ACHEMA: Schubert-Pharma presents prototype of a packaging machine without an electrical cabinet


Will also demonstrate its Line Management System (LMS) with control station

German packaging specialist Schubert-Pharma, which combines the pharmaceutical expertise of Gerhard Schubert and IPS International Packaging Systems, is presenting the first prototype of a packaging machine without an electrical cabinet that allows a first glimpse into the future of the next generation of packaging machines and their control concepts.

On another Schubert system, the flexible packaging of bags with disposable syringes, including leaflets, will be demonstrated in different layer configurations. In addition, the company will be showing its Line Management System (LMS) with control station, which enables the planning and documentation of efficient production line operation.

The company will also be presenting its consulting portfolio for the pharmaceutical industry, with which it supports customers with engineering expertise, for example, in planning the future of production.

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, the so-called 'robot heaven'. Since the servo amplifiers of the machine belong within a decentralised control architecture for TLM robots, they no longer require an electrical cabinet. Moreover, the number of electronic parts has been significantly reduced.

With the second TLM system to be shown at Achema, Schubert-Pharma is primarily emphasising the flexibility of its machines for the pharmaceutical industry. This system, which is being used by an American manufacturer of medical technology, handles different packaging formats of disposable syringes. In addition, up to three packaging add-ons can be assembled on each packing unit.

With a working station for the Line Management Systems (LMS), the company will be demonstrating how efficiently the data exchange between the production line and factory management can be implemented. With the system control console, production managers 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.

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Hall 3.1 Stand G27