The pharmaceutical industry is racing to prepare for an imminent COVID-19 vaccine. It isn’t enough to have packaging lines complete in a few years – they need to be ready as soon as possible, so as a vaccine is approved, it’s all systems go.
The VR-72 labeler from WLS, part of ProMach Pharma Solutions, is a perfect solution for COVID-19 vaccine applications, and many pharmaceutical manufacturers have already ordered these systems in preparation. Fully servo-driven with a modular design, this continuous-motion, pressure-sensitive solution applies wrap-around labels to vials and other cylindrical products at high speeds.
“COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers often need labelers that run reliably at 600 vials per minute – that requirement alone eliminates many systems on the market and the VR-72 is one of the highest capacity vial labelers available anywhere,” said Philippe Maraval, V.P. of Business Development at WLS.
In addition to vaccines, the VR-72 is ideal for a variety of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products including solid doses, vitamins and injectables as well as medical devices. It applies paper or film pressure-sensitive labels to vials, bottles, syringes, auto-injector devices and other cylindrical packages. Accommodating different types of code printing methods and inspection systems, the VR-72 is capable of printing lot numbers, expiration dates and 2D codes, with or without serialization data. A wide variety of other options are available, including redundant label heads, different reject devices and more.
Overall, the VR-72 provides high-speed operation, accurate and repeatable label placement, low maintenance and quick changeovers. Read the press release to learn more about this best-in-class labeler.