Serializing for DSCSA compliance, TQS-HC-A-TE Checkweigher combines traceability and anti-counterfeiting capabilities with company’s hallmark precision weight control.
Lawrenceville, GA – Wipotec, a leading manufacturer and supplier of precision in-motion weighing, track and trace/anti-counterfeiting solutions and X-Ray scanning equipment, will showcase a three-in-one checkweigher/track & trace/temper-evidence module with industry-leading compactness at INTERPHEX NYC, Booth 2261, April 25-27. The TQS-HC-A-TE offers the precision weight monitoring for which the company is known, plus added traceability and anti-counterfeiting elements increasingly required on pharmaceutical packaging lines.
Notably, the serialization-ready TQS-HC-A-TE is an ideal solution 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 is literally bookended by built-in quality control: its lead acronym, “TQS,” stands for “Traceable Quality System,” indicating the machine’s ability to perform such serialization-centric duties 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. “TE” indicates that the machine is equipped with tamper-evident labeling systems on both sides, allowing pharma manufacturers to seal the insertion flaps of folding boxes or even apply further anti-counterfeiting vignettes from above.
The machine’s valuable extras do not come at the expense of its checkweighing duties: the TQS-HC-A-TE utilizes Wipotec’s precision Electro-Magnetic Force Restoration (EMFR) technology, which enables extremely short settling times to deliver fast, accurate and repeatable weighing results. Thanks to the company’s’ ConfigureFast User Interface, the transport system, coding unit, camera, scales and labeler are all controlled with a single software application.
Wipotec’ s TQS-HC-A-TE can handle up to 300 products per minute at lowest-possible reject rates, with an upgrade available that doubles throughput capacity to as many as 600/min. Its standard weighing range of up to 750g also can be doubled, and options also are available that expand the base unit’s maximum product length (120mm), height (150mm) and depth (200mm). The weigh cell’s performance while performing all functions mentioned above is barely hindered, with standard deviations as low as 200mg for a blistered carton.