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Pharmaceutical

Labelling machines for the pharmaceutical industry

January’s machine of the month is a vial labelling system built for a European pharmaceutical company. The customer required a system to apply wraparound labels onto cylindrical vials with the ability to work offline, managing the products on a tray to tray basis, therefore, reducing the manpower needed to load and unload the products. It was essential that the machine was…

November’s machine of the month is a non-stop pouch/bag labelling system provided by multiple ALritma S labelling heads installed into a major producer of pharmaceutical products. Ten labelling heads were integrated into their new multi-line packaging machine to apply multi-page booklets onto the top of painkiller bags. The configuration of the line would not allow it to be stopped for label…

September’s machine of the month is an ALline Special system for a market leading producer of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, designed to print and apply labels to the sides of specialist twin closure bottles. This application required the label to be bent around the top of the product and follow the contour of the bottle to ensure the 2D barcode was…

June’s machine of the month is an ALpharma system manufactured for a global pharmaceutical company. The machine was required to apply tamper evident seals to both ends of a carton and a third hologram label for anti-counterfeiting at a rate of 200 boxes per minute. It also incorporates a checking system to inspect and automatically reject any incorrectly labelled products. The…

August’s machine of the month is an ALcheck system designed for A&S Packing, a leading contract packer with multiple sites in the UK; and in this case shrink sleeving bottles for a principal pharmaceutical manufacturer. A&S use the ALcheck 2D pharmacode reader to inspect a unique 2D Matrix format barcode on the sleeve of the product. The 2D code is not only…

ALTech have recently installed a vial wraparound labelling system within a major European pharmaceutical company. The customer requested an off-line system to allow a single operator to easily un-load and re-load the vials to and from trays. The machine was also required to include all of the typical pharma features such as variable data printing, camera controls, recipe managing, batch reporting…

February’s machine of this month is a labelling system designed for a leading European pharmaceutical company. The requirement of the machine is to apply a label on the opening sides of a box to provide a tamper evidence seal. To achieve this a label is applied on both opening sides and then bent around the edge to seal the box. A…

August’s machine of the month is a wrap-around ALpharma labelling system built for Tcoag, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer of haemostasis reagents. The system is designed to handle a wide range of vial sizes (16mm to 40mm in diameter) made of both glass and plastic. It has the ability to label 200 vials per minute and is built in strict compliance with…

December’s machine of the month is a system which applies wrap labels to plastic tube vials, designed to be inserted into the filling line of an important French pharmaceutical company. The drum feeder receives vials from the filler in a horizontal position and places each vial onto a roller conveyor to be labelled. The machine meets the demands of the pharmaceutical industry…