Newman Labelling Systems, a leading supplier of specialist pharmaceutical labelling systems, has supplied an S250 fully automatic labelling system to Merck Animal Health in Millsboro, Delaware, USA. A highly versatile system, the S250 is being used by Merck Animal Health to label poultry vaccine products in a wide range of glass and plastic vials, from 3ml to 50 ml, at a speed of up to 250 c.p.m. The system is not only readily able to handle such variety, but also with a minimum of change parts, making it very convenient as well as flexible.
The S250 has been supplied by Newman with a high specification 1200mm diameter rotary infeed turntable to feed the vials into the labeling system. The table top has been manufactured from very hard Chrome Vanadium steel to minimize wear, together with a maximum top deflection of 0.5mm across the full diameter.
In addition to the specialist infeed turntable, the S250 has been fitted with a hot foil coder working in conjunction with a Systech OCV vision system for overprint inspection.
The entire system was designed, manufactured, installed, validated and put into production by Newman Labelling Systems to the complete satisfaction of the client. Marianna Sowell, Strategic Sourcing Analyst for Merck Animal Health comments: "The machine was chosen because Newman provided the best value equipment which met all our user requirement specifications and fits within the space provided. Newman is quick to respond to requests for service support and their technical staff are knowledgeable."
The S250 is the second Newman Labelling system for Merck Animal Health, following on from a VAL550 that has been successfully in operation for over ten years.
The S250 is available exclusively from Newman Labelling Systems, a leading manufacturer of specialised labelling machines for the pharmaceutical industry, with a customer base that includes the world's top ten pharmaceutical companies. All Newman Labelling Systems are compatible with the leading Vision System equipment to accommodate the latest Track & Trace applications and are fully compliant with FDA cGMP requirements; they can be supplied with validation completed up to PQ.