Packaging Strategies and Solutions from Schubert-Pharma

June 8, 2015

Schubert-Pharma is featuring the world's first prototype of a packaging machine without an electrical cabinet.

At ACHEMA this year, Schubert-Pharma is featuring the world's first prototype of a packaging machine without an electrical cabinet. The technology provides a first glimpse into the future of the next generation of packaging machines and their control concepts.

Another system is the flexible packaging of bags with disposable syringes, including leaflets, demonstrated by the company at its booth, in different layer configurations.

In addition, Schubert-Pharma is showcasing its line management system (LMS) with control station, which enables the planning and documentation of efficient production line operation.

Schubert-Pharma also has a consulting portfolio for the pharmaceutical industry to support customers with its engineering expertise, for example, in planning their future production.

Electrical-cabinet-free packaging machines

A visible sign of the elimination of conventional electric systems for electrical-cabinet-free packaging machines is the narrower top section of the TLM machine frame. Because the servo amplifiers of the machine belong within a decentralized control architecture for TLM robots, they no longer require an electrical cabinet. Moreover, the number of electronic parts has been significantly reduced.

According to Schubert, this innovation combines intelligent software and reduced mechanics. The company says that the system’s maintenance costs are significantly lower compared with conventional systems while its efficiency is improved.

A highlight, already available today, is the new 3D scanner that allows spatial vision in the packaging process. The scanner opens up attractive control parameters such as volume, weight, and stack height, enabling the identification of products under difficult conditions. This feature contributes to raising quality control to a new level of performance.

The second TLM system on display packages different packaging formats of disposable syringes. In addition, up to three packaging add-ons can be assembled per packing unit. Depending on the customer’s packaging quantities, the system enables different layer configurations.

Line management systems

Schubert-Pharma is also demonstrating how efficiently the data exchange between the production line and the factory management can be implemented with its LMS. The system control console enables production managers to have an overview of the current machine status at all times and can, for example, create a batch protocol at the end of production. Individual software modules can be assembled based on the required depth. From planning the batches at the machines, through data requirements of the individual functional elements, up to the automatic creation of batch reports, the system control console displays the current production status for system operators on touch screens and at any time.

More information is available on www.schubert-pharma.com

Source: Schubert-Pharma, Hall 3.1, Stand G27