discovering the extraordinary through sustainability and digital innovation
One of the most anticipated events in the global packaging industry is back. After being stopped and postponed several times because of the pandemic, the 2023 edition of Interpack, is finally scheduled for May 4 – 10 at the Düsseldorf trade fair.
Marchesini Group is ready to welcome its customers, suppliers and partners again, at Hall 15, booth A42 1-6, offering its traditional warm made-in-Italy hospitality in full Sustainability, digital innovation, sterile and aseptic filling, inspection, traceability, and tailor-made solutions are the guidelines on which the Group has built its exhibition itinerary. This itinerary is designed as a journey among the machines, lines, and services, in order to meet all the needs of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
The more than 1,500-square-meter booth will house about 50 machines and will be divided into several thematic areas, including an area dedicated to sustainability and lines that package products with environmentally friendly materials such as paper, recyclable plastic mono-materials, R-PET and aluminum.
A space will also be reserved for process and laboratory machines for small and medium-sized pharmaceutical production. Equally, a large area will be dedicated to sterile and injectable forms where, to complement the asepsis filling line, a new no-contact mono-block for automatic inspection of high-speed syringes with an integrated denesting and renesting unit will be shown.
Also on display will be several stand-alone solutions, including a machine for counting, filling and capping solid products, and several secondary packaging technologies, including the new MA 360 cartoning machine. Also starring at this edition of Interpack will be the Group’s Beauty Division, which will exhibit a wide range of machines and lines for the complete packaging of cosmetic products for the first time.
Finally, an area for new frontiers of technology and artificial intelligence won’t be forgotten. The Marchesini Group team, together with its partner Eyecan – a startup spun-off of the University of Bologna – will demonstrate how AI can be involved in robot picking applications. But that’s not all, artificial intelligence will also underpin the “Morpheus” predictive maintenance solution. This, and augmented reality changeover, can be explored in depth at the expo, along with customer portal services (online digital machine documentation, Service Platform to manage service requests, and interactive spare parts manual).
NSY AND MA 360: new products on display at the booth
In the large area dedicated to sterile and injectable forms, the Group will, for the first time at Interpack 2023, present a no-contact mono-block for automatic inspection of high-speed syringes with an integrated denesting and renesting unit. This solution is a result of close collaboration between the two divisions of the Marchesini Group: Corima, a Siena-based company specialising in technologies to ensure total sterility in the injectable product production process, and Vicenza-based CMP Phar.ma, which manufactures pharmaceutical inspection machines.
The mono-block consists of a unit that is responsible for robotic picking and feeding of syringes on single row from Tub/Nest, then moving on to the inspection stage without any contact between syringes or with metal parts.
The highlight of this solution is that of inspection, which can reach a speed of up to 36,000 syringes/hour. This part of the machine can contain up to ten inspection stations to inspect each area of the syringe: the flange, stopper, particle detection, fill level, needle cover, defects on the glass walls, and integrity check with High Voltage Leak Detection (HVLD) technology.
The mono-block is equipped with five customisable rejection channels to differentiate between discarded syringes and is set up to output approved ones on a single row, with no contact between them or with metal parts. Finally, the machine, equipped with a robotic unit for reordering the syringes in Tub/Nest coming from the denesting station, can be equipped with several optional extras Options include the possibility of installing a Nest completeness control camera and related syringe counting, arranging for Nest or Tub coding by label application, ink-jet or laser printing.
On the other hand, the Group will exhibit the new MA 360, in the area dedicated to stand-alone and secondary packaging machines This is a high-speed horizontal cartoning machine with the continuous motion for packaging products in cartons with interlocking or glued closures. This solution, which is capable of producing up to 400 cartons per minute, completed a range of new cartoning machines characterized by main product and toothed-belt carton transport, which is increasingly in demand and appreciated by the market.
The MA 360 is compact, robust, reliable and silent Its design, made in compliance with GMP standards, enables full visibility of the inside of the machine and the production cycle, thus ensuring easy accessibility for the operator. Systems were studied in the design phase to lower maintenance costs and reduce energy consumption, while also ensuring simple and essential format change.
Further innovations on the MA 360 will be the new HMI concept with graphics, design and new userfriendly features that also offer maximum flexibility of use thanks to the Keba remote safe controlling system of the machine.
Also among the surprises is a new robot with an innovative concept that will be shown for the first time at Interpack, a special edition in which the now famous restaurant of traditional Bolognese cuisine will not be missing.