At the last Pharmtech exhibition in Moscow, Romaco showed its BIPAK vertical cartoner in line with the PAK 130 case packer in the semi-automatic standard model. With this version, the products are fed manually to the Promatic BIPAK and positioned in the open cartons from above by the machine operator. The feeding conveyor provides sufficient space for four persons and can be extended as required. This user friendly cartoner is ideal for the secondary packaging of upright products such as bottles or jars as well as for inserts like spoons, pipettes or booklets. The operator can switch the machine between continuous and intermittent motion, depending on the application. A simple setting on the HMI suffices. All in all, the Promatic BIPAK is a very versatile system: the basic machine is delivered with all the tools that are required to process the complete product range of the cartoner. At the customer’s request, the machine can also be configured with a pick & place system, which feeds the products automatically. The Promatic BIPAK achieves a maximum output of 120 cartons a minute. Reliable processes and long servicing intervals are further hallmarks of this vertical cartoner.
The in-line Promatic PAK 130 case packer, which packs the folding cartons into shipping cases, is semi-automatic too. This machine groups, stacks and inserts the cartons fully automatically. The only manual steps are case erection, feeding and removal again after filling. An output of up to five shipping cases per minute is possible with the PAK 130, depending on the dimensions of the packaging. A system for closing the carton flap with adhesive tape can be installed as an option. The case packer has a compact, ergonomic design and is easy to set-up and clean after product changeovers. What’s more, the technology is altogether affordable to purchase and inexpensive to maintain. The Promatic PAK 130 is hence the perfect final packaging solution for numerous line configurations.
With its modern design principles, the KTP 420X rotary press from Romaco Kilian is meanwhile firmly established in the market. “Cool” sums up all measures that keep the temperature in the process area at a constant level below 30°C, which is particularly ideal for processing temperature sensitive medications such as Ibuprofen or Metformin. “Fast” stands for the optimised retooling and cleaning times of the rotary press. With a maximum output of 360,000 tablets per hour, the Kilian KTP 420X can be unequivocally described as a high speed press for pharmaceutical applications. “Clean” refers to the hygienic design, which improves product quality and process reliability. The strict separation between the compaction, retooling and service areas prevents tablet dust from entering the machine compartment. The patented punch bellows protect the tablets from contamination with lubricants. The excellent OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) and TCO (total cost of ownership) values are key characteristics of Romaco Kilian’s KTP 420X. The integrated HMI terminal featuring swipe navigation inspired by modern smartphones turns operating the rotary press into child’s play.