Bosch adds Sigpack TTMP pharma cartoner to portfolio

A simple and safe changeover concept, high process safety and a broad format and product flexibility characterise the new machine

Sigpack TTMP topload cartoner

Bosch Packaging Technology has added a new topload cartoner to its TTM product portfolio.

The German firm says proven features of the existing TTM platform have been advanced specifically for the packaging of ampoules, vials, syringes, pens and further pharmaceutical industry products. A simple and safe changeover concept, high process safety and a broad format and product flexibility characterise the new machine. Due to its modular design, the machine layout can be adjusted to different product infeeds. With an output of 30 up to 200 cartons, the TTMP provides individual solutions for both small and large production batches.

The Sigpack TTMP can be seamlessly combined with the Sigpack TTMC case packer, which offers a uniform, user-friendly operating concept for the entire line.

Thanks to the patented format changeover concept, Bosch says tool-less format changes with vertical restart can be carried out within a few minutes. The open and easily accessible machine design provides for a very fast line clearance.

'The patented changeover concept enables our customers to flexibly and quickly package various pack styles on one machine. This is especially important for increasingly small batch sizes,' said Michael Haas, Product Manager at Bosch Packaging Systems.

The patented changeover concept enables our customers to flexibly and quickly package various pack styles on one machine

A range of product infeed solutions and loading possibilities ensure the gentle handling of sensitive products such as vials, ampoules, syringes and injection pens. Various gripper technologies provide for smooth packaging of the products. Depending on requirements, vacuum-based or grippers with airflow technology are offered. Modules for forming and inserting partitioners, package inserts and tray denesting can also be integrated.

The TTMP has been specifically advanced for the packaging of ampoules, vials, syringes, pens and further products from the pharmaceutical industry

The Sigpack TTMP is easily accessible and open and the compact, GMP-compliant design supports process safety. Additional track & trace-solutions such as the CPS module (Carton Printing System) from Bosch or third-party suppliers can be easily integrated.

The machine can also be equipped with Bosch CPI software, which manages serialisation from the allocation of serial numbers through to the last aggregation step.

Various monitoring functions inspect the packaging process at several points. For instance, the carton blanks are already scanned at the infeed. Vision systems and code verification allow carton contents to be examined, as well as the correct infeed of the package inserts, and the intact shape of the cartons. Incorrect packs are automatically ejected from the system by discharging devices.

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