Systech is launching a turnkey manual aggregation and rework system with its sights set on improving productivity, enhancing supply chain traceability, and complying with regulation for pharmaceutical packaging.

After Systech’s acquisition of Pharmacontrol Electronic (PCE) earlier this year, it has combined its software with PCE’s expertise in ‘robust’ and ‘flexible’ hardware systems. The solution is geared towards pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs, CDMOs, re-packagers, and wholesalers.

It is set to support item-by-item manual aggregation of products for track and trace labelling compliance. Out-of-the-box, flexible, and mobile in-lot and post-lot rework can be delivered on the production floor, Systech says.

The company explains that rework makes sure that serialization and aggregation product data matches the physical shipment, which keeps products moving through the supply chain. In turn, aggregation optimizes operations across the supply chain and associates unit level to multiple levels of packaging hierarchy in a bid to unlock traceability.

Together, aggregation and rework are ‘critical’ for an increase in productivity, data integrity, and compliance in the face of regulatory deadlines.

Designed to be compact and portable, the new system features a wheeled stand in hopes of increasing efficiency and flexibility for operators. The reduced footprint of the standalone unit is thought to enable quick and easy integration into existing lines, while its GMP-compliant steel case design offers ergonomic system setup.

Furthermore, it negates the need for operators to integrate the hardware and software into existing packaging workflows, with Systech describing it as a ‘seamless and efficient solution’. Its scalable aggregation scenarios offer adjustable surface for variable packaging sizes.

“Systech’s turnkey manual aggregation and rework solution, coupled with our supply chain Exception Manager offering, truly enables safe, connected supply chains,” said Sreedhar Patnala, general manager of Systech. “Our customers will realize enhanced operational productivity and continued regulatory compliance.”

Starting today, Systech and PCE will display the new pharmaceutical rework and manual aggregation solution on Stand A68 at ACHEMA. It will appear alongside other serialization, aggregation, inspection, and verification solutions from PCE.

Back in 2022, SEA Vision and Marchesini Group provided solutions for aggregating cartons as well as printing, inspecting, and packing serialized blisters. The companies sought to streamline the production and distribution of pharmaceutical products by improving efficiency and security.

More recently, Systech aimed to combat data misalignment, product delays, and associated risks in the pharmaceutical sector with a rework solution for exception management. Designed for manufacturers, CMOs, CPOs, and distributors, the solution is set to protect patients, address concerns around regulatory compliance, and avoid delays and quarantine in the supply chain.

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