drupa 2016: The first complete solution for pharmaceutical carton boxes

Individual design in multiple colors and secure serialization in one operation

  • For the first time, the DIGILINE Versa is now combining serialization and Late-Stage Customization in multiple colors.
  • This allows considerable stock reduction of pre-printed box versions – and significant saving potential to be realized.
  • The basis for this is an integrated comprehensive solution with integrated Unique Code Software.

The two greatest challenges in the field of pharmaceutical packaging at present – serialization and Late-Stage Customization – can now be realized presumably for the first time worldwide with a single system solution: Atlantic Zeiser is presenting the new DIGILINE Versa at the drupa 2016 (Hall 15, Stand B02). The demand is high. As many different national labeling and serialization regulations, as well as significantly falling lot sizes are a major challenge. “With DIGILINE Versa, it is now possible for the first time, to print flat or even already-glued carton boxes with all of the necessary labeling, including serialization, just-in-time and in multiple colors. In this way, the costs for logistics and warehousing can be minimized, particularly with lot sizes reducing constantly. This results in significant saving potential, particularly with high value products that are only marketed in small quantities”, says Helmut Schneider, Product Group Manager Pharma & Packaging Solutions at Atlantic Zeiser. For this purpose, DIGILINE Versa, is equipped with superior inkjet technology, for a pin sharp print result at a speed of 50 meters per minute.

The ink used is resistant to water, alcohols and other solvents. With the scalable printing width, a diverse range of box formats can be processed, of up to 300 millimeters in width. Furthermore, it is also equipped with the powerful Unique Code Software, that allows serialization according to existing and future serialization regulations without duplications and with process reliability. The integrated camera system, which verifies the print quality of the Late-Stage Customization subsequent labeling, as well as the serialization, hands over the inspection result to the machine control which makes sure that only good products can arrive on the delivery.

Efficient and process safe package

The Unique Code Software included in the package ensures that no duplicated serial numbers are assigned or printed. At the same time, all coded serial numbers are permanently and securely stored in the database for later usage. Thus contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) and pharmaceutical companies are able to fulfill extremely high requirements for product quality and reporting of production data. Furthermore, the Unique Code Software allows production orders to be distributed across several machines, interrupted, if necessary, and redistributed, in a risk-free manner. This allows a highly flexible and efficient way of production planning. The overview of machines and orders is always maintained with the integrated order management functions – even if several machines are used in parallel or at different locations. Therefore DIGILINE Versa provides an efficient and safe serialization solution for that is free from duplicates and operator errors.

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Lisa Romahn