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The world’s fastest tablet checkweigher?

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

Automation Bagging/Weighing high-speed checkweigher and sorting MG America MG2 MG2 SELEKTA Multi-NETT weight control system Pharma EXPO Show SELEKTA/C SELEKTA/CW

Set to make N.A. debut at Pharma Pack, MG2’s SELEKTA delivers perfect weight verification for a variety of product shapes and sizes at speeds up to 500,000 units per hour.

Fairfield, NJ—MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy—and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment—is displaying a groundbreaking new MG2 SELEKTA high-speed checkweigher and sorting machine for the production of tablets at the Pharma EXPO Show on November 2-5, 2014.

SELEKTA delivers exemplary accuracy at high speeds, and offers wide flexibility in terms of the product shapes and sizes it can handle. Depending on the product, MG AMerica claims that the  SELEKTA can check up to 500,000 units per hour, faster than anything else currently on the market. This innovative technology is designed for seamless integration with existing tabletting equipment which allows for continuous process manufacturing.

The SELEKTA’s unique design utilizes MG2’s experience in capsule filling technology by incorporating the main benefits of the company’s Multi-NETT weight control system. Multi-NETT affords the ability to monitor and control net weight in low-dose applications (five- to 25-mg). The system also can singularly monitor and control the net weight of multiple components dosed into a capsule, and rejects any capsule that exceeds preset weight tolerances.

The machine selects conforming and nonconforming units through a fail-safe system employing a set of sensors located at critical points throughout the testing process. SELEKTA also is easy to use and maintain; size change-over is quickly performed by replacing two sets of parts, which can be easily disassembled.

SELEKTA can be directly connected downstream from primary production equipment, upstream of blister lines, or used as a standalone unit with automatic or manual load (for smaller batches). In addition, two special versions of SELEKTA are available for integration into packaging lines where tablets are placed into bottles; for these operations, the two offerings are the SELEKTA/CW, which performs product counting as well as weighing, and the SELEKTA/C, whose sole function is counting.

“MG2’s Multi-NETT technology allows the new checkweigher to operate at high speeds with exceptional levels of accuracy,” says MG America president Fabio Trippodo. “The SELEKTA is also exceedingly easy to use and can be integrated into existing production lines quickly and easily.”

MG America, a subsidiary of Italy’s MG2, is a leading supplier of an innovative family of precision-crafted processing and packaging machinery that includes capsule fillers, cartoners, case packers, thermoformers, pouch fillers, track & trace solutions, powder fillers, capping machines, washing machines, sterilization tunnels, syringe filling, assembling, vial/ampoule filling, palletizers and more.

For more information, call 973-808-8185 or toll-free 866-962-3090, or visit www.mgamerica.com.

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