The constantly growing demands and the increasing complexity of products have a serious impact on packaging procedures in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. The capabilities of the particular packaging solution are also largely determined by the range of equipment options for the packaging machine and the level of integration of suitable line components, but also by the packaging materials used and the degree of automation.
The Pharmadrucker GmbH is a company specialising in secondary packaging and has more than 40 years of practical experience in working with the pharmaceutical industry. The company relies on the high-performance MR393 labelling system from MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection on its three folding lines for the versatile labelling of inserts, outserts and traditional means for usage information.
With the H 052 robot from MULTIVAC, a 2-axis robot can be completely integrated into a thermoforming packaging machine for the first time. This means the space requirement can be reduced significantly. The handling module is capable of being matched flexibly to a wide range of products and finished packs with a weight of up to four kilos. It economically automates the loading, removing and converging of packs in thermoforming packaging lines.
A largely automated packaging procedure increases process reliability, raises efficiency and guarantees optimum product protection. But when is it sensible to automate the packaging procedure? And what are the approaches to this?
To mark FachPack, which this year has put the focus on “Labelling & Marking”, we spoke to Volker Gerloff, CEO of MULTIVAC Marking & Inspection, about the most important trends in the sector.
Wellspect HealthCare placed its trust in the expertise of MULTIVAC for the market launch of a catheter product.
MULTIVAC developed a packaging solution for dialysis bags for Laboratorios PiSA in Mexico. This development will also be able to be used in future for similar projects. Around 2.3 million people worldwide are affected by chronic renal failure. If they are unable to receive replacement organs, they require regular blood purification in the form of hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.
The world economy is currently being determined by a number of different factors, which all have an impact on a globally operating company like MULTIVAC. In our discussion with Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, CEO of MULTIVAC, we asked him for his assessment of the current economic situation.
CHRISTIAN TRAUMANN, CFO OF MULTIVAC, WAS ELECTED IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE FOOD PROCESSING AND PACKAGING MACHINERY ASSOCIATION WITHIN THE VDMA (GERMAN ENGINEERING FEDERATION).