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As track-and-trace deadlines loom, pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packers both big and small are rushing to get their serialized packages aggregation-ready. To help our customers prepare, NJM and the ProMach Innovation Center are hard at work developing new equipment that makes the process fast, simple and affordable. Their latest solution – the semi-manual Cumulus Model SLPP-15 Case Packer, debuting next month at Interphex booth #2353.
As the smallest and most affordable case packing station currently on the market that satisfies upcoming aggregation legislation, the Cumulus is perfect for manufacturers and packers who want to quickly and easily add traceability while automating end-of-line processes to increase productivity.
The high-performance Cumulus Model SLPP-15 Case Packer features a servo-driven, two-axis pick and place robot that packs up to 10 cases per minute. The cases are packed with up to 180 bottles per minute, depending on the number of layers and bottles in the case. It handles round and rectangular bottles and can quickly be changed over to handle a new bottle and case size with no tools required.
Combining best-in-class solutions from NJM and Wexxar Bel, the versatile Cumulus can package OTC pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, foods and beverages and other products. To package regulated pharmaceuticals, serialization and aggregation options from OPTEL can be added.
Read the recent press release to learn more about the Cumulus Model SLPP-15 Case Packer.
If you’re headed to Interphex next month, visit the ProMach Pharma Business Line at booth #2353 to speak with our team and check out equipment like the WLS LP-100R label printer, the Dara SX-310-RDL filling and closing machine for vials and much more.
Serialization! It’s on the mind of every pharmaceutical contract packager right now – Apace Packaging is no exception. To meet the fast approaching deadlines and increase production volume, Apace turned to NJM and installed a new high-speed bottling line with track-and-trace capabilities last year.
“The NJM line achieves almost three times the throughput [as our other bottling lines] with far fewer workers,” said Wendell Bell, Director of Operations at Apace. “This level of automation protects our product quality and keeps costs down.”
Apace’s new line packages a wide range of solid-dose products in round, square or rectangular bottles in sizes from 40 to 1500 cc. Bottles can be outfitted with different types of desiccants, fillers, caps and labels. Serialization data is added to the bottle labels with either a thermal transfer printer or laser obliteration printer, and bottles can either be bundled or packed directly into cases.
“Our goal was to think of virtually any bottling scenario that a customer might bring to us, so we could always respond ‘yes’ to their request,” said Patrick Ferguson, General Manager at Apace.
The integrated line starts with a CFI-622*8 Tablet Counter to achieve high speeds with extreme servo-driven accuracy. Bottles are capped and retorqued with two beltorques, which quickly yet gently rotate and tighten caps using two pairs of belts each. Next, an AUTOCOLT IV pressure sensitive labeler with nearly every available option maximizes versatility. A track-and-trace solution from Optel improves compliance and productivity while facilitating 4 levels of serialization and 3 levels of aggregation.
“Our equipment from NJM always does exactly what they promise it will do,” said Bell. “At the end of the day, we value the quality of their solutions and the impeccable customer service they provide.”
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