Adents: Enhanced Carton Coding/Inspection System

Employs Omega Design’s Remote Integration Program to offer Intelli-Code for pharmaceutical market.

Adents, a provider of serialization and track-and-trace products, is utilizing Omega Design’s Remote Integration Program to offer the Intelli-Code Carton Coding & Inspection System for the printing of unit-level data on individual cartons via thermal inkjet or laser printing.

Omega Design is a global provider of packaging machinery and serialization offerings. Its remote integration program is a software-agnostic platform allowing its machines to be preconfigured for easy installation and deployment on an expedited basis to any and all end users. The Intelli-Code employs an integrated vision system to verify printed data and serialization data management system connectivity. The machine can be easily incorporated into new or existing carton lines, or deployed as part of an independent serialization cell.

Units offered through Adents will be operated by Adents Seriza, a configurable, standardized serialization software. A centralized configuration tool at the site level, Adents Seriza offers flexibility and scalability for pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers. Two of its additional benefits – speed to deployment and ease of integration – are key factors for successful Level 2-3 serialization.

Intelli-Code supports a variety of customer choices regarding preferred printing technologies, camera and inspection vision systems. The module has been standardized to include most common specifications of top 10 pharmaceutical companies, such as multiple user security levels and NFPA 70e split voltage enclosures. The use of fail-safe programming logic ensures only cartons that pass inspection continue down the packaging line.

Intelli-Code features two Human Machine Interface (HMI) touchscreens: One monitor is dedicated to the serialization system, while the other screen manages machine automation controls. Carton spacing is assured via two variable speed conveyors. Its reject system directs all out-of-spec products to a reject bin, allowing only verified units to pass.

This flexible module suppors carton sizes from a minimum of 1.5x 1.5x0.5 in. to a maximum of 8x8x6 in., with a line speed of up to 300 cpm.

When driven by Adents Seriza, the module represents an even more turnkey solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs and contract packagers as the one-year countdown to unit-level serialization enforcement under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act begins anew. The postponement period officially ends in November of 2018, and is unlikely to be extended further.

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