Bottle line IBC 150
Efficient Packaging of Solid Dose Products in Bottles

  • The Bottle line IBC 150 is a highly automated tablet counting and filling line
  • Designed to handle small to medium batch volumes
  • Fast and simple format changeovers, adjustment to a different bottle diameter in just six minutes
  • Around five meters in length

Fast and simple format changeovers, short setup times, optimally linked stations integrated into the monoblock line architecture: these attributes of the IBC 150 ensure the productive packaging of small to medium-sized batches of solid dose products in bottles. Combined with the Labeler L 180 and the end-of-line packaging unit, the Case Packaging Center 10, the line covers the entire packaging process from the bottle to the pallet. Uhlmann has also fitted the line with a tracking and tracing solution to combat counterfeiting and ensure product reliability.

Measuring around five meters in length, the line integrates a bottle infeed, a tablet feeder, a capping unit, and a bottle discharge. It operates up to 20 percent more efficiently than a solution made up of separate components. A great asset in terms of flexibility is the fast changeover to a different bottle diameter ranging between 25 to 125 mm in just six minutes. Micro-stops and ramp-up phases are eliminated. A format-free bottle transport guarantees a continuous product flow and the shift register recognizes the position of every bottle in the machine thus ensuring precision monitoring of the process. The SmartControl operating system allows central and intuitive operation of the IBC 150. Another key feature is the tablet counter with infrared technology for 100 percent counting accuracy. Up to four counting modules can be incorporated. This unit is manufactured by the counting specialist Cremer Speciaalmachines B.V., a member of the Uhlmann Group.

Once the bottles are filled, the compact Labeler L 180 applies labels at a rate of up to 180 bottles per minute, which means it is the ideal partner for the IBC 150. Downstream follows seamless integration of the end-of-line packaging unit, the Case Packaging Center 10. Incorporating the Case packer E 4010t and the Palletizer P 5010, it combines two steps in one system.

Profile Bottle line IBC 150

  • Max. output: 150 bottles/min.
  • Max. counting capacity: 24,000 products/min.
  • Processed solid dose products: tablets, capsules
  • Processed bottle shapes: round, rectangular, oval

Profile Labeler L 180

  • Max. output: 180 bottles/min. (round), 165 bottles/min. (rectangular, oval)
  • Processed bottle shapes: round, rectangular, oval

Profile Case Packaging Center 10

  • Max. output: max. 265 bottles/min. in 10 dispatch cases at 10 pallet cycles/min.
  • Processed products: single bottles and cartons, bundles

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Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG is a leading global systems supplier for the packaging of pharmaceutical products in blisters, bottles, and cartons. In addition to its innovative packaging lines, Uhlmann provides consultation, project management, and extensive services from a single source. The company is part of the Uhlmann Group, which generated sales amounting to EUR 374 million with its workforce of approximately 2,000 in the business year 2016/2017. In 2018, Uhlmann looks back on 70 successful years in the pharmaceutical packaging sector and sets its sights on continuing this success story with future-oriented innovations.