The use of plastic or glass bottles for solid, powder, gel, and liquid products is very common in the pharmaceutical industry. The bottles, which are a primary packaging, are used a lot by end-users, especially in the U.S. market, due to their ease of use and habits. VISIOTT’s bottle labeling station is an effective and stable solution designed by blending the requirements of the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the industry’s traditional label application requirements.
Bottle Labeling Station
Application of Labels to Bottles
In the pharmaceutical industry, labeling bottles is a sensitive and important issue that endangers patient health when mistakes are made. Applying an incorrect label to the product may cause unrecoverable damage to the manufacturer. Labeling operations, which are seen as simple operations, can only be perfected by the correct adjustment of many parameters such as the quality of the label, the speed of the operation, and the ambient temperature.
VISIOTT’s bottle labeling station is designed to eliminate all of these risks for the pharmaceutical industry, and perfectly designed with a focus on labeling application. You will be able to wrap-around label cylinder and prismatic bottles with the perfect and bubble-free labeling mechanisms in its design.
Printing directly to a Label
During production, GS1 Datamatrix, expiration date, and manufacturer lot information are printed on labels applied to vials. With the VISIOTT bottle labeling station, you can print GS1 Datamatrix, expiration date, and manufacturer lot information on a blank space on the label during production. To print the information to the system, thermal inkjet, thermal transfer or laser technology can be integrated according to customer requirements. Printed information on the label on specific products may vary according to the regulations of the countries.
DSCSA serialization of each bottle with a unique GS1 Datamatrix rule can be provided with the system’s L2 Line Manager Software, without integrating L3 level software. You can also save a list of GS1 Datamatrix codes as XML with the line manager software on the system. If the customer has an L3 software, integration can also be accomplished.
Control of the Label
The regulations stipulate the accuracy of the codes and printed information on the label to be applied to the bottles, as well as the control of the correct application of the label. Therefore, there are two default control cameras on the system. The first camera controls the value of the pharma code on the label, the quality of the GS1 Datamatrix, and the accuracy of human-readable text at high speeds. The second camera checks whether the label on the bottle is applied correctly.
Label and Print Management
VISIOTT’s Level 2 Line Manager Software, which focuses on serialization operations, manages line operations. Operation information such as prescriptions on the line, work orders, and master data is stored in a single database. 21 CFR Part 11 compliant architecture offers full audit trail and reporting opportunities. Line Manager Software can be easily integrated into any Level 3 software within the factory.
VISIOTT’s bottle labeling station is capable of labeling 300 bottles per minute for HPDE bottles with a diameter of 40mm. The system is designed compliant with GMP rules.
|Printing Technology||Thermal Inkjet or Thermal Transfer|
|Printing Resolution (max)||600 dpi|
|Verification||Grading and (OCR/OCV)|
|Camera Resolution||1600 x 1200 px (2 Mpx)|
|Capacity (max)*||200 units/minute|
|Voltage / Frequency||110V / 220 V / 50 - 60 Hz|
|Dimensions (W/L/H) (mm)||2490x1160x1945|
|Computer||Fanless Industrial Computer|
|Operation||Touch Screen Monitor|
|Reject Mechanism||Piston or Nozzle (Compressed Air)|
|* Related with unit dimensions|