Computype, in partnership with Nautilus Systems, announced the launch of the Flexible Tube and Vial Feeder (Flex TVF), a new system for automatic downstream feeding of tubes and vials that helps increase efficiency. The system separates tubes or vials from a bulk hopper and feeds them into an automated labeling device, ensuring each piece exiting the system is feeding in the correct orientation. With a changeover of one mechanical component and a few settings, the system adjusts to accommodate tubes and vials from 6mm to 14mm in diameter, and up to 96 mm long. It is compatible with automated machines, such as the Nautilus PR100i with Tube Pro Accessory, creating a complete tube and vial labeling system. The need for manual operation is eliminated with its high feed rate (up to 40 parts per minute) and use of a bulk storage hopper. The system also includes Flex TVF Whisper Drive technology, requiring no vibratory element and creating virtually no noise, especially compared to loud vibratory feeders.
Computype, Inc., 800-328-0852, www.computype.com