TechnoPharm 2010 has been the occasion to discover our new solutions for the processing of pharmaceutical products. Our staff illustrated the innovative features of our new solutions on show as well as our wide range of machines and complete lines to meet all the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
IMA ACTIVE Division exhibited new machines for the processing of pharmaceutical products.
The ADAPTA’s DNA has its roots in IMA’s 50 years of experience and more than 5,000 capsule filling installations worldwide. This knowledge and experience have allowed the IMA capsule fillers to evolve and adapt to the ever changing requirements of the market. The machine features an exceptional design flexibility: two of its dosing units are reversible/interchangeable giving the possibility of a plug and play shift between different machine configurations and filling combinations. The machine is designed to dose 3 products (up to 5 upon request) into the same capsule, reaching a speed of 100,000 capsules/hour. The ADAPTA also has an indisputable efficiency as far as in-process control is concerned. With the appropriate options, total production control can be achieved thanks to individual check of product dosage and 100% control of gross and/or net weight.
The new KILIAN S250 Smart has been developed to enhance the concept of flexibility and automation of the proven S250 tablet press, well known for its robustness and reliability. The new version combines established technology with the latest controls and an interchangeable turret. The upper machine head can be lifted to ease turret removal and allow access to the inner part of the press. This operation shortens the cleaning time and improves machine flexibility: the turret can be removed simply and quickly and can be swung out and positioned on a trolley. The machine has a very compact design and is operated via a modern touch screen control. The S250 Smart is available in three versions: Traditional, Classic and Prime. The machine reaches a maximum production speed of 300,000 tablets/hour and will be connected to ECONO-TEC dedusting unit and metal detector.
The GHIBLI is a very flexible fluid bed processing machine which can be set up to accept different product bowls, depending on product formulation and type of applications. The change from one insert to another can be done without tools and is therefore quick and easy. The product containers are fitted with an air distributor with screen designed to avoid product loss into the lower part of the machine, while the patented spraying system operates by means of a binary nozzle avoiding dripping. The granulation chamber can be lowered and rotated by means of a patented system, so that filter change and positioning are carried out from the external part of the machine without any need of lifts or platforms. Fabric and metallic filters are both available. Installations up to 12 bar ATEX compliant are available. A high flow Clean In Place is supplied to optimize cleaning times and water consumption. GHIBLI can be easily integrated with other granulation equipment for highly automated and contained installations.
Finally on show, the SPINE: an automatic inspection and sorting system for tablets and capsules produced by SENSUM. The machine has an ergonomic design and inspects the entire surface of tablets and capsules (i.e. size, shape, cracks, colour deviations, etc.) reaching a high inspection speed.
IMA ACTIVE Division offers a complete range of machines for the process and production of solid dose products. Granulation equipment, manufactured both by IMA and ZANCHETTA, for wet granulation and drying for all types of production and layout requirements. Tablet press machines manufactured both by IMA and by KILIAN suitable for pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries. Capsule filling machines with a wide assortment of filling and control systems. Coating systems with solid wall and perforated pans. Checkweighers for 100% control of tablets and capsules. Very flexible powder handling and washing systems manufactured by ZANCHETTA.
IMA LIFE offers machines for washing and sterilising pharmaceutical vials, filling and stoppering machines for aseptic environments, filling and closing machines for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, microdosing machines for aseptic powder filling and, thanks to IMA EDWARDS*, industrial and pilot freeze-dryers. IMA LIFE also offers labellers, blowing machines, depackers and traying machines. In 2009 IMA LIFE acquired PHARMASIENA, an Italian company that specialise in the design and production of filling machines for ampoules and syringes in aseptic environments.
IMA SAFE is the only manufacturer that offers complete primary and secondary packaging line solutions to the pharmaceutical, toiletry, cosmetic and food industries. Blister machines have speed ranges from low to super high speed (1,300 blisters/minute). Low speed machines are also manufactured by the subsidiary PRECISION GEARS (India). Tablet counting machine production includes IMA SAFE NOVA (USA) and IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK (UK). Tube fillers are manufactured by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., while horizontal and vertical cartoners are manufactured by IMA SAFE. IMA SAFE LINE offers a complete range of end of line equipment which includes over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing solutions.
*Edwards" is a registered trademark of Edwards Limited and is used by IMA Group under license.