March 29-31, 2011
New York, NY, USA

Booth #2653


IMA celebrates 50 years of uninterrupted growth!

Since 1961 IMA has been confirming its ability to successfully grasp all future challenges by manufacturing high quality automatic machines for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, tea, coffee and food industries.

50 years working with a passion to better serve our customers and the end-users all over the world.

50 years of a firm commitment of expansion, developing new solutions incorporating the most advanced technology.

Interphex NY 2011 will be the occasion to discover our new solutions for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Our staff will be available to illustrate the innovative features of our new solutions on show as well as our wide range of machines and complete lines to meet all the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

Come and visit us at Interphex NY to discover our new solutions!

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IMA ACTIVE machines on display

The ADAPTA’s DNA has its roots in IMA’s 50 years of experience and more than 5,000 capsule filling installations worldwide. This knowledge and experience have allowed the IMA capsule fillers to evolve and adapt to the ever changing requirements of the market. The machine features an exceptional design flexibility: two of its dosing units are reversible/interchangeable giving the possibility of a plug and play shift between different machine configurations and filling combinations. The machine is designed to dose 3 products (up to 5 upon request) into the same capsule, reaching a speed of 100,000 capsules/hour. The ADAPTA also has an indisputable efficiency as far as in-process control is concerned. With the appropriate options, total production control can be achieved thanks to individual check of product dosage and 100% control of gross and/or net weight. The machine working area is completely accessible also making cleaning operations very easy.

The KILIAN SYNTHESIS 500 is a mid-size tablet press machine designed for easy operation and cleaning. All components have been designed with smooth surface and can be easily cleaned. The die table can be taken out without removing the punches, while the force feeder and the tablet discharge are hinged and can swing out for easy access and cleaning. Since the mechanical and the compression areas are completely separated and sealed off, there is no risk of product penetration into the lower compartment of the machine: this means no risks of cross contamination, less maintenance operations and 100% 'black spot' free tablets. With the state of the art quality control system 'ViCon' an automatic machine set up is possible. The SYNTHESIS 500 reaches a production speed of 360,000 tablets/hour.

The PERFIMA is a perforated pan for tablet coating allowing a high flexibility and reliability. The shape of the pan combined with the mixing baffles position ensure a perfect mixing of the cores and a uniform distribution of the coating material. The machine can work a wide range of batches: from 25% to 100% of the pan capacity, and the mixing capability is maintained in case of working with a minimum or a maximum quantity of product. The machine is completely isolated and can be therefore fitted with a completely automatic Clean In Place system. PERFIMA is available in three models: 200, 500 and 800.
The PERFIMA LAB model (on display at Interphex NY) is also available, for R&D and scale up purposes. This laboratory system makes use of some highly advanced technology as those developed for the production range and this enables the processing of all kind of products, giving maximum flexibility and easy scale up. The high level of automation allows easy operation and maintenance procedures. The PERFIMA LAB can be considered not only as a laboratory coater but also as a machine for small production batches. Thanks to its interchangeable drum (three different drums are available), it is possible to work a wide range of capacities from 3 to 70 litres.

Finally on display, the SPINE: an automatic inspection and sorting system for tablets and capsules produced by SENSUM. The machine has an ergonomic design and inspects the entire surface of tablets and capsules (i.e. size, shape, cracks, colour deviations, etc.) reaching a high inspection speed.

IMA LIFE machines on display

IMA LIFE will exhibit the latest technological breakthrough in sterile filling: the XTREMA F2000. State-of-the-art technological level to offer the most flexible and configurable aseptic filler currently available on the market. The machine features an extremely innovative design, based on a modern modular concept, for actively managing the productive process. In-built versatility matched with a sophisticated thorough IPC system allows the user to gain control over each step of the production by intervening at any time, tailoring the machine to the current needs. The machine features a 100% IPC at the highest speed available on the market: up to 400 vials/minute. XTREMA F2000 can however reach a production speed of 600 vials/minute. Industry experience, proven filling technology and IMA LIFE expertise make of XTREMA F2000 much more than a machine.

On display, two innovative laboratory freeze-dryers: Alpha 1-2 and Alpha 2-4, part of a new range of lab freeze dryers for the North American market. The units are modular by design allowing for easy capacity expansion with a wide range of accessories. The thermally insulated condenser units are fabricated from stainless steel and the coils are located within the chamber for reduced cycle times.

IMA SAFE machines on display

IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK will exhibit the SWIFTPHARM, the innovative multi channel electronic counter for tablets and capsules. The machine takes electronic counting and bottle filling to higher levels of speed and accuracy and delivers twice the output of existing multi-track counters for a given footprint. The SWIFTPHARM has been designed to meet the highest standards of cGMP without the need for product contact change parts. The machine is 21CFR part 11 compliant creating an electronic record as an audit trail. Changeover is simple and fast without the use of tools and can be performed in less than 15 minutes excluding cleaning. Machine utilisation in production is therefore far higher than competitive machines. Production output for the machine is 120 bottles/minute. A twin version of the machine, delivers twice the performance. The new SWIFTPHARM counters offer a unique combination of speed, accuracy and control.




IMA ACTIVE Division offers a complete range of machines for the process and production of solid dose products. Granulation equipment, manufactured both by IMA and ZANCHETTA, for wet granulation and drying for all types of production and layout requirements. Tablet press machines manufactured both by IMA and by KILIAN suitable for pharmaceutical, chemical, food and cosmetic industries. Capsule filling machines with a wide assortment of filling and control systems. Coating systems with solid wall and perforated pans. Checkweighers for 100% control of tablets and capsules. Very flexible powder handling and washing systems manufactured by ZANCHETTA.

IMA LIFE offers machines for the washing and sterilising of pharmaceutical vials, filling and stoppering in aseptic environments of vials, ampoules and syringes, including RABS and isolators, filling and closing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, microdosing of aseptic powders as well as industrial, pilot and laboratory freeze-dryers, which can be combined with the industry's widest range of automated loading and unloading system solutions. IMA LIFE also offers labellers, blowing machines, depackers and traying machines.

IMA SAFE Division is the only manufacturer to offer 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 IMA-PG India. Tablet counting machine production includes IMA SAFE NOVA and IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK. Tube fillers are manufactured by IMA SAFE CO.MA.DI.S., while horizontal and vertical cartoners are manufactured by IMA SAFE Division. It also offers a complete range of end-of-line equipment for the pharmaceutical industry manufactured by IMA BFB Division, including over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing solutions. A collaboration is also in place with UNIVERSAL PACK, one of the major experts in the field of stick-packing, shaped and heat-sealed on four sides.

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