Technical Audits: Getting a check-up from head to toe

Just like we human beings, production equipment also needs a health check-up every now and then, performed by a team of specialist “doctors”.

Whether it is the output or scrap rate, set-up or handling time – packaging and processing lines have many areas where subtle problems can hide. But once a problem is recognized, how is the manufacturer to identify these hidden issues without disassembling the entire line?

We have got the answer: a “technical audit”.

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Syntegon packages famous chocolate Toblerone

Their recognition value is incredible: at every airport, Toblerone’s striking packaging lures travellers into duty-free shops. Since its invention in 1909, Toblerone has been produced in the Swiss capital Berne, and nowhere else. Here, 97 percent of all bars are produced and packaged, and then distributed all over the world.

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Glove Testing Systems – The highest safety for isolators and RABS

Barrier systems such as isolators or RABS play a fundamental role in the protection of people and products in pharmaceutical production. Only tenths of a millimeter thick gloves are the most crucial interface in these hermetically sealed units. To ensure that barrier systems are sterile, and processes remain safe, a thorough and regular inspection of the glove integrity is vital. The regulatory requirements for gloves are strict. However, they also leave plenty of choice for suitable test methods. Many facility operators face the question as to which method is suited best for which system.

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Auto-injector assembly: Flexible and scalable production is key

Self-administration of drugs on the rise

PCI Pharma Services relies on RRA assembly machine from Bosch Packaging Technology

The injectable drug delivery market has experienced a huge change in recent years. Due to drastic changes in lifestyle and the accompanying increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes, the demand for injectable drugs has been growing for decades. This transformation relates not only to the quantity, but also to the way in which injectable drugs are delivered today.

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