Atlantic Zeiser at the Emballage 2014: Dedicated to track & trace, serialization and encoding

  • Fair appearance showcases one-stop solutions for serialization and encoding of pharmaceutical packages.
  • Atlantic Zeiser is unveiling a system for highly durable label coding at the fair.
  • Among its other highlights are MEDTRACKER, the versatile modular serialization software solution, and MEDILINE CodeCollectM, which is an ergonomically designed station for manual aggregation.

The pharmaceutical industry is currently facing major challenges arising from the steadily growing need to encode and serialize pharmaceutical products. In this connection, Atlantic Zeiser, a leading supplier of individualization and track & trace systems, is presenting a series of innovative solutions at the Emballage 2014 (Hall 5a, Booth 022). Each of the systems plays an important part in ensuring recent and forthcoming international regulations as well as in the reliable protection against counterfeiters.

DIGILINE Label is the brand-new solution for reliably and economically printing variable information on labels for pharmaceutical products, such as vials. It directly feeds the labels to packaging lines. A consistent high print quality on different materials is guaranteed thanks to contact-free drop-on-demand inkjet technology. Compared to thermo-transfer technology, labels printed with DIGILINE Label are resistant to wear caused by vibration in the packaging line, the covering box, or exposure to alcohol and solvents. The system reaches outstanding high production speeds and is equipped with an integrated label buffer for automatic adaptation to the cycle speeds and intervals of the attached applicator line.

MEDTRACKER is a versatile and modular software solution for pharmaceutical serialization and track & trace applications. The generic software design of MEDTRACKER is based on years of experience in security-sensitive sectors, and reliably covers all implemented and forthcoming serialization principles in the pharmaceutical industry. MEDTRACKER consists of various modules that allow adaptation to specific requirements at cell, line, site and enterprise level. A comprehensive compatibility library allows the connection of third-party hardware and common ERP Systems.

MEDILINE CodeCollectM is an ergonomically designed, mobile workstation for manual aggregation of cases and pallets. Thanks to the integrated interface to MEDTRACKER, the audit-proof storage and forwarding and plausibility check with upstream coding processes is guaranteed anytime. MEDILINE CodeCollectM is also ideal for manual reworks of cases and pallets from automatic lines, and for workflows performed in warehouses. The integrated code-scan camera allows the aggregation of cases with several layers, while the intuitive user interface guarantees full process safety.

DIGILINE Blister is a full digital solution for blister lid foil printing, as Nearline Version with instant feed to packaging lines. The system offers significant cost benefits for smaller and medium-size batches resulting from specific national regulations, clinical trials and market segmentation. Thanks to its full digital 600 x 600 dpi inkjet drop-on-demand technology, job changes can be simply realized by swapping PDF files. Logistical costs for stocking pre-printed foils and setup times for the exchange of flexographic sleeves are now things of the past. DIGILINE Blister is also available as an Inline Version for integration in blister lines or as a stand-alone roll-to-roll Offline Version, and is therefore the ideal solution for retrofits with little mechanical integration effort.

DIGILINE Compact, the cost-efficient entry-level coding system, allows late-stage and short-run printing of serial numbers and other variable information on flat and glued carton boxes and single sheets. Based on the well-proven Atlantic Zeiser drop-on-demand inkjet technology with UV-curable inks, DIGILINE Compact offers highest print quality and durability on smooth and non-porous surfaces, including cardboard material and paper. The system is available with different print widths, belt speeds and additional camera options. Thanks to its flexible feeder and stacker, DIGILINE Compact allows quick format changes and short set-up times. Furthermore, the system can be connected to MEDTRACKER software.

Ute Heiler