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Then and now – visionary tunnel technology

sterilization tunnel

The history of Bosch’s well-known sterilization tunnel began in the beginning of the 1970s. The engineer Ingbert Pennekamp was assigned to design a new tunnel for ampoules. In the greatest secrecy, the new model started taking shape in the assembly hall. Instead of developing the current equipment further, Ingbert Pennekamp set out to develop a groundbreaking technology. “It was our goal to provide customers with one solution for the entire process, thus facilitating their daily work,” Ingbert Pennekamp reports. The revolutionary result was a linear tunnel without any manual intermediate steps – at first with radiant heaters, later based on the laminar flow method for hot air sterilization. …more


Fully automated tablet inspection assures product quality

ITP

Reliable and consistent quality assurance is an important prerequisite for pharmaceutical manufacturers to ensure patient safety and avoid costly recalls. Recently, their requirements for solid-dose pharmaceuticals stipulate ever-stricter quality assurance in high production volumes, and have triggered the need for more sophisticated solutions. Fully automated optical systems are not only expected to inspect tablets for their correct size or eliminate broken ones. They must also identify tablet defects such as foreign particles, color variation, spots, printing errors, deformation and stains. …more


24/7 Spare Parts Ordering with E-Portal

E-Portal

E-Portal is the online spare parts information and ordering platform from Bosch Packaging Services that contains customer-specific spare parts information based on historical consumption. It simplifies the ordering process and increases the efficiency of your spare parts logistics 24/7. …more


AIM 8: taking inspection technology to the next level

Following months of intense work, Bosch Packaging Technology proudly presented the first model of an entirely new generation of fully automated inspection machines at Interpack 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany – the AIM 8 series. The development greatly profited from the experience of the former Eisai Machinery engineers, who continue to contribute their long-term market technology knowledge to the Bosch group after the successful integration in 2013. The result of these efforts succeeded in impressing international trade fair visitors. …more


Life-saving vaccines for children all over the world

Pharma Feature Vaccines

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla believes that every child in the world should be granted access to inexpensive bacterial and viral vaccines. For this reason, he founded Serum Institute of India in 1966, which has ever since been supplying children all over the world with vaccines such as pentavalent and vaccines against MMR. …more


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