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Blister Track and Trace
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Primary pack serialization and aggregation: an innovative yet practical solution for safer products. Find out more.
In line or off-line process? It’s up to you.
The software can manage the printing process directly in line, on the blister thermoformer, or using an offline Roll2Roll machine. For the showcase, it was used a K600G by Domino Printing UK, developed in cooperation with Gallarus Industry Solutions.
Print your reels in-house at a later stage without worrying about stocks.
Flexibility and optimal control, at high speed
The software’s print quality verification algorithms work at high-speed, reaching the highest levels of performance both in terms of printing and inspection.
Serialize your reels with excellent printing accuracy and inspection reliability.
The secret for no product waste
The secret of the R2R solution is the “smart tracking”, the digital reject management system allows continuous productivity, even when a defect is detected during the printing process.
Software logic and automation integration, a perfect match
An index code printed on every blister row is read by a camera situated on the blister thermoforming station: when the system detects a wrong index code, it closes the tablet feeder for that specific row, and the blister will be rejected without tablet waste.
Blister packaging and aggregation to carton
a.camera 1
Product presence in blister. Product correctness. Damaged products, wrong colour, shape and size.
b.camera 2
Index code control that recognizes wrong blister rows previously printed on the off-line printing station.
c.camera 3-4-5
Blister / single pocket code control. Data matrix control on blisters or on single pockets for carton aggregation.
d.camera 6
Leaflet Pharmacode control.
e.camera 7
Verification of pharmacode on carton flap.
f.camera 8
Aggregation Helper code. The system prints and verifies the helper code on the carton and associates the blister codes with the helper code.
g.camera 9
The previously printed helper code is read and joined to the serialized data matrix printed on the labeller.
h.camera 10
QR code printing and verification on carton top. The QR code may include marketing information (website, product information).
i.camera 11
Printing and verification of serialized data matrix and variable data (GTIN, serial number, batch number, expiry date). The serialized data matrix is joined to the helper code. Blister to carton aggregation is now complete.
Aggregation to carton
You've joined the final step.
After serializing the primary packaging, it’s now time for blister-to-carton aggregation.
The last mile for total safety
At this stage, the 3-axis Robocombi robot developed by Marchesini Group transfers the blisters into the product conveyor for their insertion into the cartons. Programmable to perform different stacking sequences according to the blister count set, the Robocombi is controlled by software to automatically synchronise the transfer, tracking and stacking system. This technology, together with SEA Vision traceability software, ensures perfect aggregation.
Reach total traceability
Total data control done by SEA Vision traceability software and its integration into the Marchesini Group lines is extending its range of application, not only from carton to pallet, but also from primary to secondary packaging, thus ensuring 100% traceability.
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This blister track and trace solution is strategic when drugs are dispensed in single doses.
Because when drugs are dispensed in hospitals, pharmacies - or they are in the hands of the consumer for personal use - the primary and secondary packaging are often separated.
Without aggregation, the primary packaging of drugs is still at risk of counterfeiting.
The answer to this challenge is to serialize the blisters and associate them with their cartons through aggregation. With thousands of software applications and machines installed around the world, the joint expertise and technological developments of SEA Vision and Marchesini Group together make it possible to reach amazing new results in terms of total safety and efficiency, and to fight counterfeiting.
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