Romaco will take advantage of this year’s Pharmtech 2018 to show a wide range of secondary and final packaging solutions from Promatic. The spectrum will extend from highly automated systems to semi-automatic machines. The Kilian KTP 420X tablet press will round off the portfolio.
Romaco Promatic PTT track & trace platform
The Romaco Promatic PTT is a platform for track & trace technologies enabling tamper-evident identification and tracking of cartons. Pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packers are free to decide which suppliers they eventually purchase their track & trace systems from. Promatic then configures the PTT with the printers, labellers and camera based inspection systems which will be used to identify and verify the security features. The track & trace platform is also ready for connection to serialisation software.
Variable data and the Pharmacode – either a 2D Data Matrix or a QR code – are first of all printed on the side of the packs. Various devices such as an inkjet or laser printer can be used for this purpose. The printed data can then be read optically and verified using OCR/OCV. The flaps at both ends of the cartons can be sealed with security labels for even more effective protection against counterfeiting. Once again, a system checks that these tamper-evident features have been applied correctly.
As a standalone machine, the Promatic PTT can be linked up to any standard cartoner. Configurations with a monobloc design are likewise possible in line with a Promatic cartoner. This kind of integrated solution improves process reliability and at the same time saves space. If connected directly, both machines can be operated via a shared terminal. The Promatic PTT processes up to 400 cartons per minute overall. Romaco will show the Promatic PTT track & trace machine at Pharmtech 2018 in line with the Promatic PAK 130 case packer.
Romaco Promatic PAK 130 case packer
The Promatic PAK 130 case packer from Romaco packs the folding cartons into shipping cases. This semi-automatic machine is shipped ready for integrating aggregation and serialisation solutions. The Promatic PAK 130 groups, stacks and inserts the cartons fully automatically. The only manual steps are case erection, feeding and removal again after filling. An output of up to five shipping cases per minute is possible with the PAK 130, depending on the dimensions of the packaging. A system for closing the carton flap with adhesive tape can be installed as an option. The case packer has a compact, ergonomic design and is easy to set-up and clean after product changeovers. What’s more, the technology is altogether affordable to purchase and inexpensive to maintain. The Promatic PAK 130 is hence the perfect final packaging solution for numerous line configurations.
Romaco Promatic BIPAK vertical cartoner
At the upcoming Pharmtech 2018 exhibition Romaco will show its Promatic BIPAK vertical cartoner in the semi-automatic standard model. With this version, the products are fed manually to the Promatic BIPAK and positioned in the open cartons from above by the machine operator. The feeding conveyor provides sufficient space for four persons and can be extended as required. This user friendly cartoner is ideal for the secondary packaging of upright products such as bottles or jars as well as for inserts like spoons, pipettes or booklets. The operator can switch the machine between continuous and intermittent motion, depending on the application. A simple setting on the HMI suffices. All in all, the Promatic BIPAK is a very versatile system: the basic machine is delivered with all the tools that are required to process the complete product range of the cartoner. At the customer’s request, the machine can also be configured with a pick & place system, which feeds the products automatically. The Promatic BIPAK achieves a maximum output of 120 cartons a minute. Reliable processes and long servicing intervals are further hallmarks of this vertical cartoner.
Romaco Kilian: “cool, fast & clean” tableting technology
With its modern design principles, the KTP 420X rotary press from Romaco Kilian is meanwhile firmly established in the market. “Cool” sums up all measures that keep the temperature in the process area at a constant level below 30°C, which is particularly ideal for processing temperature sensitive medications such as Ibuprofen or Metformin. “Fast” stands for the optimised changeover and cleaning times of the rotary press. With a maximum output of 360,000 tablets per hour, the Kilian KTP 420X can be unequivocally described as a high speed press for pharmaceutical applications. “Clean” refers to the hygienic design, which improves product quality and process reliability. The strict separation between the compaction, retooling and service areas prevents tablet dust from entering the machine compartment. The patented punch bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants. The excellent OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) and TCO (total cost of ownership) values are key characteristics of Romaco Kilian’s KTP 420X. The integrated HMI terminal featuring swipe navigation inspired by modern smartphones turns operating the rotary press into child’s play.
On show at Pharmtech & Ingredients in Moscow (Russia) from November 20 to 23, 2018 (Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 2, Hall 8, Booth B307).
Romaco is a leading international supplier of processing and packaging equipment specialising in engineering technologies for pharmaceutical solids. The group provides individual machines and turnkey solutions for manufacturing and packing powders, granulates, pellets, tablets, capsules, syringes and medical devices. Romaco also serves the food and chemical industries.
The Romaco Group has its headquarters in Karlsruhe (Germany) and is part of the Truking Group, a globally operating high-tech enterprise based in Changsha (China). Truking’s core competency is handling and filling pharmaceutical liquids.
Romaco operates from four European business sites, with a broad portfolio comprised of six established product brands. Noack and Siebler (Karlsruhe, Germany) supply blister, heat-sealing and rigid tube filling machines. Macofar (Bologna, Italy) markets technologies for filling sterile and non-sterile powders and liquids. Promatic (also Bologna, Italy) specializes in cartoners, track & trace systems and case packers. Kilian (Cologne, Germany) offers compression solutions for tableting while Innojet (Steinen, Germany) is an innovation leader for granulation and coating.
More than 600 highly skilled and committed Romaco employees are dedicated to the development of future product technologies and to the continuous implementation of internal improvement processes. Romaco’s multi-brand system solutions are sold worldwide through six Sales & Service Centres and a dense network of local agent organisations. Over 12,000 installations delivered by Romaco are currently in use in more than 180 different countries.