Beck Automation AG, a leading Swiss in-mould labelling (IML) and automation specialist, will announce the launch of a new adjustment head for precision label alignment at the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West show (Booth #2963) Feb. 7-9 in Anaheim, Calif. The company will also provide an update on its recent decision to establish a medical business unit focused on development of in-mould labelling (IML) and automation solutions for injection moulding applications.
The new adjustment head is targeted for production of small packaging units of consumables for the medical market. In today's IML systems, the positioning of labels can change during operation, according to the company. This can occur due to a magazine change, label change, or within a label stack due to cutting tolerances. The adjustment head is an integral part of the IML system which picks up individual labels and measures and aligns them in the desired position. Exact label alignment increases positioning accuracy and reduces waste and manual fine adjustment.
Beck Automation also reports several successful ongoing commercial projects following its recent decision to expand into the medical market. A separate business unit was founded within the company so it could operate autonomously and thus react competently, flexibly, and quickly to customer requirements, according to Ralf Ziemer, Beck Automation Sales Manager-Medical.
Beck is focused on highly specialised injection moulded medical components which require individual, customised solutions which is a core competency of Beck. “Customers benefit from our highly efficient, customised systems that offer sustainable economic advantages,” said Ziemer. “We set ourselves to the highest standards in product and production reliability and ensure this through solutions that are reproducible, validated, and hygienically flawless."
Beck’s systems rule out mismanipulation, are modular in design, and can be produced in a compact space. Beck's automation solutions comply with the regulations of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are suitable for cleanrooms up to class ISO 7.