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Defining ideal modular design for effective pharma packaging
The essence of modular design is to create an overall architecture in which a complex product or system is broken down into discrete component ‘modules’ or ‘skids’ that perform specific roles and that can be integrated at will into the overall structure.
Modularity occurs in nature, with different species sharing organs and body parts such as eyes, hearts, lungs, livers, etc. that work in essentially similar ways and perform essentially identical functions.
Nor is industrial modularity a new idea: Standardized and interchangeable components were evident in the architecture and military machine of the Roman Empire and in the birth of standard caliber artillery systems in the 16th century. In the early industrial age, railways, signaling and telegraph systems and manufacturing machinery, such as 19th century cotton looms, all used modular components.
More recent examples of modularity in production include automobiles, telephone networks and renewable power generation. It is especially seen in computers, in which seemingly different branded systems incorporate standardized and shared components such as displays, processors, drives, solid state memory, and connectors.
For Dividella, defining ideal modular design for effective pharma packaging means keeping in mind not only efficiencies and adaptability in the production process but also the demands of the end-user in overall packaging solutions.
Top load packaging modular design Dividella’s NeoTOP range harnesses modular design concepts to provide linear upgrade paths from small lots all the way up to industrial scale production.
NeoTOP Systems range from optimized to manual packaging of small batches of parenterals and other products, through to the top of the range designed for fully automated full-scale production.
The modular NeoTOP concept allows clients to quickly integrate specific product inserters, manual insertion modules or other adaptations with consistent sharing of specialized modules that add specific infeeding and other capabilities.
The NeoTOP concept emphasizes a modular approach to design, assembly and regulatory compliance that can adapt to radical product changes and pack arrangements, extending through to actual packaging.
This approach revolutionizes the overall production and logistical process to allow wider choices of materials and adoption of advanced packaging concepts. Innovations like folding wings, extended panels, integrated partitioning, external wafer seals, recyclable material and space-saving deliver further cost-saving benefits in distribution and logistics, material costs, damage reduction, tamper proofing and tracking. All these feed through to reduce Total Cost of Package (TCP) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).more
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