Pharma and medical packaging technologies on display: Page 4 of 9

Daphne Allen in Pharmaceutical Packaging on October 24, 2016


Labeling and Cartoning

Marchesini Group will exhibit two stand-alone machines for the American market. The new BL A420 CW labeler (shown above) for Track & Trace requirements was developed by Neri, a division of Marchesini Group specializing in carton labeling and tracking machinery. A completely integrated load cell in its stepper conveyance system controls the weight of each carton; according to the company, this system is much more compact than the classic solution in which the weighing unit is coupled in-line and more compact than competitive solutions with weighing units with their own conveyance system and independent from that of the labeling machine. By integrating the load cell into the toothed belt system of the BL A420 CW, the unit is able to verify the position of the cartons at all times. If the weight is correct, the product proceeds through subsequent processes (serialization, marking, and sealing) then to the next machine. If the weight is incorrect, the subsequent processes are skipped and the carton is rejected, according to the “fail-safe” operating logic. All types of printing and vision systems can be installed on BL A420 CW. The BL A420 CW will be backed by cartoner model MA 80, developed for flexibility, ergonomics, and speed. The new MA 80 can process up to 120 cartons a minute, while the previous version could run 80 per minute. Marchesini Group,

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