At Achema 2015, to be held at Frankfurt in Germany, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, focuses on its line competence. At the event, visitors can expect eleven market launches for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries on a floor space of over 1,000 square meters. With a combination of exhibits and multimedia presentations, Bosch showcases exemplary line configurations for different therapeutic areas.
“Whether customers need a complete line for the production and packaging of oncology drugs, for treatment of diabetes or gastric ulcers, or a solution for eye drops or cough syrup — Bosch is the competent partner for all pharmaceutical requirements,” explains Christian Treitel, head of pharma business development at Bosch Packaging Technology.
Solid and liquid pharmaceuticals
Bosch presents line configuration examples for the manufacturing of tablets for diabetes treatment, as well as for capsules that are administered to cure gastric and intestinal ulcers. The new Hüttlin granulation line Granulean, which is available in three standardized sizes, can for instance be connected to the new Manesty TPR tablet presses via suitable handling and transfer equipment. The capsule line comprises precise dosing, amongst others of pellets, as well as filling on the new GKF 2600 capsule filling machine, followed by inspection and transfer to the packaging process.
On the basis of different therapeutic areas and packaging types, three lines for liquid pharmaceuticals further illustrate Bosch’s line competence. For instance, equipment for all process steps of oncology drugs administered in vials is available — from Pharmatec bioprocess systems to highly precise filling, integration of freeze-drying and capping to external cleaning of vials with the new RAN washing machine. Apart from particle and cosmetic inspection, Bosch also presents a new inspection machine for leak detection. Furthermore, Bosch offers cartoning machines with sophisticated serialization and aggregation solutions for the secondary packaging process.
Flexible line configurations
For ophthalmologic applications, Bosch showcases a Sigpack HSL horizontal flow wrapping machine, which is loaded with vial cards via a Sigpack LDF feed placer. The eye drops, which have been filled with the blow-fill-seal technology, are packaged and hermetically sealed in aluminium compound film to secure products from water vapour and light exposure. An exemplary animation shows how liquid oral dosage forms such as cough syrup can be filled in glass and plastic bottles. Bosch also offers the suitable process technology for these types of medication, as well as the high purity media systems and product sterilizers that are required for after-treatment. Moreover, all line configurations can be flexibly combined with further inspection devices, handling equipment and secondary packaging machines. The requested serialization features are applied to the packaging before aggregation.
Automation technology from Bosch Rexroth
Bosch has set the course for automation technology: the continuous system solution IndraMotion MLC from Rexroth offers a future-proof drive and control technology that also fulfills the growing demands for networked machines and systems on the basis of Open Core Engineering. This way, the automation technology rounds out Bosch’s line competence. Bosch’s technologies will be on display at Achema in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from 15 to 19 June, Hall 3.1, Stand C71.