Atlantic Zeiser offers system for printing serial numbers on flat cartons

Published: 30-Jul-2015

Digiline Single 450 Pharma complies with current and forthcoming serialisation regulations

Atlantic Zeiser is launching a fully integrated system for printing serial numbers on flat pharmaceutical cartons in late September that ensures high quality and process security even when orders have to be processed at short notice.

The Digiline Single 450 Pharma encompasses all of the essential printing, labelling, camera and transport systems, plus new unique code software. It is designed to comply with all current and forthcoming serialisation regulations, including those governing the QR code for veterinary products that will become obligatory in China from 2016. This code presents a special challenge because the software has to be capable of processing the plethora of Chinese characters.

'Packaging service providers in particular need to respond to the call for fast and error-free delivery,' said Helmut Schneider, Product Group Manager Packaging at Atlantic Zeiser. 'The pharmaceutical industry imposes very strict requirements as regards product quality and the reporting of production data. In this context, Digiline Single 450 Pharma represents an efficient and reliable end-to-end solution for delivering non-duplicated and error-free codes.'

The unique code software includes the ability to recognise duplication when data are being imported. Flexible and efficient production planning is facilitated by the option of apportioning production orders to several machines – without incurring any risk – and of interrupting production to redistribute orders. Integrated order management functions keep a constant check on both machines and orders – even when several machines are operating at the same time in different locations.

In combination with inspection cameras, the software enables Digiline Single 450 Pharma to make absolutely certain that the carton box type, code layout and serial number match. Products that do not comply with the prescribed criteria are automatically removed from the production cycle. In such cases, the unique code software ensures that serial numbers are not duplicated and reprinted, even in the event of operating errors, malfunctions or other unusual situations. All the issued serial numbers are permanently and securely saved together with status information in the database for further processing.

Depending requirements, the transport system of Digiline Single 450 Pharma can accommodate or be retrofitted with various hardware units, such as Omega drop-on-demand inkjet printers in a variety of widths, labellers, or inspection cameras, allowing carton boxes to be printed on both sides if required.

The Digiline Single 450 Pharma will be on show at Fachpack, Nuremberg, Germany.

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