Romaco at Pharmapack 2019 in Paris

Karlsruhe | 2019-01-14

Aggregation for serialised packaging

At the forthcoming Pharmapack 2019, Romaco will show the Promatic PAK 130 semi-automatic case packer. This tertiary packaging solution is shipped ready for aggregating pharmaceutical packaging.

The Promatic PAK 130 is a semi-automatic case packer which packs cartons into cases. The Promatic technology is easy to use and is shipped ready for integrating aggregation solutions. It thus addresses the requirements of the new EU Regulation 2016/161, which comes into force on February 9, 2019. The delegated act supplementing the “Falsified Medicines Directive” contains detailed provisions in respect of security features applied to the packaging of medicinal products for human use. The aim is to enable a drug’s origin and legitimacy to be clearly identified using track & trace methods. The labelling requirement is intended to prevent counterfeit drugs from entering the legal supply chain.

For this reason, the Promatic PAK 130 was designed to be connected to software solutions which provide secure aggregation. The pharmaceutical manufacturers themselves are free to decide which suppliers they eventually purchase their aggregation systems from. Romaco Promatic then configures the PAK 130 accordingly. In this way, the semi-automatic machines in the Promatic PAK product family ensure compliance with the latest anti-counterfeiting standards for pharmaceutical production.

On the Promatic PAK 130 both the grouping, aggregation and stacking steps and the insertion of the cartons into the cases are fully automated. The only manual steps are case erection and feeding. The filled cartons are generally removed by hand, although this can optionally be automated using a buffer. The Promatic PAK 130 currently achieves a maximum output of up to five cases per minute. A system for closing the carton flap with adhesive tape can be installed as an option. The case packer has a compact, ergonomic design with a very small footprint and is easy to clean and quick to retool. What’s more, the technology is altogether affordable to purchase and inexpensive to maintain. The Promatic PAK 130 is hence the perfect final packaging solution for numerous line configurations. Together with the Promatic PTT track & trace labeller, the PAK 130 forms an integrated anti-counterfeiting solution.

On show at Pharmapack in Paris (France) from February 6 to 7, 2019 (Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 7.2, Booth B78).

Romaco Group

Romaco is a leading international supplier of processing and packaging equipment specialising in engineering technologies for pharmaceutical solids. The group provides individual machines and turnkey solutions for manufacturing and packing powders, granulates, pellets, tablets, capsules, syringes and medical devices. Romaco also serves the food and chemical industries.

The Romaco Group has its headquarters in Karlsruhe (Germany) and is part of the Truking Group, a globally operating high-tech enterprise based in Changsha (China). Truking’s core competency is handling and filling pharmaceutical liquids.

Romaco operates from four European business sites, with a broad portfolio comprised of six established product brands. Noack and Siebler (Karlsruhe, Germany) supply blister, heat-sealing and rigid tube filling machines. Macofar (Bologna, Italy) markets technologies for filling sterile and non-sterile powders and liquids. Promatic (also Bologna, Italy) specializes in cartoners, track & trace systems and case packers. Kilian (Cologne, Germany) offers compression solutions for tableting while Innojet (Steinen, Germany) is an innovation leader for granulation and coating.

More than 600 highly skilled and committed Romaco employees are dedicated to the development of future product technologies and to the continuous implementation of internal improvement processes. Romaco’s multi-brand system solutions are sold worldwide through six Sales & Service Centres and a dense network of local agent organisations. Over 12,000 installations delivered by Romaco are currently in use in more than 180 different countries.

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Promatic PAK 130 case packer