At Expo Pack México 2010 the IMA Group exhibited innovative machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Our solutions were on show at the stand of Omni-Pack, our agent in Mexico, whose staff illustrated the innovative features of our wide range of machines and complete lines to meet all your requirements.
On show, the new KILIAN S250 Smart which 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 is connected to ECONO-TEC dedusting unit and metal detector.
IMA SAFE exhibited the TR200, an extremely versatile, medium production speed blister packaging machine (360 blisters/minute) that was designed for production cycles that require frequent size changeovers. All types of packaging materials can be used. Its compact design and balcony-type structure make it extremely accessible, easy to use and allows a full view of the entire production cycle. The TR200 has the best product price/performance/quality ratio in its product category and is perfect for producing both large and small batches. Size changeover times are quick due to the limited number of parts and user-friendly, error-free operations. Cleaning can be done very easily and quickly. In fact, the operator can access the entire machine due to the particular features of its design. The TR200 is exhibited in line with the A83, an innovative balcony style cartoner (160 cartons/minute).
Finally on show by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S. the C970, a compact and innovative tube filler suitable for aluminium tubes, based on solid stainless steel structure and marked by quick change over and easy dismounting of contact parts without using any tool. “Quintessence” of reliability, ergonomy and ease of use, this model is evidence of CO.MA.DI.S. incomparable capability in manufacturing effective tube fillers, with accurate finishing and brilliant performances. The C970 reconfigures the contents of top class models, using many components from them: an excellent “entry level” in advanced automatic machines. The model on show is equipped with bar code reader and laser engraver. The C970 achieves a production speed of 70 tubes/minute.
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 the washing and sterilising of pharmaceutical vials, filling and stoppering in aseptic environments, filling and closing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, microdosing of aseptic powders as well as industrial, pilot and laboratory freeze-dryers, which can be combined with the industry's widest range of automated loading and unloading system solutions. IMA LIFE also offers labellers, blowing machines, depackers and traying machines. Last year IMA LIFE acquired PHARMASIENA, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of filling machines for ampoules and syringes in aseptic environments.
IMA SAFE is the only manufacturer to offer 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 IMA-PG 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. A new collaboration is also in place with UNIVERSAL PACK, one of the major experts in the field of stick-packing, shaped and heat-sealed on four sides.