MGS Topserter-Two with optional ECOM unit for greater leaflet capacity
The increasing legislative pressure to provide more and more on Patient Information Leaflets with pharmaceutical products has lead Partners in Packaging to introduce the TopSerter II to the UK market.
The MGS Continuous motion High Speed Rotary Pick and Place TopSerter II leaflet and booklet applicator applies outserts measuring from 25mm 25mm x 1mm thick to 75mm x 75mm x 4mm thick to caps on bottles measuring from 25mm diameter x 65mm high to 100mm diameter x 200mm high.
The four-head rotary feeder, which operates at speeds of up to 300 bottles per minute, depending on mode, is designed to meet all relevant cGMP guidelines and Food & Drug Administration requirements.
Bottles arriving on the infeed conveyor are controlled using a driven scroll feed, which pitches the bottles into a position where a dot of peelable adhesive is applied to the top (or side) of the bottle. The continuous motion rotary pick and place feeder then applies the patient information booklet/leaflet.
The TopSerter ll has features which include missed outsert feed detection and Allen-Bradley controls. It also boasts quick repeatable operator size changeovers, and an easy-to-load ergonomic high capacity leaflet magazine. Identification devices including bar code scanners, vision systems and smart sensors can also be incorporated. The MGS TopSerter range can also be used to apply patient information leaflets and booklets to the side of bottles and cartons.
Now available as an option to give greater magazine capacity is the MGS ECOM™ – extended capacity outsert module. Loading trays into the finger-safe conveyance system is ergonomically friendly, safe, easy and quick Covered or sleeved trays are not required which saves material cost. The ECOM™ is a self-contained module that may field install without validation
Duncan Macintyre, managing director, Partners in Packaging, said, “The introduction of the MGS Topserter II to the UK market will greatly assist pharmaceutical companies to comply with the increasing legislation for more and more detail on Patient Information Leaflets, without the need to increase packaging costs.”