Bosch Packaging Technology has expanded its TTM product portfolio with the introduction of a new topload cartoner.
The machine, Sigpack TTMP, packages ampoules, vials, syringes, pens and other products for the pharmaceutical industry.
Bosch Packaging Systems product manager Michael Haas said: "The Sigpack TTMP enhances our product portfolio with an efficient and highly flexible cartoning solution, especially for pharmaceutical customers.
"It is based on our successful TTM platform, which is already used around the world."
Bosch's Sigpack TTMP comprises grippers with airflow technology that has the potential to produce up to 200 cartons, while reducing changeover times.
Haas added: "The patented changeover concept enables our customers to flexibly and quickly package various pack styles on one machine.
"This is especially important for increasingly small batch sizes."
The contents in the carton can be inspected using the machine's vision systems and code verification capability.
Incorrect packs are automatically dispatched from the system by discharging devices to ensure process control and speed up line clearance during batch changes.
Sigpack TTMP can be integrated with the Sigpack TTMC case packer, offering customers a uniform, user-friendly operating concept for the entire line.
The machine can also be equipped with Bosch CPI software, which manages serialisation from the allocation of serial numbers through to the last aggregation step, the company said.
It can further be integrated with modules for forming and inserting partitioners, package inserts and tray denesting.
The compact and GMP-compliant design of the machine is claimed to ensure process safety.
Image: Bosch's new pharma cartoner Sigpack TTMP. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.