| The IMA Group at FCE Pharma 2011 |
IMA can boast a long standing presence in the Brazilian market and, with this in mind, intends to further consolidate its market penetration.
At FCE Pharma 2011 the IMA Group exhibited new solutions for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products.
We taken the occasion of FCE Pharma 2011 to present our new Brazilian production facility which is located near São Paulo. IMA has opened a new production facility in Brazil to be closer to the Brazilian customers and strengthen its presence in this important and strategic market. Our approach is not just to supply innovative and reliable machines, but mainly to be a partner for our customers, guaranteeing immediate after-sales and spare parts services.
The staff of IMAUTOMATICHE DO BRASIL was very pleased to met you at FCE Pharma 2011 to illustrate the innovative features of our wide range of machines and complete lines for the pharmaceutical industry as well as our new Brazilian production facility.
IMA ACTIVE machines on show..
IMA ACTIVE Division exhibited the ADAPTA capsule filling machine, covering low, medium and high speed requirements. It is appreciated for its 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 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.
Also on show from IMA ACTIVE Division, the new S250 Smart tablet press, 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 will be connected to ECONO-TEC dedusting unit and metal detector.
IMA LIFE machines on show…
IMA LIFE exhibited the MINIFAST pilot freeze dryer. With the introduction of the MINIFAST range of lyophilisers, IMA LIFE Freeze drying solutions has established the connecting factor between a typical bench-top freeze dryer used in laboratories and the industrial LYOFAST or LYOMAX range of freeze dryers. The MINIFAST provides the customer with the direct ‘line of sight' required by the FDA between the pilot type freeze dryer that is suitable for scale-up and the larger full production freeze dryers.
IMA SAFE machines on show…
IMA SAFE Division exhibited the TR200, an economical two row blister machine, especially designed for small to medium production runs, also suitable for contract packers, even though its concepts are those of a high-scale production machine. The TR200 reaches a production speed of up to 360 blisters/minute and will be exhibited in line with the A83 balcony style cartoner (140 cartons/minute). The change-over is very easy and quick (less than 15 minutes), without any tools. Once the change-over is finished, no more adjustments are needed. All operator interventions take part on the front of the machine.
IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S. exhibited the C960, a compact and innovative tube filling machine suitable to fill and seal – by hot air technology - plastic and laminate tubes. The machine is marked by quick change of parts in contact with product and easy changeover. “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. In compact and simplified size, it reconfigures the contents of top class models, using many components from them: an excellent “entry level” in advanced automatic machines. The C960 reaches a mechanical speed of 60 tubes/minute.
Finally on show from IMA BFB Division, the CP18, an automatic side loading case-packing machine for insertion of single and bunched boxes in standard size, pre-glued cases. The machine is extremely accessible and compact thanks to its cantilever structure. The carton magazine is horizontal for easier loading. A perfectly square case during filling is assured by pickup and forced opening arms with suction cups. The carton can be sealed with adhesive tape and/or with hot-melt or vinyl glue. Change-over is performed in just a few minutes without tools and adjustments are made with digital displays. The CP18 reaches a production speed of 12 cases/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 of vials, ampoules and syringes, including RABS and isolators, 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.
IMA SAFE Division is the only manufacturer to offer complete primary and secondary packaging line solutions to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical 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 and IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK. Tube fillers are manufactured by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., while horizontal and vertical cartoners are manufactured by IMA SAFE Division. It also offers a complete range of end-of-line equipment for the pharmaceutical industry manufactured by IMA BFB Division, including over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing solutions. A 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.