Wolfertschwenden, 28 February 2020 - Medical devices and sensitive products place the highest demands on pack quality and secure packaging processes. Since the trend in the medical sector towards greater product individualisation, complexity and variety continues unabated, leading increasingly to ever smaller batch sizes, MULTIVAC will be presenting at MedtecLIVE 2020 a number of flexible solutions for packing small product series reliably and efficiently. Another focus at the trade fair will be identification and inspection systems, which make a major contribution to higher levels of product and patient safety.
From its traysealer range MULTIVAC will be showing the semi-automatic T 260 traysealer, which was specially developed for the high demands of the medical devices industry. The features of this compact machine are its precise temperature control and distribution, as well as its highly controlled sealing pressure, and it therefore offers the maximum level of pack quality, reproducibility and process reliability.
Other exhibits include the C 300 TC chamber machine, which enables sterile products to be packed very securely in pre-made pouches. All models of the TC series are equipped with a temperature-controlled and permanently heated sealing bar, which means that the processes can be calibrated and validated. The user-friendly machine control offers a wide range of software options, such as for example the reading of production data.
Another trade fair highlight will be the presentation of an identification and inspection system, which makes a significant contribution to meeting the statutory requirements for patient safety. The UDI regulations (Unique Device Identification) require medical products to be marked and identified uniquely. The MDR (Medical Device Regulation) also redefines the role of the manufacturer or distributor, who is now responsible for the integrity of the medical product up to the point of use.
The R 245 thermoforming packaging machine, which is capable of being freely configured, will be used to demonstrate the product marking and the visual inspection of the print image. This highly flexible machine model can be used to securely pack a wide range of batch sizes in many different formats and packaging materials. It can also be equipped very easily with other system components, such as for example automated handling modules.
All the machines to be shown at the trade fair are cleanroom-compatible, and they meet all the statutory requirements as well as the GMP, GAMP5 and ISO guidelines.