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The Pharmaceutical Industry, naturally, is the most demanding regarding packaging requirements. Manufacturers want high productivity with low production costs (minimum downtime, low TCO, or Total Cost of Ownership). Regulatory bodies (HACCP, FDA, BRC, etc) can be very strict regarding information printed and foreign body contamination.


The specific challenges faced include: minimising downtime in production as the food needs to be packaged/stored as soon as possible, very strict safety requirements for export, and to protect your brand reputation.


Our experience and training ensures we offer the most suitable machinery/specification which is then fully backed by our unbeatable support to ensure the maximum return on your investment.

Being in a highly delicate industry sector, pharmaceutical producers need to overcome many challenges to meet their demands.

We have successfully installed printers (Inkjet CIJ, barcode label printers) in various applications. 


Our goal is to ensure print quality combined with accuracy and consistency even in the most harsh environments. As a result, your business will benefit from high performance, gains in productivity and the ability to code onto different type of substrate.

Metal Detectors, X-Ray inspection and Check-weighers are available individually or in Combi form.

Metal Detectors and X-Ray inspection are the main method to check for foreign body contamination such as: iron/alloy metals, stainless steel, glass, stones, HD plastics, etc. In pharmaceutical products sources of contamination can come from the production process and also from external factors such as screws dropping, etc. 


The biggest issue with detectors is that of false rejects, meaning it sounds an alarm, rejects a product and on inspection you discover there is no contamination. This can be due to a number of reasons: product has different characteristics from those used for the set-up, wrong product program is chosen or someone changed the settings. Safeline metal detectors with our training of your operators, will minimise false rejects while ensuring you detect the smallest possible metals including 316 SS, the most difficult to detect. 

A packaging machine suitable for the specific application is the preferred way to ensure lower Total Cost of Ownership, or TCO. Sometimes an economy model is suitable. Usually though, where a production line will be working for many hours a day, every day, a good, reliable, easy-to- use machine will last longer with less downtime, meaning higher profits. For pharmaceuticals, the following are popular:

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