At the 26th Interphex in Tokyo, Japan from July 10 to 12, Bosch Packaging Technology presented highlights from its comprehensive pharmaceutical portfolio. Highlights have been the FLT vial filling and closing machine, which is the ideal solution to automate manual vial filler operations for low production or laboratory environments and the laboratory device tablet press Xpress 100 which represents the process technology section. Novelties in inspection technology included the KKX 3900 inspection unit for filled capsules and the ETIM5-0700 tablet inspection machine. The show presence was complemented with an exhibition of several packaging materials suited for the pharmaceutical industry.
„Interphex is the most important trade show for the pharmaceutical industry in Japan. We are very satisfied with the course of this year’s show. Considering the number and quality of our customer contacts, we clearly feel the economy in Japan is getting back on track. With the acquisition of Eisai Machinery, we have extended our portfolio by important competencies for our customers. Our goal is to be their preferred partner for process & packaging technology as well as packaging material.”, Joachim Baczewski, Vice President Bosch Packaging Technology K.K..
Novelties in inspection technology
The ETIM5-0700 tablet inspection machine inspects tablets from 5 millimeters to 12 millimeters for defects including chipped, broken or sticking tablets, spots, discoloration, foreign objects (hair, fibers) and other imperfections.
The inspection unit KKX 3900 is used for weight and quality control of filled hard capsules. The machine can be integrated after any capsule filling machine and achieves an output of up to 220,000 capsules per hour. The system is based on soft x-ray technology and inspects quality parameters such as weight and length of capsules with high accuracy.
Competence in laboratory devices and small batch production
The compact and mobile tablet press Xpress 100 is equally suited for research and development purposes. Its data collection system provides an ideal platform for evaluation of new formulations. With a range of flexible turret options, clinical trial batches can also be produced.
The FLT vial filling and closing machine is the ideal solution to automate manual vial filler operations for low production volumes or laboratory environments.