News | October 24, 2012

The IMA Group At PACK EXPO 2012

Source: IMA S.p.A.

                                          McCormick Place - Chicago, IL, USA
                                                     October 28-31, 2012

                                                    Welcoming you to
                                              South Hall - Booth # 412

If you are looking for new, high performance, reliable and flexible solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food sectors, come and visit our booth at PACK EXPO 2012: a chance to meet our staff and discover more about the innovative features of our wide range of machines and complete lines to meet all your requirements.

Our machines are carefully designed and tested to guarantee the quality of your product. Due to our wide range of technologically advanced solutions for the processing and packaging, you can choose the type of machine most suited to your requirements. A variety of options for one unique product.

                                  Don’t miss the chance to visit our booth and
                                        know more about our new solutions!

IMA INDUSTRIES will exhibit new solutions for tea, coffee, convenience food and end-of-line. 

GIMA machines in display

The FTB 549 machine, already on the confectionery market for the packaging of bottles of chewing-gum and candy, can now manufacture pods starting from the open blank, for American and espresso coffee, tea and other soluble beverages in general. These products are packaged thanks to robots fitted with gripping, suction cup type hands able to reduce to a minimum the spaces between one pod and the other. In its standard version, the machine can put together up to 80 boxes/minute and can manage up to 500 pods/minute.

STEPHAN machines on display

The UMSK 70 is part of the UNIVERSAL MACHINES range which handle almost all the tasks involved in the production of processed cheese, convenience products and confectionary: from mixing and chopping, emulsifying and vacuum deaeration to heating and cooling. The Universal Machines are available for batch sizes from 2.5 up to 170 ltr. and all share one important characteristic: versatility. They follow the unique STEPHAN principle (all-in-one) and can be relied upon to carry out the entire process with all production steps.

The MCH-D 150C is part of the MICROCUT machines range which are compact and easy to use. The unique Microcut principle allows fine cutting and emulsifying processes in one machine. Microcut machines with double cutting set are for medium and big capacity applications but need a very small place in the factory only. They handle almost all the tasks involved in the production of meat masses for sausage production, fine pate, puree, baby food and similar fine and smooth products in the meat and convenience industry.

The COMBITHERM CT800 is ideal for efficient and economic processing of dressings, purred food and baby food as well as spreads, paté and processed cheese. A wide range of processes are covered. Cutting, dispersing and emulsifying at vacuum conditions can be supplemented by the well-known economic STEPHAN direct steam injection technology. The proven STEPHAN geometry of the knives ensures ideal flow conditions and the specific vessel design ensures efficient mixing.

BFB machines on display

The WA30 is a new wraparound case packer which is suitable to pack any kind of products into a shipper starting from flat-blank. The machine on show can reach a mechanical speed equal to 30 cases/minute. A version for higher speed (up to 40 cases/minute) is also available. It is characterized by a clean and cantilever design with very limited footprint. The flat-blanks magazine is ergonomically positioned to allow easy case loading. The machine is electronically driven in the main motions with GANTRY system. Very quick and tool-free size changeover.

IMA PHARMA will exhibit new solutions for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products.

IMA ACTIVE machines on display

The SPINE is an automatic inspection and sorting system for tablets and capsules produced by SENSUM. The machine has an ergonomic design and inspects the entire surface of tablets and capsules (i.e. size, shape, cracks, colour deviations, etc.) reaching a high inspection speed up to 360.000 products/hour.

IMA LIFE machines on display

The SENSITIVE AP400 TE 3T is a new carton labeller featuring the application of labels on three of the carton's sides, with positive transport system. The machine is capable of applying two tamper-evident security seals on the two sides of the carton and one vignette on the top side (up to 500 cartons/minute). The advantage of this machine is the compact and ergonomic design that allows an easy access and a quick cleaning. It features video-cameras and printers to comply with the highest Track & Trace and serialization requirements. 

IMA SAFE machines on display

The UNILINE is a complete capsule/tablet counting line that incorporates container loading, desiccant and/or cotton insertion, counting and filling, capping, coding and rejection in an extremely compact and monobloc design. UNILINE’s innovative conveyor system allows for positive bottle transportation, from loading to rejection, which ensures traceability at every stage of the packaging cycle. This unique conveyor system requires no operator intervention and no special size parts during bottle size changeovers. 

The SWIFTCOUNT counter has been designed for ease of operation and simple setting. It incorporates a similar microprocessor package to that used on the high speed IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK counting machines, achieving the same high level of accuracy and reliability. The basic unit comprises a stainless steel cabinet with integral microprocessor control system, vibrator feed arrangement with variable vibration control, quick release twin-track feed tray and contact parts, stainless steel outlet funnel and clear plastic dust cover.

With the brand-new CS Linear, CO.MA.DI.S. presents its single-nozzle version of tube filling machine based on a linear track, as a profitable alternative to the “classic” C1090-C1110 range (the real “state of the art” of single nozzle technology, equipped with a turntable). The main features are those that have made the company famous around the world. This includes outstanding machine accessibility, simple size changeover sequences, quick disassembly of product contact parts, user-friendly and effective control logics (output of 100 tubes/minute).

The X1 is a new medium speed cartoner which has been specifically designed to handle the widest range of products and materials that are used in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic and non-pharmaceutical industries. The X1 has the best quality-price ratio available on the market in terms of performance and versatility.

SOMBRERO is a one of a kind blister feeding system that the entire market has been waiting for. With SOMBRERO, different product shapes, different product sizes and products with different tolerances can be fed with only one format. And we forgot to mention different blister forming materials: both cold and thermo forming materials can use SOMBRERO. 

IMA is world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food. 

The Group’s organisational structure features two main brands: IMA INDUSTRIES and IMA PHARMA.

IMA INDUSTRIES, the non-pharmaceutical sector of the IMA Group, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the packaging of tea, coffee, beverage and confectionery, and for the processing and packaging of food (dairy and convenience food), cosmetics and toiletries, all capable of rapidly meeting clients’ requirements and proposing integrated and highly marketing-oriented solutions. IMA INDUSTRIES includes six different companies and divisions: TEA & COFFEE Division, GIMA S.p.A., CORAZZA S.p.A., STEPHAN MACHINERY GmbH, BFB Division, REVISIONI INDUSTRIALI S.r.l.  

IMA PHARMA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products thanks to a high technological profile and the ability to offer tailor-made solutions to satisfy the most sophisticated requests of the market. IMA PHARMA includes three highly specialised divisions: IMA ACTIVE (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA LIFE (Aseptic Processing & Freeze Drying Solutions), IMA SAFE (Packaging Solutions). 

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