FachPack 2016: The first complete solution for pharmaceutical carton boxes

Individual design in color and secure serialization

  • The DIGILINE Versa combines serialization and late stage customization in color.
  • 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 a newly developed high-speed four color printer and 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 FachPack 2016 (Hall 3, Booth 415). The demand is immense, as many different national labeling and serialization regulations, as well as significantly falling lot sizes pose a major challenge. “With DIGILINE Versa, it is now possible to print flat or even already-glued carton boxes with all relevant information for product declaration such as doses, warnings, ingredients logos and serlialization codes in one single pass, just-in-time and in color. 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 very valuable 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 and at a 600 dpi resolution. One DIGILINE Versa system can make it unnecessary for processing companies to upgrade several packaging lines with serialization equipment, thereby considerably facilitating such projects since existing validated plants can remain unchanged in accordance with European regulations.

The ink used is lightfast and 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, the DIGILINE Versa 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 and serialization elements, 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 makes it possible that no duplicated serial numbers can be 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 that is free from duplicates and operator errors.

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Ute Heiler