Interpack: Safe and simple serialisation

Published: 11-Apr-2014

Atlantic Zeiser shows flexible blister foil printing and serialisation solution

As a leading supplier of sophisticated individualisation and track & trace systems, Atlantic Zeiser is presenting a modular, easy-to-implement software solution in Hall 16, Stand A47. MEDTRACKER is a flexible solution for generating, distributing, printing, aggregating and tracking codes for all international regulations – and includes a full track & trace capability for e-pedigree applications.

Atlantic Zeiser has developed the software architecture of MEDTRACKER to be fully compatible with existing third-party hardware. Thanks to an extensive interface library, MEDTRACKER can be integrated in all conventional business and process management solutions. The modularity achieved by the flexible architecture, moreover, facilitates seamless expansion.

The modular design also allows the implementation of track & trace for parts of a line, entire lines, production sites or whole enterprises with a single product. Unlike conventional software, MEDTRACKER is a generic database application in which all functionalities are dynamically programmed. Not only can this innovative software solution collect and aggregate data on the usual three levels of the packaging hierarchy (individual product, secondary packaging and pallet), but the customer can also simply insert any number of additional levels, such as bundles or containers.

MEDTRACKER integrates the new processes of serialisation and verification into users' existing, often fully automated workflows. This functionality can be combined with manual handling routines, including aggregation and re-aggregation, typically in the shipping warehouse.

To ensure the highest standards of data security, Atlantic Zeiser draws on its wealth of in-house expertise. MEDTRACKER is now making an extended suite of applications available to the pharmaceutical segment for the first time. The software embraces effective, continuously refined defence measures against criminal hacking by outsiders. In addition, data are exchanged between production operations and facilities in an encrypted format.

All product and logistic information is collected and stored for each individual medicine package. Proven and defined access mechanisms ensure the system's auditability.

The superior quality printing of blister foil with variable data is now being made more flexible and affordable, especially for small batches, using the near-line version of Atlantic Zeiser's DIGILINE Blister printing system. Unlike flexo printing, the new system, which is making its debut at Interpack, relies entirely on high-quality, low-maintenance digital inkjet technology. Valuable setup time is reduced when changing jobs because essential operations associated with flexo printing are no longer required. Users can therefore significantly lower their material costs as well, including for consumables such as flexible printing mats and UV dryer bulbs.

DIGILINE Blister is capable of faithfully reproducing even Asian fonts thanks to a native PDF resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and an original PDF RIP process. Furthermore, the quantity of ink applied can be adapted to suit the requirements of the foil. The service life of the UV LED technology used for drying the ink is around 10 times longer than that of the UV-C lamps utilised in flexography.

DIGILINE Blister is fully compatible with MEDTRACKER, offering a future-proof end-to-end solution for reliable blister foil printing and drug serialisation.

Hall 16, Stand A47

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