Aggregation Solutions For pharma serialization processes

Packaging aggregation is a key element for tracking purposes of serialized productions, already mandatory in many legislations for pharma production and effective for any secure logistic chain.

  • Flexible range of solutions, from manual to fully automatic
  • Can Integrate an embedded L1-L2 Software management
  • Open to third-party L2-L3 Infrastructures

Establishing parent-child relationship of packed products, at various level such as bundle, shipping box or pallet, begins at the production line and it can be accomplished in different ways according to the automation level.

Within our T&T range of solutions, Metapack can supply aggregation systems to be integrated on board bundle machines, case packers and palletisers, as well as semi-manual or manual systems, for each specific situation.

Vericode Collect

Fast, flexible and reliable solution to aggregate cases and pallets in order to comply with international anti-counterfeit regulations.

Vericode AutoBox

The smart solution for end-of-line aggregation with a case packer

Vericode Easy-Collect

The simplest solution for end-of-line aggregation

Vericode Identity Island

Manual Track & Trace serialization station

KEY FEATURES

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  • Fast code reader of many items together
  • Process-safe aggregation
  • Easy operation
  • Compatible with Central Serialization System
  • Safe aggregation of cases and pallets in combination with a central serialization database
  • Improve productivity compared to aggregation with hand held scanners
  • Fast integration into existing production processes
  • Quick relocation of the aggregation process next to the packaging lines
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Aggregation Code Collect Solutions

Vericode Collect

Fast, flexible and reliable solution to aggregate cases and pallets in order to comply with international anti-counterfeit regulations

Thanks to an integrated high resolution camera, folding boxes can be scanned and verified instantly layer by layer. The elaborate code reading algorithm automatically detects one or two dimensional codes even with small module sizes irrespectively of their packing direction in the case. This facilitates the setup of jobs and recipes. Vericode-collect is designed for the aggregation of cases or pallets in accordance with recent GMP guidelines.

Aggregation Code Collect Solutions Metapack

KEY FEATURES

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  • Integrated code-scan wich captures 1D and 2D codes automatically, irrespective of their packing direction
  • Wireless hand-held scanner and cradle for the control and collection of parent-codes on cases and pallets
  • Workbench with electrical height adjustment
  • Lockable castor wheels for flexible relocation to the proximity of production and packaging lines
  • Monitor 15” touchscreen
  • Highspeed label printer
  • Complies with GMP guidelines
Metapack Aggregation Solutions
Aggregation Solution Metapack
Aggregation Solution Metapack

Vericode AutoBox

The smart solution for end-of-line aggregation with a case packer

The AutoBox  station is conceived to be installed immediately before an automatic or semi-automatic Case Packer and allows to automatically build the aggregation list of the cartons filled in the box.
The “image” of the layers being formed on board of the case packer is built thanks to a set of interfacing signals that can be taken directly from the case packer.

Layout Vericode AutoBox

KEY FEATURES

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  • Stainless steel frame
  • Camera system for the reading of each carton in transit
  • Second camera system for the verification of the real layer composition
  • Handling of the “layer-completed”, “box-completed” and alarms signals from the Case Packer
  • Handling of the alarm signals
  • Hand-held bar code reader
  • Electrical cabinet with integrated 15” touch screen monitor and integrated UPS unit
  • Aggregation Software for the complete management of the serialised production at the end-of-line

Vericode Easy-Collect

The simplest solution for end-of-line aggregation

The Easy-Collect station allows to manually carry out carton-case aggregation. The unit is a free-standing machine which can be placed at the end of the line where an operator can scan manualy each carton and place it in the case under the assistance of the machine.

When the target number of cartons-per-layers is reached, the machine advises the operator that the next layer can start or that the carton is completed. In the latter case, the machine can generate the aggregation label for the case so that the operator can close the carton, apply the aggregation label on the closed case and confirm the closing of the case by scanning the aggregation label with the hand-scanner provided.

The machine can also assist in the reworking on a closed case. When the number of cases per pallet is reached the machine advises the operator that the pallet aggregation label can be generated. The dialog continues until the batch is closed. At this point the machine can return the aggregation data to the upper Level of the serialization infrastructure.

The machine has been conceived so to connect to any L2 or L3 serialization infrastructure: appropriate drivers can be provided at this purpose.

KEY FEATURES

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  • Stainless steel frame
  • Camera system with integrated illumination placed in a fixed position behind a clear reference screen
  • Traceability system for the tracing of the coded cartons into layers being built on board the box filler
  • Hand-held bar code reader
  • Electrical cabinet with integrated 15” touch screen monitor and integrated UPS unit
  • Thermal transfer label printer, 4” – 300 DPI
  • Aggregation Software for the complete management of the serialised production at the end-of-line
Metapack Aggregation Solutions
Metapack Aggregation Solutions
Metapack Aggregation Solutions

Vericode Identity Island

Manual Track & Trace serialization station

For production where flexibility is more important than capacity, Metapack can propose one comprehensive, still very affordable solution for the production of serialised batches.

Vericode TTE machine can be associated to a simple end-of line equipment, for producing serialised cartons and aggregate them in cases and then in pallet. Vericode TTE machine in not only able to print, verify, apply tamper evident labels and vignettes, but can also dose the right number of cartons to be manually placed in open cases.

When a layer is completed, the machine waits for the operator acknowledge for restarting the production of the next layer until the case is completed. Being the master, TTE machine produces the aggregation labels for the case and waits for the operator to confirm the application of that label on the closed case. At this point  TTE machine will restart dosing out the carton for the first layer of the next case.

The same concept applies for the pallet: when the given number of cases-per-pallet has been reached, the TTE machine would wanr the operator and generate the aggregation label for the pallet. Them it will wait for the confirmation from the manual scanner that the pallet-label has been applied.

The solution is in fact an “identification Island” which can be interfaced directly at Level 3 of any serialisation- IT-infrastructure. A specific L2 VeriCode Software version allows to manage the entire process.

KEY FEATURES

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  • Highly flexible over format change over
  • Secure and HMI driven serialisation process
  • Can be used for rework, repackaging tasks
  • Complete serialization and aggregation solution at the lowest possible price
Layout Vericode Identity Island