Ergonomic Packaging Solutions


Romaco Group at Emballage 2010

Karlsruhe/Germany - Exceptionally versatile with a design that meets ergonomic requirements: the Promatic PC 4000 continuous horizontal cartoner is a premium carton packaging machine from the Romaco stable. At this year's Emballage in Paris/France, the packaging specialist will also show the Unipac U 2060 automatic tube filler and the Siebler HM 1 heatsealing machine.

Promatic PC 4000: ergonomics as a guiding principle
The Promatic PC 4000 continuous horizontal cartoner was designed by
Romaco strictly according to ergonomic standards. The balcony structure
implemented throughout assures good access to all machine parts and
prevents the packaging components from being inadvertently dislodged inside
the cartoner. Thanks to the use of plastic coated toothed belts, all chains and
mechanical gears have now been eliminated. The special lightweight
construction of the front machine body facilitates amazingly secure, quiet and
clean processes when it comes to secondary packaging for pharmaceuticals
and cosmetics. Venturi systems take the place of conventional vacuum pumps
for handling folding cartons and feeding leaflets. This leads to a significant
reduction in noise pollution which is greatly appreciated by operating
personnel. Four low-vibration servo motors moreover provide an unusual
degree of flexibility and quality: the folding cartons, for example, are picked
up by suction cups and opened in an active movement. This concept results in
much lower mechanical loads on the packaging. Promatic PC 4000 boasts a
maximum output of 400 packs a minute. Any product or format changes are
carried out directly by the responsible shift operator.

Unipac U 2060: custom filling
The Romaco Unipac U 2060 automatic tube filler has an enclosed design that
meets ergonomic requirements. With its compact structure and a footprint of
less than one and a half square metres, the unit is easy to access and
extremely versatile. Equipped with eight stations, the technology is ideal for
filling semi-solids such as ointments, creams, gels and pastes on behalf of the
pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries. The products are filled intoproduct types and tube designs. This robust machine has a
maximum output of sixty tubes per minute and is intended for small-tomedium
sized batches. The fastest Unipac tube filler models are capable of
packing as many as a hundred tubes a minute.

Siebler HM 1: precise timing
The Romaco Siebler HM 1 vertical heat-sealing machine processes
pharmaceutical solids such as tablets (including effervescent types) and
capsules. Up to 5000 applications a minute are sealed in air, light and
moisture-tight strip packaging. The width of the packaging foil can be varied
up to a maximum of 750 millimetres. The products pass through the heatsealing
process in up to 16 parallel lanes. The strips are then perforated, cut
to size and stacked. All process parameters, such as sealing pressure, time
and temperature, are individually adjustable and absolutely reproducible. High
precision and high packaging speeds are the hallmarks of the HM 1 heatsealing
machine.

The products will be on show at Emballage 2010 in Paris/France from
November 22 to 25, Hall 5a, Booth H 028.

Romaco Group
Romaco is a leading global supplier of processing and packaging equipment.
Divided into two business areas for Processing and Packaging, the company
develops system solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and
chemical industries. The engineering specialist, headquartered in Karlsruhe
(Germany), operates from four European locations with seven brands
spanning multiple industries: the Bosspak, Noack and Siebler product lines
are located in Karlsruhe, while the packaging brands Macofar, Promatic and
Unipac are manufactured in Bologna (Italy). The Processing sector,
represented by FrymaKoruma, resides at two sites in Neuenburg (Germany)
and Rheinfelden (Switzerland). The product range of this single-source
supplier includes primary and secondary packaging, sterile liquid and powder
filling, process technology and wet grinding. The Romaco Group has been
owned by the NYSE listed US group Robbins & Myers, Inc., Dayton (Ohio),
since 2001. More than 50,000 machines built by Romaco are currently in
action in more than 130 countries around the globe. Some 450 staff support,
and supply to, customers all over the world.

For more information about the Romaco Group, see www.romaco.com

Company contact

Bernd Webel

Sales Director Packaging

Romaco Group

Am Heegwald 11

76227 Karlsruhe

Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 721 4804 0

Fax +49 (0) 721 4804 225

bernd.webel@romaco.com

Press contact

Susanne Silva

PR Consultant

Ariadne MedienAgentur

Daimlerstrasse 23

76185 Karlsruhe

Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 721 4647 29 1 00

Fax +49 (0) 721 4647 29 0 99

scsilva@ariadne.de

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