Reed-Lane has expanded warehouse capacity at its 132,000-sq.-ft. facility in Wayne, NJ by 30%, and has added a fifth bottling line. The expansion allows for increases in overall production for its four main specialties within blister packaging, bottling, pouching and convenience vial filling.
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.”