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Wipotec will showcase a compact three-in-one checkweigher/track & trace/tamper-evidence module at Interphex NYC, Booth 2261, April 25-27. The TQS-HC-A-TE offers precision weight monitoring, plus the traceability and anti-counterfeiting elements increasingly required on pharmaceutical packaging lines.
The serialization-ready TQS-HC-A-TE is suitable for compliance with the final regulations of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Scheduled to take effect in late November 2023, this last track & trace hurdle requires interoperable, electronic tracing of products at the package level, including the incorporation of parent-child relationships to distinguish lots and other product groupings.
The TQS-HC-A-TE unit has the ability to perform serialization-centric duties, such as in-line printing of batch or unique product identifiers, print verification, and the ability to add extra sensory data to a product’s unique identifier. It is equipped with tamper-evident labeling systems on both sides, allowing pharma manufacturers to seal the insertion flaps of folding boxes or apply further anti-counterfeiting vignettes from above.
The TQS-HC-A-TE utilizes Wipotec’s Electro-Magnetic Force Restoration (EMFR) technology, which enables short settling times to deliver fast, accurate, and repeatable weighing results. Its ConfigureFast user interface, transport system, coding unit, camera, scales, and labeler are all controlled with a single software application.
The Wipotec TQS-HC-A-TE can handle up to 300 products per min, with an upgrade available that doubles throughput capacity to as many as 600 per min. Its standard weighing range of up to 750 g also can be doubled, and options are available that expand the base unit’s maximum product length (120 mm), height (150 mm), and depth (200 mm). The weigh cell performs all the mentioned functions with standard deviations as low as 200 mg for a blistered carton.