business efficiencies. Manual palletising is no match for modern automated equipment in terms of speed, precision, productivity, safety, quality and outputs and in today’s highly competitive environment, businesses need to take every opportunity to improve. Palletising is the final step in an assembly line whereby the products (such as boxes, bags, c… Read More