Marchesini Brings State-of-the-Art Pharmaceutical Packaging Solutions to ACHEMA

Technologies for serialization and aseptic packaging are being displayed at the show.

Marchesini Group has brought to ACHEMA three complete lines and five stand-alone machines representing the state of the art in each sector of the pharmaceutical packaging industry. The machines showcased at the company’s stand (Hall 3.1, Stand G3) comprise a mix of the typical units, from the monobloc Synchro 24 for filling and counting solids, to new units such as the robotized blister line Integra 520V and the vial filler ML 643.

The company’s sterile production line consists of the Stery Capsy aseptic filler and stoppering machine for injectable pharmaceuticals. The key features of this solution are: accessibility to all critical zones, pre-arrangement to fit cRABS or isolator containment systems, and simplified management of spare parts and maintenance. Its balcony design means the area in which the product is exposed can be kept separate from that where the mechanical components are installed. According to Marchesini, this guarantees a completely sterile process, in addition to cutting washing, drying, and decontamination times by 50% compared with conventional machines.

Another display at the show is the new ML 643 linear vial filler/capper-plugger with intermittent motion. The top mechanical production rate is said to be 100 pieces per minute and it can batch from 100 to 200 ml. It can seal containers with screw-on caps or plugs and even with crimped caps. The linear structure makes the ML 643 ergonomic, plus it is easier to work on the machine with a clear view of each phase of the packaging cycle, from filling through to the capping/crimping of the container. The versatility of ML 643 allows it to be set up under a laminar flow in its pharmaceutical applications. 

The RE 302 labeller has been designed for small eye-drop containers. A key feature of this machine is the possibility to check the code 100% because the containers are transported along motorized rotary plates. A photocell detects the position of the code around the container and can send an input to the machine to turn the plate so that it is positioned exactly in front of the camera. If the code is correct, the input is sent to apply the label with the code positioned as required, whereas if the code is wrong, the label is not applied and the container is rejected.

The sterile sector is completed by a new variant of the syringe filler FSP 05. This machine exploits tub opening and syringe filling/stoppering processes integrated in just one monobloc unit. Thanks to its compact footprint and to the individual management systems, it offers economic and technical advantages compared with conventional solutions. The monobloc can produce 12.000 pcs/h and consists of a robotized area where the tubs are opened and an area where the syringes are filled and stoppered; both areas are protected by an isolator that works with laminar flows and guarantees a totally sterile process. 

Source: Marchesini, Hall 3.1, Stand G3