|The IMA Group at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2009 |
IMA continues to innovate and meet the needs of a market that increasingly calls for machines capable of guaranteeing continuous and high output efficiency. As a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, tea and coffee, IMA comes closer than anyone to understanding and satisfying your requirements.
At Pack Expo Las Vegas 2009 the IMA Group exhibited new solutions for the packaging of pharmaceutical products.
UNILINE, a new and unique addition to the market, is a conveying filling and capping system that flexibly integrates the functions required to form a complete counting line: container loading, desiccant insertion, counting and filling, cotton insertion, capping, coding and rejection. With UNILINE, every container is unique and identifiable. Thanks to the innovative positive conveyor system, each container is positioned inside a dedicated housing, ensuring traceability at every stage of the packaging cycle, from loading to rejection. UNILINE is an all-new concept in packaging solid products into containers, generated by the experience of IMA SAFE LINE, IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK and IMA SAFE NOVA.
On show by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., the C970, a tube filler suitable to handle metal and plastic/laminate tubes with hot air sealing unit. Innovative features of the C970 include a dosing pump that can be swiftly dismounted without using any tools, quick interchangeability of closing/sealing heads and a programmable "touch screen" colour panel, easily accessible to the operator and suitable to perform digital adjustment of working parameters. Thanks to the design criteria the machine allows an easy access to the four sides of the basement for cleaning and maintenance operations. The C970 achieves a speed of 70 tubes/minute
The MS250 is a new compact, servodriven stretch-bander designed by IMA SAFE LINE for the pharmaceutical market. The cantilever structure and separation of the drive and production units allow the best access for service, maintenance and cleaning. Very quick size changeover, ergonomic film reels change, production speed up to 60 bundles per minute. As alternative to the standard up-stacking infeed system, the MS250 can be arranged with a Pick & Place infeed system (on show at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2009) able to manage each single product or layer and collate bundles with several layers.
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).
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.
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, checkweighers for capsules and tablets as well as powder handling and washing systems manufactured by ZANCHETTA.
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 IMA EDWARDS*, freeze-drying machinery. IMA LIFE also offers labellers, blowing machines, depackers and traying machines. IMA LIFE has recently acquired PharmaSiena, an Italian company that specialise in the design and production of filling machines for ampoules and syringes in aseptic environments.
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 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.
*Edwards" is a registered trademark of Edwards Limited and is used by IMA Group under license.