Based on the expertise of many years of cooperation with customers in the pharmaceutical industry, the Vial and Bottle Labeller from Labelling Systems Scandinavia (LSS) has been designed with a primary focus on user friendliness
The Vial and Bottle Labeller from LSS for reliable handling of vials and bottles. (©LSS)
LSS customers confirm that the machine fulfils the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
The LSS Vial and Bottle Labeller is specified for vials and bottles made of glass or plastic with a product diameter between 14 and 35 mm and a minimum height of 30 mm.
The machine labels up to 250 vials or bottles per minute. The LSS Vial and Bottle Labeller is available both as an off-line or in-line unit.
Due to its small footprint and modular design it can be easily integrated into existing production environments.
The labeller achieves maximum efficiency not only during the period of time when the machine is running but also by enabling quick and safe batch start/stop, format changes, line clearance, cleaning, maintenance and service.
The labelling solution optionally features format parts for multiple product sizes, print on label with thermal transfer printer or laser. Further options include a height adjustable version of the labeller.
Different print technologies such as thermal transfer print or laser marking can be applied. The solution is prepared for integration with several products from the most commonly used suppliers of printers and lasers.
Infeed of the vials and bottles can be executed from a tray via a turn table and conveyor or inline from an upstream machine via conveyor.
The LSS Vial and Bottle Labeller is intuitively operated through a color HMI from where batches can be started or stopped and variable data can be sent both to the printer and the vision system.
The HMI also displays messages and alarms and enables monitoring of the overall machine status.
In the HMI a visualised shift register for labels, vials and bottles can be monitored. The shift register is related to the integrated control and allows vision inspection of the label after it has been printed but before it is applied to the vial or bottle.
Non-approved labels are rejected before they are applied at the label reject station. The functionality of the reject station is also monitored by counter control sensors.
After the label has been applied a vision inspection of the vial or bottle is executed. Only approved vials and bottles are allowed to leave the index wheel whereas non-approved vials and bottles are rejected at the reject station. Counter control sensors monitor the functionality of the reject station.