May 19-22, 2009
Brno Exhibition Centre
Brno, Czech Rep.

Hall F - Stand 007



As a world leader in automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea and coffee, IMA comes closer than anyone to understanding and satisfying your requirements.

The Group’s organisational structure features four leading business areas in the main sectors: IMA FLAVOUR (Tea & Coffee Packaging Solutions), IMA ACTIVE Division (Solid Dose Solutions), IMA LIFE (Aseptic Processing & Filling Solutions) and IMA SAFE (Packaging Solutions).

At Embax Print 2009 the IMA Group has exhibited new solutions for the pharmaceutical and tea industries.

IMA FLAVOUR offers the widest range of machines for the packaging of tea and herbs in filter bags and of coffee in filter paper pods either for regular and espresso coffee.
On show, the C27, an automatic medium speed tea bag packaging machine (250 tea bags/minute) for non heatsealable double chamber filter bags with string and tag, but without aluminium staple. The C27 filter bag is based on a traditional non heatsealable double chamber bag that guarantees optimum infusion efficiency enabling the natural tea aroma to flow out. No metal staple or additional packaging materials are required to fix the tag and the cotton thread to the bag as fixing is achieved by two simple knots.  

IMA ACTIVE Division offers a complete range of machines for the process 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.

On show, the ZANASI 40F, a capsule filling machine able to dose powder, pellets, liquids and tablets into hard gelatine capsules. The machine provides maximum versatility in terms of multi product dosing, due to the possibility to fit different dosing units. The machine is very simple to use and features easy access to the work area, very short size changeover and cleaning times. The Zanasi 40F reaches a production speed of 40,000 capsules/hour.


Also on show, the S250 PLUS, a very flexible and reliable tablet press ensuring great efficiency, low servicing costs and long life. The compression area has smooth surfaces and is completely paint-free. The main components, such as impulse transmitter and force feed fillshoe drive system, are located outside the press compartment and the punch bores are protected by special oil and dust tight seals. The press is easy to dismantle and ensures optimal access. The S250 PLUS reaches a speed up to 297,000 tablets/hour.

IMA LIFE offers machines for washing and sterilising pharmaceutical vials, filling and stoppering machines for aseptic environments, filling and closing machines for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, microdosing machines for aseptic powder filling and, thanks to the acquisition of IMA EDWARDS*, freeze-drying machinery. IMA Life also offers labellers, blowing machines, depackers and traying machines. 

* "Edwards" is a registered trademark of Edwards Limited and is used by IMA Group under license.

 IMA SAFE is the only manufacturer that offers complete primary and secondary packaging line solutions to the pharmaceutical, toiletry, cosmetic and food industries. Blister machines have speed ranges from low to super high speed (1,300 blisters/minute). Low-medium speed machines are also manufactured by the subsidiary PRECISION GEARS (India). Tablet counting machine production includes IMA SAFE NOVA (USA) and IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK (UK). Tube fillers are manufactured by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., while horizontal and vertical cartoners are manufactured by IMA SAFE. IMA SAFE LINE offers a complete range of end of line equipment which includes over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing solutions.


the ROTOVAC 210 PLUS, a continuous motion rotary forming and sealing machine. Its main characteristics are: quick size changeover, very simple and cheaper size parts, easy to use, plc that controls all machine functions, simple and reliable connection to the cartoning machine. The ROTOVAC 210 PLUS reaches a production speed of 240 packs/minute.  


IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK  exhibited the 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. The basic unit comprises a stainless steel cabinet with integral microprocessor control system, vibrator feed arrangement with variable vibration control, quick release twin-track feed tray and contact parts, stainless steel outlet funnel and clear plastic dust cover.

Finally on show by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., the C960, a complete automatic tube filler suitable to handle metal, plastic and laminate tubes containing cosmetics products. The machine having a new type of automatic empty tubes feeding magazine, has been completely redesigned complying with the highest manufacturing process standards. The machine has been shown equipped with hot air sealing unit and PLC with programming visualizer (H.M.I.). The C960 reaches a mechanical speed of 60 tubes/minute.



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