Being an actively expanding global healthcare company with headquarters on Cyprus, Medochemie Ltd. produces a wide range of pharmaceutical products to be shipped worldwide. Needless to say, all prescription drugs designated for major global markets need to meet urgent serializations requirements.
“Serialization project is a very serious project, therefore we started planning already three years back”, says Mr. Anastasi, the serialization project manager at Medochemie Ltd. “That was the time when we also looked at what solutions and manufacturers are available on the market”. The major requirements of the project team upon selecting the serialization machines was the reliability of the equipment, compact design and user-friendly software. Being WIPOTEC-OCS customers in the checkweigher sector for more than 10 years, Medochemie production team was convinced by the quality equipment and support service and therefore strongly inclined towards Track and Trace solutions from WIPOTEC-OCS from the very beginning.
TQS Fast Track Machines Cover All Inline SerialiZation Operations
Upon analyzing their needs, the project team opted for standardized high-tech machines from the TQS Fast Track product portfolio to perform serialization, tamper evident labelling and weighing for completeness check. TQS Fast Track machines have compact design, which solved one of the major project challenges – space limitation.
“We are going to equip nine production lines with TQS-HCA TE and TQS-SP TE machines, which will cover 100% of all our inline serialization operations”, says Mr. Anastasi. The machines will serialize and put tamper evident labels on prescription medicine for Europe, Gulf countries and Russia.
Remote Service for Minimum Production Downtime
To facilitate support service and minimize production downtime, the TQS Fast Track machines are equipped with a firewall-based VPN remote service tool, which enables secure remote connection between the WIPOTEC-OCS service team and the operator. “This feature will allow us to perform any service actions quickly and effectively”, says Mr. Anastasi. The operator can enable access to the TQS machine via a hardware switch in the control cabinet. In this way, the operator always has control over the scope and time of the remote access. This advanced concept ensures that WIPOTEC-OCS provides remote services in accordance with the highest security standards.
Quick Staff Training due to Intuitive Machine Software
“The software is very intuitive and easy to use which presents a big advantage for staff training”, notes Mr. Anastasi. Particularly, the ConfigureFast Feature enables easy and quick configuration of the code layout setting the printer and cameras in one-step. In opposite to other technologies, where the printer and cameras have to be set separately, the ConfigureFast feature proves to be timesaving and minimizes the chances of operation errors tremendously.
WIPOTEC-OCS is a serialization solution provider to GS1 Germany and also a voting member of the GS1 Global Healthcare Solution Provider Network. We co-operate closely with the major pharmaceuticals and implement, the relevant targets and modifications regarding serialization and aggregation.
WIPOTEC-OCS is also a member of the Open SCS Working Group. This indicates our commitment to flexible options for the integration in existing production infrastructures, as well as to the philosophy of open and standardized connections to higher-level systems.