[Translate to English:] groninger Prozessschritte Consumer Healthcare

Filling Consumer Healthcare

Processing OTC products, diagnostics and dietary supplements.

We supply lines for all process steps in the liquid filling of OTC products, diagnostics and dietary supplements

We combine technological innovation with exemplary service - that is our benchmark. We achieve our goals with our broad and proven portfolio of machines, lines and systems.

  • We want to optimally meet your desired requirements.
  • You will always receive innovative technology and process solutions that are state-of-the-art.
  • We offer maximum process reliability through the greatest possible risk minimization.
  • We meet all hygiene and GMP requirements.
  • All production processes are designed to be safe, efficient and future-oriented.

We guarantee reliable production processes and excellent results through safe and stable line development and line construction for our customers around the world.

We also ensure a sustainable and resource-saving approach when planning and implementing the lines.

Stockpiling and feeding

Each line is situated in a unique environment. We are happy to advise you on how the items processed on the line can be stockpiled and fed. On this basis, we will develop an individual concept that is precisely tailored to your situation, the type of container and the delivery of the items.
We use different technologies to feed the items, for example:

  • Vibration bunkers, sorters and turntables
  • Robot applications that we have been using for years and are constantly developing further
  • Bulk goods or trays (also reusable systems) for bottles, closures and other packaging components.

Robotic arms insert the supplied items into transport systems, transport pucks or directly into a downstream machine in an extremely product-friendly manner.

Storing and feeding of glass or plastic bottles
Turntable for storing and feeding the glass or plastic bottles.

Blow out and suction

Our blow-out machine ensures easy yet efficient cleaning of the items. The process is carried out overhead. Another highlight that can be carried out is the deionization.

The machine can process a large range of round and stable items. Thanks to the machine’s clear structure, the easy accessibility and the simple format change, the groninger lines allow problem-free and efficient operation.

It is possible to integrate the blow-out or suction process directly on the filling machine and to carry it out immediately before filling.

Blow out and suction
Equipment for cleaning (blowing out and suction) the packaging materials.

Filling and cleaning

Whether semi-automatic for small quantities or as fully automatic high-performance machines, groninger systems impress with their technological diversity. Due to the variety of filling systems (e.g., rotary piston pump, peristaltic pump or mass flow measurement system) it makes it possible to fill low to high viscosity products.

This allows you maximum economic flexibility in use, while we ensure maximum process reliability for small and large filling volumes.

groninger lines also offer different cleaning options for the filling system:

  • Cold cleaning
  • Hot cleaning
  • Sanitizing or sterilizing with CIP/SIP.

Thanks to our redundant filling systems, synchronous filling and cleaning becomes possible on one line, allowing you to use the line's capacities in a highly efficient manner.
groninger uses a pump change trolley for manual cleaning. It removes the filling system quickly and easily from the line so that it can then be cleaned manually.

Filling and cleaning
Station for filling.

Closing

Careful pressing and exact screwing is of the utmost importance, especially when it comes to closing primary packaging. We can guarantee this for a large number of different closures.

Depending on the closure used, we use one of two types of closing machines.

  • For press-on and screw caps as well as spray and dispenser pumps, but also for multi-part caps, we use clocked closing machines.
  • For round, flat and shaped bottles with a wide variety of caps, we rely on continuous running high-performance closing machines.

Thanks to the latest servo drives, the clocked modules can be used flexibly and combined with one another. They facilitate various screwing modes (torque, stop and angle) and, above all, provide careful container closing. What is crucial here, is the the servo-motor screwing guarantees an exact and reproducible torque.

At the same time, using this type of technology with its flexible setting options ensures that future formats can also be set up and processed on the line without any problems.

Closing CHC products
Station for screwing plastic screw caps and pressing on measuring cups.

Transport

Depending on the line and product, it is recommended to use either continuous or intermittent item transport throughout the line - or a combination of both. Our conveyor belts are optimized for careful and smooth movement.

We prefer to use walking beams with a hygienic design for the filling and closing machine. Depending on your needs, items that are not stable and cannot be stowed can also be moved in the transport puck.

Our intelligent transport systems also facilitate the use of freely programmable transport carriers, ensuring the greatest possible flexibility in groninger’s classic processing lines.

Intermittent transport of the objects
Intermittent transport of packaging materials through the entire line.

Labeling and marking

What’s inside? Of course, labeling and marking can also be seamlessly integrated into the processes of groninger lines.

With a star wheel guidance, the packaging is guided precisely to the labeling station, where it is precisely labeled by the massaging belt. In this way, at the end of the process there is a finished product: packed, marked, and labeled.

We use different printers for the printing processes, from which you can select the one that suits your needs and application; we use thermal transfer printers and laser printers in particular.

Our labelers have a strip end and a strip tear-off monitoring; to be able to control the optimal result of these processes, we rely on the use of vision systems.
Thanks to their compact design, groninger labelers can also be used in tight spaces--either as a single machine or in line.

Labeling and marking
Bottom labeling of the filled packaging materials

Further development, service, IoT

We want to grow with our tasks. This is why research and development is so important to us, a reason why we work closely with our customers and suppliers. We would like to develop the optimal concept individually for you, which is exactly tailored to your needs. We can achieve that by developing and implementing it together with you. We learn from that.

And that is why we are constantly working on innovations: In the area of ​​IoT we offer some features such as automation, improved analyses or personalization.

Extensive documentation and validation of our line is as much a part of every order as outstanding service available at short notice, even after commissioning a line.

Remote maintenance of the machine by using a tablet.
Remote maintenance of the machine by using a tablet.