Among the nine machines in the new bottling line is an MPS 48-16 Slat Filler from Modular Packaging systems. According to the company, it utilizes just 48 slats and the machine’s independently-driven top brush combines with a powerful vibrator to provide enough control and agitation to fill each cavity slat 100%. Product falls into 16 divided chutes, where it is fed into a custom funnel, then to the opening of the 16 bottles. Also, the 48-16 is equipped with dual dust extraction points to eliminate excessive dust buildup from within the product hopper area.
“Our expansion in both production and storage capacity is a result of the overall growth we’ve experienced over the last several years – growth that has seen an increasingly diverse roster of pharmaceutical companies put their trust in Reed-Lane for contract packaging services,” said Patricia Elvin, president of Reed-Lane. “Reed-Lane has made a concerted effort to expand and hone our capabilities in all areas, and a large part of that lies in new equipment installations.”