METTLER TOLEDO presents the new T2620, a compact system for the labelling and verification of pharmaceutical products requiring serialisation in compliance with government regulations. The system is available in two model variants.
In choosing the METTLER TOLEDO PCE T2620, pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract manufacturing organisations (CMO) are getting a compact, space-saving combined system for the Track & Trace labelling of cartons in accordance with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in Europe, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the US and other worldwide Track & Trace regulations. The T2620 supports the printing of variable data such as serial numbers, data matrix codes, batch numbers, expiry dates and static product identifiers on the carton. The combined system then verifies the accuracy and quality of the printed information using a camera.
Head of Marketing at METTLER TOLEDO PCE Reinhold van Ackeren said: “We are bringing the T2620 to market in two model variants for cartons with a width of up to 150mm and those with a width of up to 250mm.
“With both model variants, we are able to guarantee pharmaceutical manufacturers and CMOs fast delivery and installation of the system with our standard configurations, an aspect that will become increasingly important over the coming weeks and months as the FMD deadline of February 9, 2019, approaches.”
Due to its compact design, the T2620 saves valuable production space and can be easily integrated into new production lines or added to upgrade existing ones. The T2620 is compatible with all METTLER TOLEDO PCE software solutions for data management, serialisation and aggregation, such as the PCE Line Manager (PLM) and PLM Direct, and can be seamlessly integrated into existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) environments via the PCE Software Suite.
Minimal equipment setup time and optimum availability
The compact T2620 system features the latest frame technology from the METTLER TOLEDO C33-series checkweighers.
The system is incredibly stable and vibration-free, as well as being able to ensure precise mechanical product transfer and a smooth and secure product flow when interacting with systems that are optimally aligned with each other.
The T2620 takes the cartons requiring printing directly from the cartoner by means of a transfer unit. Thanks to the convenient user interface on the terminal for calling up stored product data and the easy-to-use manual setting options, the system can be adapted to new products and their carton dimensions in next to no time when changing products.
Inline validation and product rejection
The printer unit prints the serialization data and codes on the side of the carton. Print heads for printing on the front or rear of the cartons are also available as an option. Cartons with data successfully verified by the camera system are stored in an internal database with the status ‘commissioned.’ The logs created at the same time serve as the proof of quality required by good manufacturing practices (GMP).
Cartons that do not meet the requirements of ISO 15415 during the inline validation of the print quality of the data matrix code or that are otherwise defective or illegible are ejected into the reject bin by means of a precision air nozzle or an optional pusher.
The compact T2620 system has a belt speed of up to 80m per minute for throughput rates of up to 400 cartons per minute. While the T2620-150 model variant supports the processing of cartons with a width of up to 150mm and a fill weight of up to 300g, the T2620-250 model is designed for pharmaceutical manufacturers and CMOs who need a solution for cartons with a width of up to 250mm and a fill weight of up to 1100g. Both model variants are available immediately.