bottling line

Contract Packager Reed-Lane Secures New Warehouse Space and Adds New Bottling Line

Wayne-based Reed-Lane, a contract packaging provider that serves leading RX, OTC, and generic drug manufacturers – has added to its existing 132,000-square-foot facility with a 30 percent increase in warehouse space.

The warehouse expansion makes room for an expected increase in overall production, as the company also put the finishing touches on its fifth bottling Line.   Reed-Lane has four main specialties within the pharmaceutical contract packaging industry: blister packaging, bottling, pouching and convenience vial filling.

Among the nine premium machines in the new bottling line is an MPS 48-16 Slat Filler from Modular Packaging systems.  Utilizing the economy of just 48 slats, the machine’s independently-driven top brush combines with a powerful vibrator to provide enough control and agitation to fill each cavity slat 100 percent.  Product falls into 16 divided chutes, where it is fed into a custom funnel, then straight to the opening of the awaiting 16 bottles.  The 48-16 is equipped with dual dust extraction points to eliminate excessive dust buildup from within the product hopper area.

Other equipment in Reed-Lane’s new bottling line include:

  • Model AU-3 Bottle Unscrambler from Kaps-All Packaging Systems
  • Model Met 30+ Metal Detector from Lock Inspection Systems
  • Model C8 Capper from Kaps-All Packaging Systems
  • Model AM-250 High Speed Induction Sealer from AutoMate Technologies
  • Model FA6 Cap Retorquer from Kaps-All Packaging Systems
  • Model M-500 Tamper Evident Neck Bander from Marburg Industries
  • Model Versaline Wrap Labeler-configured for square and round bottles from Quadrel Labeling Systems
  • Model SmartDate 5 Thermal Transfer Printer from Markem-Imaje
  • Model OP 300 Label Inspection System from Optel Vision
  • Model Rotary Topserter from MGS Machine Corporation
  • Optional Sachet or Canister Desiccant feeding

“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.”