Replacing modules, staying flexible
Blister Expert’s modular structure enables it to be adjusted safely and quickly at any time, including during its use at the customer’s factory. As a result, companies remain flexible and can increase the longevity of their machinery. “If, for example, a requirement changes after Blister Expert is put into operation, the existing module can be easily replaced with an optimized new variant at the customer’s facility”, says Stefan Kemner, System Integration & Portfolio Manager Blister Expert at the Körber Business Area Pharma. This principle also has a positive effect on the validation costs. In the case of a refit or an upgrade, a pharmaceutical manufacturer no longer needs to have the entire machine validated, only the new module. As a result, the facility can be put into operation again much faster after upgrades than systems that don’t have a modular structure. This significantly reduces refit times. At the same time, it increases machine availability, because much less time is needed for conversion, cleaning and maintenance.
Körber has further improved the efficiency of its blister and cartoning machines with the Blister Expert (BE) platform. Compared to past models, Blister Expert saves up to 30 percent more energy at the sealing station and up to 70 percent more energy for air consumption. The BE high-speed configuration for Solida is also equipped with the proven automatic storage box for bottom foil material, which ensures that production doesn’t have to be interrupted even when a reel is being exchanged. This saves companies up to 200 hours of work per year.