Serialization and Top Labelling Pharma Trace Top

Automatic Track and Trace system for pharmaceutical serialization and the application of a label on the top of pharmaceutical boxes (bollino or vignette style label, label for Chinese serialization)

Automatic system for serialization, track and trace and top labelling application 


Pharma Trace Top is an automatic system for pharmaceutical serialization,  track & trace and the application of a label on the top of pharmaceutical boxes (bollino or vignette style label, label for Chinese serialization).

This Track & Trace system has 2 main of strong points: reduced bulk, for a quick and easy installation within operating packaging lines, and flexibility, the machine has been designed, both electrically and mechanically, to fit any of the most used  inkjet and vision systems available.

Etipack is partnering with major manufacturers and developers of vision systems for pharmaceutical markets and has designed a modular machine, to meet customers’ requirements and in order to accommodate different tracking and tracing needs worldwide.

Pharma Trace Top  is equipped with a  failsafe software for  the peripheral devices diagnosis complying with  the rules of pharmaceutical market.

This system belongs to the Etipack Pharma line, especially dedicated to labelling, coding, serialization and track and trace of pharmaceuticals; this line has been designed to ensure high standards of quality, safety, productivity and maintenance complying with the guidelines for good manufacturing practice of pharmaceutical markets.

The  Etipack Pharma line includes different labelling machines, labelling systems and friction feeders to handle a variety of products: ampoules, vials, boxes, syringes, single-dose, inhalers, Blow Fill Seal, inspection and inserting of information notices.


Features of the system

  • Varnished steel machine frame with stainless steel panels, Scotch Brite® satin finished, with anti-vibration feet, adjustable in height
  • Infeed conveyor to handle the products coming from the line
  • Couple of motorized clamp conveyors to space the products with micro regulation and scale rulers
  • Couple of parallel toothed belts conveyor with positive convoying pushers, crossover adjustment and synchronous motorization with feedback
  • Encoder assy
  • Air blowing product rejection device with lockable tray and rejecting control
  • Stainless steel control panel, Scotch Brite® satin finished with Siemens PLC, motor drivers with CANopen communication bus
  • TFT LCD HMI operator panel
  • Electrical and mechanical set up with micro regulations for the thermal ink-jet print unit
  • Electrical and mechanical set up with micro regulations for the vision system
  • Pneumatics with air filter assy, pressure regulator, quick discarding electrical valve and pressure switch
  • Failsafe manager software for the peripheral devices diagnosis according to the pharmaceutical rules
  • 3 colours light tower with buzzer to report the running state, alarms and warnings
  • Polycarbonate full safety guard


Ancillary devices


  • One automatic label applicator for the top labelling with vertical and horizontal micro regulations, phase photocell to manage the machine cycles, swinging roll applicator device
  • Thermal ink-jet print unit
  • Vision, control, Track & Trace system
  • Energy-saving function  in case of inactivity
  • Maximum loading output signal.
Production speed≤ 18.000 pcs/h*
Outside reel Ø ≤ 280 mm
Inside reel Ø 40 - 75 mm
Size L - W - H1691x1296x2083 mm
Power supply230 V, 50/60 Hz,
Electrical input≤ 2300 W
Elettrical protectionIP 54
Noise level70 dB
Compressed air6 bar
Top label size
(width x step)
From 40 x 20 to
60 x 25 mm
A_Product size length
35÷120 mm
B_Product size width (min.-max)65÷220 mm
C_Product size h
15÷80 mm

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