Merck Animal Health has installed an S250 automatic labeling system from Newman Labelling Systems in its Millsboro, DE, plant. The company is using it to label poultry vaccine products in a range of glass and plastic vials, from 3 to 50ml, at a speed of up to 250 containers per minute. The system is not only readily able to handle such variety, but also with a minimum of change parts, making it convenient as well as flexible.
The S250 has been supplied with a high specification 1,200mm diameter rotary infeed turntable to feed the vials into the labeling system. The table top has been manufactured from hard Chrome Vanadium steel to minimize wear, together with a maximum top deflection of 0.5mm across the full diameter.
In addition to the specialist infeed turntable, the S250 has been fitted with a hot foil coder working in conjunction with a Systech OCV vision system for overprint inspection.
The entire system was designed, manufactured, installed, validated and put into production by Newman Labelling Systems. Marianna Sowell, strategic sourcing analyst for Merck Animal Health comments: "The machine was chosen because Newman provided the best value equipment which met all our user requirement specifications and fits within the space provided. Newman is quick to respond to requests for service support and their technical staff are knowledgeable."
The S250 is the second Newman Labelling system for Merck Animal Health, following on from a VAL550 that has been successfully in operation for more than 10 years.
The S250 is available exclusively from Newman Labelling Systems, a leading manufacturer of specialized labelling machines for the pharmaceutical industry, with a customer base that includes the world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies. All Newman Labelling Systems are compatible with the leading Vision System equipment to accommodate the latest Track & Trace applications and are fully compliant with FDA cGMP requirements; they can be supplied with validation completed up to PQ.
Source: Newman Labelling Systems