MG2 at Achema: the pharmaceutical process field likes the smart design

06.07.2015

Frankfurt’s exhibition confirmed the interest of pharmaceutical operators in process solutions such as MG2’s proposals, which are flexible and technologically advanced at the same time, the result of a design conceived to satisfy the requirements of its varied clientele.

Frankfurt’s exhibition confirmed the interest of pharmaceutical operators in process solutions such as MG2’s proposals, which are flexible and technologically advanced at the same time, the result of a design conceived to satisfy the requirements of its varied clientele. Strongly appreciated was PLANETA 200, the new continuous motion capsule filler, which sums up all these features.
 

Achema 2015, the important kermis which took place in Frankfurt from the 15th to the 19th of June,  highlighted a great dynamism in the pharmaceutical market. Compared to the previous edition (2012), MG2 recorded a growth of 30% as for the number of people visiting its booth. Even though most visitors were European (especially from Northern countries), good interest came from other geographic regions such as Northern Africa and the Middle East. Anyway, MG2’s audience was very heterogeneous: pharmaceutical representatives who visited the booth during the exhibition days were either in contractors, generic manufacturers and multinational companies, but they all shared the same big interest for the solutions on show. MG2 brought to Frankfurt the new cartoner mod. KARTOS I/100, the weighing/counting machine for tablets SELEKTA, the capsule filler FlexaLAB containment version, ACE systems for Track & Trace and the continuous motion capsule filler PLANETA 200. The latter especially drew the attention of visitors.

PLANETA 200: the solution “for everybody”
MG2 was sure to receive a good feedback from the first launch of the new capsule filler, but the results were even more successful than expected. PLANETA 200 was very appreciated, thanks to its features which allow this machine to satisfy the requirements of a wide clientele, offering high flexibility and excellent performances at the same time. The machine is suitable for contract manufacturers, who need to change products very often, as well as for companies who need to dose powders or tablets with different characteristics and can take advantage of the possibility to fit different dosing units. At the same time, this capsule filler is the ideal solution for generic manufacturers, who are interested in high production levels (PLANETA 200 can fill up to 200.000 capsules per hour) as well as for multinational companies, who have specific requirements to check the production in real time, and therefore appreciate the possibility to equip the machine with systems such as MultiNETT, to check in process the net weight of each dosed component into all capsules.

Accessibility, containment and smart design
Another appreciated peculiarity is the machine prearrangement for containment options: the standard version already features an evident separation between technical and productive zone; moreover it is possible to employ Wet-In-Place and Wash/Clean-In-Place systems, combined with isolators which guarantee the isolation up to the highest level. Finally, the machine was well-received thanks to its design, aiming to a perfect integration inside different productive contexts, ensuring great accessibility at the same time. PLANETA 200 features a very reduced footprint; its components were studied and manufactured in accordance with “smart design” principles, in order to be the most easy, compact and functional. For example, compared to  other solutions available on the market, PLANETA 200 is fitted with a weight control system which is completely integrated in the productive process and on the machine deck, thus reducing the overall footprint and avoiding further handling of the finished product.