PRODUCTION AT APACE



At Apace Packaging, we are committed to provide you with the highest level of quality, and that commitment is reflected in our Packaging Processes.

    Bottling Lines

    Apace has two medium-speed semi-automated bottling lines.  Each line includes the following:

  • Automated blow-out of the bottles with filtered compressed air to remove any potential contaminants
  • Automated insertion of pouch or canister desiccants (if needed)
  • Automated counting of product into the bottles (click here for a video of our new Cremer Vibratory Counter in action!!)
  • Automated checkweighing of filled bottles for gross overfill/underfill errors
  • Automated insertion of filler (cotton, rayon, or polyester – if needed)
  • Automated capping, sealing, and retorqueing of the filled bottles
  • Automated labeling and topserting of the bottles
    • Lot and Expiration Date is imprinted on each label
    • 2D Data Matrix, Serial Number, and GTIN printed on each label (if needed).
    • Each label is inspected for quality of print and for correct linear barcode reads
  • Automated encoding and inspection of the bottles at the 360° Inspection Station
    • Outserts are inspected by vision system
    • 2d Data Matrix and Bottom Code are married for Track & Trace/Aggregation purposes (if serialized)
  • Manual case packing of bundles into cases
    • Bundles are scanned and aggregated to the case (if serialized)
    • Cases are taped shut and a serialized Case Label is printed, applied and inspected
  • Manual Palletization
    • Cases are aggregated to the pallet (if serialized)
    • Serialized Pallet Label is printed and applied to pallet (if serialized)

    Blister Lines

    Apace has two semi-automated blister lines. Each line includes the following:

  • Automated thermo formation of blister cavities
  • Automated/Semi-Automated filling of product into the blister cavities
  • Automated product inspection (with reject control) with the product in the cavity
  • Automated digital printing of the lidding information
  • Automated sealing of the lidding to the blister film
  • Automated print inspection (with reject control) of the printed lidding
  • Automated perforation and punch-out of the blister cards
  • Automated cartoning of the blister cards (with insertion of prescribing information)
  • Automated barcode reading of the inserts
  • Automated checkweighing of filled cartons for gross overfill/underfill errors
  • Automated carton labeling (if needed)
    • Lot and Expiration Date is imprinted on each carton
    • 2D Data Matrix, Serial Number, and GTIN printed on each carton (if needed)
    • Each encoded carton is inspected for quality of print
  • Manual case packing
    • Serial Numbers from each cartons are aggregated to the case (if serialized)
    • Serialized Case Label is printed, applied and inpsected to the case
  • Manual Palletization
    • Cases are aggregated to the pallet (if serialized)
    • Serialized Pallet Label is printed and applied to pallet (if serialized)

    Small Volume Bottling

    Apace has a dedicated small volume bottling process that allows us to efficiently perform small volume packaging. This area feature manual counting of product, manual insertion of desiccant and filler, manual capping, automated sealing and labeling, and manual topserting, bundling, casepacking, and palletization. Apace is currently executing an improvement plan to partially automate this process and to add serialization capabilities.

    Special Projects

    Apace has highly trained resource ready at your disposal for various special project needs. From reworking product due to a labeling change, to repackaging your product into an alternate count to meet marketing/sales needs, or even submission batch packaging for your next ANDA, we have the right personnel and quality systems immediately available for you.

 


Click here for photos of Production.