November 9-13, 2008
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA



As world leader in automatic packaging machines for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tea and coffee sectors, IMA comes closer than anyone to understanding and satisfying your requirements.

The Group’s organisational structure features four leading business areas in the main sectors: IMA Flavour (Tea & Coffee Packaging Solutions), IMA Active Division (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA Life (Aseptic Processing & Filling Solutions) and IMA Safe (Packaging Solutions). This renewed image emphasises the values of the Group: nearly 50 years of experience, a history of reliability and continuous innovation and a global support and service network - all this makes IMA your partner of excellence in the field of packaging automation.


IMA Safe  exhibited  new machines for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries

Highly flexible and compact - the new tray-forming machine C102
C102 Series (S-T-V), a new economical tray-forming machine manufactured by PG. Thanks to extremely flexible features, the C102 is ideal for small to medium production runs, clinical trials and contract packers, even though conceptually it is a high-scale production machine (up to 160 trays/minute).  Main features:  
- Balcony construction, completely accessible, according to GMP norms
- Very economical size parts with a wide range of possible blister dimensions 
- Complete change-over in 15 minutes
- Use of all kinds of material 
- Wide range of optional groups available
- Multipurpose for blister trays for ampoules, vials, syringes and other products.

Innovation in the field of counting machines
Nova Packaging Systems exhibited for the first time the new SL39 slat counter which represents a big step ahead for quick slat changeover, short cleaning time and high output. The SL39 is part of a wide range of counting solutions provided by IMA Safe, including electronic counters as well as inspecting machines equipped with cameras. The SL39 features a major innovation which will answer market requirements with regard to increased output and O.E.E. (overall equipment effectiveness) thanks to the drastic reduction of cleaning time, size changeover as well as machine up time. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the SL39.

Also on show from Nova, the A300, a compact belt and hook bottle unscrambler capable of speeds up to 300 bottles per minute, depending on the container.

The Swiftpharm is an innovative multi channel electronic counter for tablets and capsules manufactured by Swiftpack, offering a unique combination of speed, accuracy and control (up to 200 bottles per minute).

The tube fillers from - innovative design

Primarily for the pharmaceutical industry, the new design C1110 is a tube filling machine built to fill and fold aluminium tubes at the real production speed of 100 tubes/minute. Innovative design of the product dosing pump allows for fast and easy cleaning of the “wet parts”. Great accessibility is guaranteed on all four sides for maintenance. C1110 reaches a mechanical speed of up to 110 tubes/minute.

The C970 tube filler is made to handle metal and plastic tubes and incorporates a hot air sealing unit. Completely redesigned to comply with the highest manufacturing process standards, the C970 includes an innovative dosing pump that can be taken apart and removed without any need for tools. C970 reaches a mechanical speed of up to 70 tubes/minute.

High on speed, low on maintenance - that’s Dynamica
Dynamica is a continuous motion horizontal cartoner with a production output of 400 cartons/minute. Simple to operate, Dynamica offers excellent accessibility and simplified components loading. Few parts and fast adjustments make change over quick and easy. Several models cover a large range of sizes, making Dynamica the best choice for flexible, high speed carton packaging.

Short on space? The two-in-one solution - Vertical Cartopallet 
This monobloc case-packing and palletizing machine is the ideal solution when space is lacking at the end of the line. Vertical Cartopallet accomplishes the functions of two different machines in one extremely compact single structure and reaches a production speed of 15 cases/minute, displayed with Systech Serialized Product Tracking. This enables full tracking of serialized products on the line, records product collations and accounts for rejects and QA samples for 2D/1D bar codes and/or RFID tags.

IMA Life  exhibited a new machine for the pharmaceutical industry

Flexibility and user-friendliness - the new compact labelling machine
Sensitive Eco is a completely automatic labelling machine suitable for applying self-adhesive labels on vials or bottles (up to 150 vials/minute). Highly compact, Sensitive Eco has been conceived to guarantee high levels of label accuracy, flexibility and reliability. Designed to enable easy application in line with packaging machines and up or downstream rotating accumulating tables.

The new freeze-drying solutions on offer from IMA Edwards
Following the recent acquisition of former BOC Edwards a new synergy with IMA Life is clear: the best in freeze-drying technology, hand-in-hand with the world’s leading name in one-stop aseptic processing and filling solutions for the pharmaceutical industry.

For more info:
Elena Lucchini (
Exhibition Manager