At Taropak 2008 the IMA Group exhibited innovative machines for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetics industries.
IMA Active Division offers a complete range of machines for processing and production of solid dose products: granulation equipment, tablet press machines manufactured both by IMA and by Kilian, capsule filling machines, coating systems, weight checking machines for capsules and tablets as well as powder handling and washing systems manufactured by Zanchetta.
IMA Active Division exhibited the Kilian Synthesis WIP 500, a new tablet press machine with a Wash In Place system. The mechanical and the compression areas are completely separated, thus preventing product penetration into the lower compartment of the machine. This means less maintenance operations, less surfaces to be cleaned and shorter cleaning times.
Also on show, the Roto Cube, a high shear granulator and single-pot processor manufactured by Zanchetta. It allows the entire process of any type of product to be carried out in a single and contained bowl.
IMA Safe offers the widest range of blister machines on the market, from low to extremely high speed (up to 1,300 blisters/minute) including Precision Gears machines, counting machines manufactured both by IMA and by Nova Packaging Systems and Swiftpack Automation, tube fillers manufactured by Co.ma.di.s. suitable to fill pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and chemical products, horizontal and vertical cartoners manufactured by IMA Safe for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. IMA Safe Line offers a complete range of handling and end of line machines for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, cake, confectionery, tea, coffee and tobacco industries.
IMA Safe exhibited the TR130S, an economical and very compact thermoforming machine (up to 320 blisters/minute). It is a fully GMP machine with a modern design and high versatility.
On show by Swiftpack the counter Swiftcount. Designed for ease of operation and simple setting, it incorporates a similar microprocessor package to that used on the high speed Swiftpack counting machines, achieving the same high level of accuracy and reliability.
IMA Safe Line exhibited the CP18, an automatic side-loading case-packer incorporating a new concept which makes it particularly suitable for the packaging of individual or bundled cartons/trays into pre-glued RS cases (up to 10 or 14 cycles/minute).