Online track and trace

Pharmacarton online coding for pharmaceutical track & trace

To meet forthcoming EC legislation on anti-counterfeiting, which requires the printing of a serialised 2D Datamatrix code on individual packs, the enhanced version of the pioneering Travtec Pharmacarton Coding Station is available through Sunala to meet these new track and trace requirements, and is fully adjustable to suit a range of carton sizes

The new Pharmacarton Lite is a compact version of the original stand-alone system that has been designed to be easily integrated into existing packaging lines without increasing the space requirement.

The Pharmacarton provides total control of the carton during the print and vision process to ensure the accurate and high quality printing of high density barcodes and 2D codes to ECC200/GS1 standards, giving typical ANSI grades of A’s + B’s. It combines a precision multi-belt conveyor with a synchronised top hold down belt and incorporates the Wolke m600 high resolution ink jet printer and an OCR/OCV optical character verification system. A fail-to-safety reject unit with pack confirmation further guarantees the authenticity of each coded pack and helps to maintain line speeds.

The m600 is able to print in real time. Data can be input from a remote server through the built–in Ethernet port. The user-friendly printer’s advanced HP technology and water-based inks deliver clean, maintenance-free coding onto a wide range of substrates, producing characters and bar codes up to 600 dpi.