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Atlantic Zeiser will show at Interpack a Serialize with an optimized workflow

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Serialization, tamper-evident, and checkweigher requirements can be adhered to in a single, workflow-optimized step. Atlantic Zeiser is introducing the newly developed track & trace system MEDILINE T&T at Interpack 2017 (Hall 16, Stand A47). If required, the system comes with integrated checkweigher and tamper-evident labeler. The integrated interface to the MEDTRACKER software allows the process-reliable serialization of filled folding cartons.

“Many pharmaceutical manufacturers face challenges in adapting packaging lines to new requirements in a timely manner while maintaining productivity. These requirements involve not only the obligation to serialize, but, in many cases, tamper-evident functionality as well,” says Stefan Rowinski, Product Manager for Atlantic Zeiser. “The new MEDILINE T&T offers a complete solution to these challenges, one in which the individual functional modules are perfectly attuned to one another. In this way, existing individual solutions, for checkweighers or the application of temper-evident labels, for instance, can be replaced and space utilization optimized.”

In addition to a very compact design, there was a special focus on flexibility during development so that the user could switch quickly to different formats or coding requirements. For example, the new quick-change device allows the position of the camera and printer unit to be changed without tools or other components in a few steps that take only minutes. This minimizes setup time and makes it unnecessary to invest in a second camera and printer unit. “This always plays a role when lots of job and format changes are necessary and the coding of products is not always performed at the same position on the folding carton, but varies from product to product,” says Rowinski. The extremely precise transport mechanism ensures efficiency and safety: even at extremely high throughputs – up to 350 packages per minute – high-quality, reproducible coding results can be achieved.

In addition to the integrated line manager, the MEDILINE T&T is equipped with an interface for the Atlantic Zeiser MEDTRACKER software. This allows central allocation, storage, and forwarding of jobs and unique serial numbers and ensures the highest levels of process reliability – even across multiple production lines or locations simultaneously. MEDTRACKER is also able to communicate with ERP systems through open interfaces – if necessary, at ISA Level 4.

The design of the new MEDILINE T&T, thought through to the smallest detail, was developed with an eye to the current GMP guidelines, and thus addresses such concerns as easy accessibility, line clearance, and convenient cleaning. The selection of recipes and the intuitive controls for all functions are performed with a central touchscreen. The MEDILINE T&T, equipped with a cartridge-based printing system, reaches production speeds of up to 350 folding cartons per minute with a print resolution of 600 dpi. If required, the monitoring camera and sensors ensure reliable ejection into a collecting bin that can be emptied during operation. Another labeling unit, such as one for toll stickers or Bollini, can be integrated, as also other printing heads and cameras, for affixing helper codes, for instance.

The Pharmaceutical and Packaging Solutions division of Atlantic Zeiser ranks among the leading suppliers of sophisticated individualization, serialization and track & trace solutions that efficiently and seamlessly monitor product movements, securely verify authenticity, and reliably protect against counterfeiters. Innovative digital printing uses drop-on-demand technology to create superior-quality labeling, coding and marking solutions – from primary packaging to late-stage customizing in the pack printing segment.

Specifically for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors, the division develops tailored systems to facilitate the reliable, legally compliant, cost-efficient and fast application of unique security features to individual and mass products. Atlantic Zeiser’s track & trace systems bring together the latest machine and printing technologies with intelligent and fully compatible software architecture. The company addresses the particular needs of the pharmaceutical industry with its MEDTRACKER serialization software, and offers BRANDTRACKER to support the sophisticated brand protection endeavours of the cosmetic segment.

Atlantic Zeiser’s other division is Security Printing Systems, which supplies not only systems for personalizing ID cards, banking and credit cards, as well as gift and other customer loyalty cards, but also solutions for numbering banknotes in any currency, and serializing passports. Atlantic Zeiser has its head office in Emmingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and oversees nine facilities worldwide as well as sales and service partners in around 50 countries.

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