ACG introduces NXT Series of pharma machines at PMEC 2019

Sleek, modernized machinery enhances user-friendliness, aesthetics, and IIoT connectivity

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BMax NXT, a NXT series machine introduced by ACG Group

ACG Group, the supplier of end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry – is showcasing a comprehensive portfolio of next-generation production, packaging and inspection machinery. Comprising equipment solutions from two of its four business units, ACG Engineering and ACG Inspection, the NXT Series are future-ready machines that will provide smart USER experience to its customers. Under the NXT series, the machines included are Protab 300 NXT, Protab 700 NXT, BMax NXT, KartonX NXT, Verishield CS18 NXT.

An acronym, USER stands for Ultra HMI, Stealth Design, Explore AR (Augmented Reality) and Reveal IoT. According to ACG, the elevated elements, bring sweeping changes to a significant portfolio of ACG machinery including tablet presses, blister, and cartoning packing equipment and serialization units for track and trace applications. The result is a sizable step forward in all facets of the production experience. The USER works as:

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Ultra HMI: Aligning with the continued push for increasingly automated manufacturing solutions, ACG’s newly imagined HMI system offers seamless control of high-precision, contamination-free machines requiring minimal human-machine interaction. Highlights include a simplified operator experience, better data visualization, decision dashboard, and IIoT enabled.

Stealth Design: With a smooth, flowing style, the sleek new machine look exemplifies ACG’s commitment to versatility, maneuverability, and maximize output at a minimized footprint.

Explore AR: Smarter, secure, and faster, ACG’s unsurpassed Augmented Reality solutions raise the bar of process efficiency. Harnessing the potential of AR technology, ExploreAR claims to reduce the production downtime, identifies and resolves maintenance issues more quickly, and keeps manufacturing moving at a more optimized pace. Highlights include real-time monitoring, remote diagnosis, and proactive service support, proactive maintenance and more realistic operator training.

Reveal IoT: ACG’s IIoT platform enables intermachine connectivity and smart manufacturing processes via easy-to-read dashboards detailing heretofore difficult-to-measure KPIs. Digestible data provides actionable metrics, a quantum leap in transparency leading to predictive maintenance, improved product quality and maximized overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The treasure trove of new information also allows for ‘Golden Batch’ repeatability and optimized production schedules, significantly improving machine efficiency while reducing line downtime.