Secondary packaging for pharmaceutical products is subject to stringent product protection and labelling requirements. A consistently high-quality, reliable, safe and controlled packaging process is therefore absolutely essential in the pharmaceutical sector. With the robot-assisted digital top-loading machines from Schubert-Pharma, pharmaceutical manufacturers benefit from a fully automated, highly efficient packaging solution in a single line. Even third-party units can be seamlessly integrated into the modular systems. To this end, the packaging machine manufacturer develops secondary packaging that is perfectly matched to the process and which also meets sustainability requirements for recyclability and resource conservation.
Especially for medicinal products and other pharmaceuticals, both manufacturers and end customers have to be able to rely 100% on the quality and integrity of the products. Secondary packaging is therefore just as important as primary packaging for product protection during transport, storage and ultimately handling. This is why Schubert-Pharma has specialized in top-loading applications in pharmaceutical end-of-line packaging for over 20 years and has steadily evolved into a major partner of the international pharmaceutical industry.
Whether vials, pens, ampoules, patches, infusion bags, syringes, devices or combination products – packaging in the top-loading process is ideally suited for a wide range of pharmaceutical products. Karin Kleinbach, Schubert-Pharma’s sales manager explains: “The more complex the packaging process is in secondary packaging, for example with products that consist of several components or with combination packs, the more efficient and cost-effective top-loading is.” Schubert-Pharma not only offers innovative packaging systems, it also accompanies each project individually under the umbrella of Schubert Packaging Systems with an extensive range of engineering services. These extend from machine and line design, through general project management and consulting services, to optimization of the supply chain and performance of existing packaging lines.
On request, Schubert-Pharma can also act as a general contractor and provide complete manufacturer-independent turnkey solutions. “We develop customer-specific solutions that bring out the very best in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Depending on the requirements, we also use machines or units from other manufacturers, which we integrate seamlessly into a line,” says Kleinbach. This enables a wide variety of processes and functions to be implemented within a single line. In addition to the erection of boxes and inner compartments and the careful loading and sealing of secondary packaging, this often includes, for example, all processes for labelling, quality control or serialisation.
Schubert’s digital packaging machines are robot-assisted. This ensures controlled, efficient packaging processes from A to Z. The use of proven hardware and software modules from Schubert’s own portfolio guarantees a high level of product safety. The interface-free solutions for track & trace and serialisation also comply with all existing global regulations for pharmaceutical packaging regarding counterfeit prevention and product traceability.