Adents (adents.com), a leading provider of premier and versatile serialization and track & trace solutions, 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 ink jet or laser printing.
Omega Design Corporation (omegadesign.com) is a global provider of innovative packaging machinery and serialization solutions. 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 fully configurable, standardized serialization software solution. A unique centralized configuration tool at the site level, Adents Seriza offers unprecedented levels of flexibility and scalability for pharmaceutical manufacturers and packagers. Two of its additional benefits – speed to deployment and ease of integration – are key factors for a successful Level 2-3 serialization solution.
The high-speed and versatile 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) touch screens: 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 module is highly flexible, supporting carton sizes from Min: 1.5’’ x 1.5” x 0.5” to Max: 8”x8”x6” 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.
“The combined expertise of our companies – Omega’s material handling and controls integration expertise plus Adents’ exemplary software-based solutions – creates an unsurpassed system for unit-level carton serialization,” says Christophe Devins, CEO of Adents.
“We’re proud that Adents chose Intelli-Code to offer its pharmaceutical customers a track & trace solution combining our versatile, high-performance machine with its flexible, scalable software,” adds Glenn Siegele, President of Omega Design Corporation. “It’s a terrific example of what Omega Design’s Remote Integration Program can achieve.”