October 11-13, 2011
Nürnberg, Germany

Hall 5  - Stand 5-268

The IMA Group at TechnoPharm 2011

TechnoPharm 2011 will be the occasion to discover our new solutions for the processing of pharmaceutical products. More in details, IMA ACTIVE division will exhibit new solutions for Research and Development, process and production of solid dose 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 TechnoPharm
to discover our new solutions!

IMA ACTIVE division will exhibit new solutions for Research and Development, process and production of solid dose products: the ZANASI 16 THC capsule filling machine, the SYNTHESIS 500 2G tablet press, the STYL’ONE R&D press and the PERFIMA LAB perforated pan.


IMA can boast a long-standing experience on the market world-wide in the design and construction of automatic capsule fillers, as well as 14 years of experience in contained production of Category III, IV and V products. This consistent know-how allows IMA to offer the new ZANASI THC capsule filler, specially designed for contained encapsulation. This machine is a combination of the proven ZANASI machine and of its established technology, with the latest innovations for containment. Thanks to the separation between the processing and mechanical areas by the use of special seals, the ZANASI THC has a limited number of surfaces which come in contact with the product thus avoiding contamination. Sealed doors and negative pressure inside the filling area ensure environmental and operator safety. Automatic washing and/or wetting of all the contaminated parts reduce airborne before the parts to be washed are dismantled Out of Place. For this reason the machine is equipped with strategically located fixed nozzles and the doors are fitted with glove ports allowing the operator to use the manual spray guns. To complete the isolation process flow, the following applications are available: contained valves for powder feeding, wettable chute at the exit, sampling system and statistical weight checking unit in containment. Different solutions are available, according to product category, customer requirements and machine use.

The new SYNTHESIS 500 2G combines the well known separation of the compression area from the lower machine compartment with new solutions for high efficiency and flexibility. The torque drive system is a standard on all SYNTHESIS 2G machines, as well as the new optimized dust aspiration. The state of the art control system 'ViCon', with its innovative “Trending” and “Human RQ” options enable easy and quick machine set-up. The SYNTHESIS 500 reaches a production speed of 360,000 tablets/hour. The machine can be equipped with the Increased IPC: a load cell integrated in the tableting machine allows weight checking of one tablet each turret revolution, with all stations being checked in sequence. The more frequent weight checking guarantees an extremely precise feedback on machine working parameters, ensuring high quality production with the most difficult products.

Also on show, a STYL’ONE press, specifically developed for easy and fast compaction studies. This machine can be upgraded to multilayer and tab-in-tab and can perform all type of studies automatically. Adjustable pre-and main compression, dwell time control from 5ms to 2 second, force and displacement controlled tabletting are included. Fully instrumented and complete with a user-friendly software, STYL’ONE is versatile, easy to use, and can work with as low as 50gr of powder or even 200 mg using the same standard tooling of manufacturing presses.The press can perform clinical batches production with an output up to 2,400 tablets/hour.

The PERFIMA machine 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 show at Technopharm) is 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.


IMA PHARMA is a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products thanks to a high technological profile and the ability to offer tailor-made solutions to satisfy the most sophisticated requests of the market. It includes three highly specialised business areas: IMA ACTIVE division, IMA LIFE and IMA SAFE division.

IMA ACTIVE division offers a complete range of machines for the process and production of solid dose products. Granulation equipment 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 and banding 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.

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, which includes the production range of IMA SAFE SWIFTPACK, IMA SAFE NOVA, IMA SAFE COMADIS and IMA SAFE PG, designs and manufactures complete lines for primary and secondary packaging for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. IMA SAFE manufactures a complete range of blister packaging machines, capsule and tablet counters, tube fillers and cartoners and provides complete end-of-line solutions - over-wrapping, shrink-wrapping, case packing and palletizing - manufactured by IMA BFB division. In collaboration with Universal Pack, IMA SAFE supplies lines for heat-sealed single-dose sachets and stick packs. High production efficiency, ease of use, low maintenance and a minimal waste of packaging materials are the hallmarks of IMA SAFE machines.

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