Press Release Summary:
- Applies wrap-around labels to vials and other cylindrical products at speeds in excess of 600 vials per minute
- Provides high-speed operation, accurate and repeatable label placement, low maintenance and quick changeovers
- Capable of printing lot numbers, expiration dates and 2D codes, with or without serialized data
Original Press Release:
WLS Introduces VR-72 Labeler for COVID-19 Vaccine Packaging
MOORESTOWN, NJ, August 6, 2020 – Weiler Labeling Systems (WLS), part of ProMach Pharma Solutions, introduces their VR-72 labeler for COVID-19 vaccine packaging applications. Fully servo-driven with a modular design, this continuous motion pressure-sensitive system applies wrap-around labels to vials and other cylindrical products at speeds in excess of 600 vials per minute. Featured at the ‘Pack Expo Connects’ virtual show on the WLS exhibitor page, VR-72 provides high-speed operation, accurate and repeatable label placement, low maintenance and quick changeovers.
“The VR-72 is in high demand with pharmaceutical manufacturers preparing to mass-produce a COVID-19 vaccine. Since many of them already have WLS labeling equipment running in their facilities, they know we build reliable, world-class technology,” said Philippe Maraval, V.P. of Business Development at WLS. “COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers often need labelers that run reliably at 600 vials per minute – that requirement alone eliminates many systems on the market and the VR-72 is one of the highest capacity vial labelers available anywhere. We’ve fast-tracked production of these machines to offer expedited deliveries. Plus, we provide global customer support from our headquarters in the U.S. and ProMach facilities in Europe.”
In addition to vaccines, the VR-72 is ideal for a variety of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products including solid doses, vitamins and injectables as well as medical devices. It applies paper or film pressure-sensitive labels to vials, bottles, syringes, auto-injector devices and other cylindrical packages. Compared to competitive labelers, the VR-72 changes over quickly, handling a new product size in as little as fifteen minutes with no tools required, a single size part and integrated HMI recipes.
The VR-72 is fully servo-driven with a modular design. Products enter the VR-72 via a synchronized feedscrew and are held in place during label application by a vertical trunnion roller assembly, providing accurate and repeatable label placement. Unlike other systems that use a wrapping belt to apply labels, the VR-72 utilizes a vacuum drum label dispenser that runs continuously and helps hold each product with three contact points during labeling, which greatly minimizing label skew. The continuous motion of the vacuum drum also allows for a smoother tension on the label web to minimize web break and expand label and web material options. The vacuum drum can be run either clockwise or counterclockwise to enable one operator to manage left-hand and right-hand systems with the same label copy. Optional redundant label heads are available to facilitate high-speed labeling with zero downtime.
The VR-72 accommodates different types of code printing methods and inspection systems. It is capable of printing lot numbers, expiration dates and 2D codes, with or without serialized data. WLS’s patented label Reconciler automatically tracks and removes out-of-tolerance labels from the vacuum drum prior to application onto the product. A variety of reject options are available for the VR-72.
The VR-72 is equipped with a 15-inch color touchscreen HMI. Optional 21 CFR Part 11 compliance with Audit Trail, Domain Authentication and various types of data collection are available.
Weiler Labeling Systems is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-speed rotary and in-line labeling machines and serialization and coding solutions for the pharmaceutical and medical packaging markets as well as the food, beverage, personal care, and consumer markets. With nearly three decades of experience in providing labeling, coding, inspection, and precision-manufactured systems, WLS is at the forefront of delivering customized solutions backed by a culture of unwavering customer care. WLS is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Pharma business line, WLS helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about WLS at www.WeilerLS.com.
ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line. ProMach also provides Performance Services including integrated solutions, design/build, engineering services, and productivity software to optimize packaging line design and deliver maximum uptime.
ProMach designs, manufactures, integrates, and supports the most sophisticated and advanced packaging solutions in the global marketplace. Its diverse customer base, from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, privately-held businesses worldwide, depends on reliable, flexible, technologically advanced equipment and integrated solutions. ProMach is headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, with manufacturing facilities and offices throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. For more information about ProMach, visit www.ProMachBuilt.com and for more information on ProMach Careers, visit www.ProMachCareers.com.
Marla Labreche-Stallmann | Marketing Manager
ProMach Pharma Solutions
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Layth Obeidat | European Sales Manager
ProMach Pharma Solutions