The Pack Expo Connects virtual show is almost here! The NJM team and our fellow ProMach Pharma Solutions brands are hard at work preparing for dozens of live demos, Q&A sessions and more, which attendees can access from anywhere in the world. To link up with us at the show, register for free here. Don’t forget to RSVP to each NJM event you’re planning to attend at least an hour before it starts. [Read more…] about Join NJM at the Pack Expo Connects Virtual Trade Show
How fast can a pharmaceutical packaging line go? We know many manufacturers and contract packers that want to put that question to the test! That’s why NJM has brought the top-of-the-line HSL family, Dara’s fastest filling and closing machines, to the United States and Canada.
Take, for example, the Dara HSL-PP/4 aseptic filling and closing machine for vials. On display at Healthcare Packaging Expo Booth #W-703 in October, this fully servo-driven solution runs up to 200 vials per minute using four heads at each station. Ideal for high-capacity, high-changeover lines, it offers 100 percent in-process weight control, low maintenance and simple changeovers.
The Dara HSL-PP/4 can be custom tailored to suit the needs of each biopharmaceutical customer. Capable of handling both liquids and powders, it can be programmed to fill glass or plastic vials in a variety of ways and with different stopper and cap applications. Options are available for sterile environments and cleanrooms.
Dara can equip the HSL-PP/4 with stainless steel or ceramic rotary piston pumps to achieve +/- 0.5 percent accuracy or with peristaltic pumps to achieve +/- 1 percent accuracy. No bottle / no fill / no stopper safety sensors limit errors. Eight checkweighing cells detect fill levels, while inspection systems identify missing and raised stoppers. The vacuum starwheel reject device ensures out-of-tolerance vials are rejected without reducing the line speed or removing good product.
The whole HSL family includes solutions that fill vials and/or syringes, as well as ready-to-use containers, ophthalmic bottles or large-format parenterals. The fastest system is the HSL-PP/8, which runs up to 400 packages per minute with eight heads at each station.
Read the full press release from NJM.
ProMach Pharma Solutions on Display at Achema
As a leading show for chemical engineering and biotechnology, Achema is a perfect fit for our expertise in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical packaging solutions. NJM, WLS and Zalkin will be in Hall 1.1 at Stand #E40 showcasing our bottling equipment, high speed labelers, serialization capabilities and much more.
NJM offers both stand-alone solutions and integrated systems backed by over 100 years of experience and exceptional support, from the earliest stages of planning through implementation and production. On display at the show next month, NJM is highlighting the new track-and-trace compliant container transport systems that feature OPTEL’s BottleTracker.
WLS provides sophisticated and robust pressure sensitive labelers, supported by an extensive field service network and unwavering customer-driven culture. At Achema, they’ll be exhibiting the VR 60 Trunnion Labeler for applying film or paper pressure-sensitive labels onto round containers, as well as the LP-100 Label Printer for offline print-on-demand applications, including serialization.
Zalkin, another ProMach company, specializes in both standard and highly customized capping systems that are perfectly suited to many applications. In addition to highlighting the beltorque inline high speed capper and retorquer, Zalkin will be featuring their state-of-the-art high speed rotary cappers with electronic or mechanical capping heads.
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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