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NJM Packaging, Optel to exhibit track and trace solutions at US healthcare packaging event

PKBR Staff Writer Published 13 September 2017

Pro Mach’s subsidiary NJM Packaging and Optel will exhibit their track and trace solutions at the Healthcare Packaging Expo in Las Vegas, US.

The event will take place between 25 and 27 September.

At the event, the companies will exhibit an integrated system for pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packers.

The companies will integrate NJM's Trotter W pressure-sensitive labeler with Optel’s BottleTracker, which helps to achieve in-line serialization and enables accurate aggregation at secondary packaging on automated lines to enhance manufacturing efficiencies.

NJM's Trotter W labeler has been developed for the wrap-around labeling of round containers at speeds of up to 150 bpm.

It can be installed with a thermal transferor laser printer to print serialized 2D barcodes and alphanumeric codes, lot numbers and expiration dates on the preprinted pressure-sensitive labels during the labeling operation.

OPtel’s vision system allows to inspect the variable data on the web and the labels on the bottles, while an automated reject device removes any abnormalities from the production line.

Once the labeling completes, the BottleTracker will mark the bottom of each bottle with a unique identifier in black or UV ink with the support of a continuous inkjet printer.

The vision system allows to verify the components and associates each unique identifier to the serialized code, helping to facilitate precise aggregation at secondary packaging by allowing the downstream vision system to capture one image of the entire group of bottles.

According to Pro Mach, the integrated system helps product manufacturers and contract packers to authenticate product pedigrees and limit the risk of product recalls, litigation and settlements

Trotter W and BottleTracker can be installed to handle different inspections, including the presence and placement of labels, topserts and sideserts.

The integrated system will verify report and manage the serial numbers, including those associated with bottles that are rejected, reworked and reintroduced.


Image: NJM's Trotter W pressure-sensitive labeler. Photo: courtesy of Pro Mach, Inc.