Interphex 2020: the Marchesini Group focuses on serialization and inspection machines
publié le lundi 17 février 2020
Marchesini Group USA – the American subsidiary of the Marchesini Group – will attend Interphex 2020 (April 28-30) in New York where two stand-alone machines will be on show: the Marchesini BL-A420 CW labeler and the CMP PHAR.MA SV inspection machine.
BL-A420 CW labeler is much more compact than the classic solution (carton labeler/print/inspect machine and separate stand-alone checkweigher) and much more compact than the versions offered by the competitors. The cartons are fed and accumulated in-line on the inlet belt to ensure a continuous flow of products, even at high speeds. A patented timing device positions and sets the cartons apart correctly on the toothed belts with adjustable opening, which also prevent slipping. The function of the timing device is to set the cartons at the correct distance apart; its special feature is that it is synchronised with the speed of the whole conveyance system and there is no need for any size change-over adjustments. A load cell is fully integrated into the stepper conveyance system and is able to check the weight of each carton. By integrating the load cell into the toothed belt system of the BL-A420 CW, the machine is able to verify the position of the cartons at all times. If the weight is correct, the product will then proceed to the next step (printing, inspection/serialization and sealing). If the weight is not correct, the subsequent processes are skipped and the carton is rejected, according to the “Fail Safe” operating logic.
The first operation to be performed after the cartons have been checkweighed is the application of the vignette label on the upper panel of the cartons. After the vignette has been applied, the unique 2D code (Datamatrix) and the corresponding human readable data are printed on the side flaps and sometimes on the upper panel. The unique code identifies and makes it possible to track each carton. A camera then verifies both the codes and the readable data. After print inspection, two self-adhesive Tamper Evident seals are then applied on the corner closing points of the cartons. The model showcased is equipped with a new operator interface called “Easy Door”. This version has several improvements from both a functional and aesthetic point of view. The new software makes the operating system more powerful and faster. The wider screen is more ergonomic, and the touch screen is easier to use, similar to that of a mobile phone.
The high level of flexibility of the BL-A420 CW means that all types of printing and vision systems available can be installed on it, which can be customised according to all the current standards worldwide. This special feature makes the BL-A420 CW the most suitable and complete machine for tracking, serialising and labelling cartons, giving a unique identity to all the pharmaceutical products packaged. The machine can process up to 400 cartons per minute.
Alongside the BL-A420 CW will be the SV model designed by CMP Phar.ma. The SV is a semi-automatic machine for the inspection of liquid, lyophilized or powder products in ampoules, vials and cartridges or pre-filled syringes. It is equipped with brushless motors for fast rotation (before inspection) and slow rotation (during inspection) to guarantee complete and efficient product control. The machine can handle up to 100 pieces per minute. Following the CMP acquisition in December 2018, the Marchesini Group now can offer complete lines for producing and monitoring the whole pharmaceutical packaging process, from start to finish, including the Group’s partner, SEA Vision, which also participated in the CMP transaction.
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