b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH

Eichenstr. 38a, 64743 Beerfelden
Germany

Telephone +49 6068 47891-0
Fax +49 6068 47891-69
sales@bb-trace.de

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 8a / E15
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand E15

Fairground map

interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.02  Digital direct printing devides

Digital direct printing devides

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.03  Coding devices

Coding devices

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.05  Printer (Thermo, Inkjet, Matrix)

Printer (Thermo, Inkjet, Matrix)

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.04  Labelling and marking
  • 01.04.06  Laser coding systems

Laser coding systems

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.05  Inspection and control
  • 01.05.04  Optical inspection systems

Optical inspection systems

  • 01  Packaging machines and devices
  • 01.06  Additional machines and devices in the packaging process
  • 01.06.03  Equipment for adding product supplements and product information to packs

Equipment for adding product supplements and product information to packs

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.06  Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

  • 06  Machines and equipment for the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • 06.02  Single machines /equipment for the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 06.02.14  Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products
  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.02  Consulting and project planning of track & trace solutions

Consulting and project planning of track & trace solutions

  • 07  Services
  • 07.01  Business support
  • 07.01.13  Software solutions for the manufacturing and packaging process

Software solutions for the manufacturing and packaging process

Our products

Product category: Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

HSF - High-Speed Friction Feeder

Product information
The HSF high-performance friction feeder is the ideal solution where empty folding cartons are to be labelled with variable data outside the production line. The modular design of the machine allows operators to combine it with the labelling technology of their choice.

Process description
The HSF separates the folding cartons from the stack. An electromechanical or ultrasound-based sensing system ensures that the packaging units are correctly separated. The cartons are then fed by two parallel conveyor belts to the printing station. Where they are labelled as required, for instance with serialisation data in the form of 2D barcodes, datamatrix codes or text. Depending on the requirements, the unit can be equipped with thermal printers, lasercoding or labelling and dispensing systems.

The printed data is then read by the downstream camera and evaluated, for instance with the bb-SiteManager so ware. Cartons with codes that are deemed illegible by the camera are automacally ejected at the ejection station. The labelled folding cartons are bundled by the downstream shingling outfeed conveyor for manual removal.

The production rate of the HSF can be continuously adjusted from 10 to 30 metres per minute.

The HSF is controlled through an intuive IPC touch panel and is easy to operate. Its fixed and steering castors can be adjusted in height and make the unit portable for use in various production lines

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Product category: Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

LSS - semi-automated serialisationmodul

The affordable semi-automated serialisation solution:
transporting - printing - scanning - evaluating

LSS is a technically advanced yet affordable labelling system for pharmaceutical companies, food producers and contract packers. It has been designed for integration into continuous production lines or manual packaging lines.

The LSS combines a printer, camera, ejection station and IPC touch panel along a conveyor belt of only 1,200 mm in length.

Process description
The products are placed manually or automatically on the conveyor belt that transports them through the printing station where they are labelled with serialisation information in the form of 2D barcodes, data matrix codes or text. Depending on the customer requirements, the unit can be equipped with thermal printers, laser coding or labelling and dispensing systems. The printed data is then read by the downstream camera and evaluated, for instance with the b+b Site Manager software. Products whose data cannot be read are automatically removed from the process at the ejection station. 

The unit is operated through a 15" touch screen with password protection. Its screen shows the order details, statistical data and the last captured image in a user-friendly layout. The IPC touch panel and the USP (uninterruptible power supply) are built into the base frame of the unit.

The production rate of the LSS can be continuously adjusted from 10 to 25 metres per minute. The fixed and steering castors can be adjusted in height and make the unit portable for use in various production lines.

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Product category: Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

TE – Labels Temper Evident

Tamper-proof sealing of folding cartons

Product information
Your products must reach the end consumer in their original packaging and fully protected against tampering. Self-adhesive tamper evident safety seals guarantee optimum protection against tampering and counterfeiting. They are designed to show instantly whether a packaging has been opened or tampered with. In other words, any tampering attempt must result in an irreparable damage to the packaging and/or the label. This is normally achieved by applying transparent seals that do not obstruct the packaging print or the 2D data matrix code. 

To protect the folding carton against tampering, the two side flaps are sealed at the top or the bottom. In a next step, the seal is checked for proper application. Thanks to its flexible conveyor belts, the system can be integrated into any machine along the packaging line, for example the horizontal cartoner.


Unit features
• Self-adhesive tamper evident safety seals protect your products against tampering and counterfeiting
• The moment the packaging is opened, the label is visibly and irreparably damaged
• Fully automated application system for folding cartons
• Suitable for all conventional adhesive materials

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Product category: Inspection machines for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

STS – semi-automatic aggregation of folding boxes in shipping boxes or bundles and/or of bundles in shipping boxes and/or shipping boxes onto pallets:

• Aggregation of individual containers into bundles or
• cardboard boxes
• Aggregation of cardboard boxes on pallets
• Data collection with vision system and/or hand scanner
• Available with automatic travel system for several layers in a shipping box
• Up to three label printing systems can be integrated
• Generation of bundle, shipping-box and pallet labels (SSCC label)
• Prepared for integration in the b+b SiteServer architecture

Intelligent database integration

Product information
• for the recording of serialised pharmaceutical products
• for data input and retrieval (reworking) of products with serial numbers

Process description
The STS retrieves the data of the current job (packing scheme, number of products per carton or shipping box) from the format database. This information is displayed on the screen. 

The operator places the single or bundled packaging units bearing serial numbers on the camera windows in the workbench. The operator actuates a foot switch and the camera below the workbench takes a picture. All captured serialisation codes are recorded and forwarded to the integrated database. 

When the preset number of products per carton is reached, the STS generates a signal. At the same time, an order-specific label is produced for application to the carton or shipping box. The operator removes the label from the dispenser and scans it with the hand-held scanner, sending an acknowledgement to the database. Subsequently, the STS is ready for the processing of the next packaging unit. 

If required, the format database can be configured so that the unit produces pallet labels that are printed after a certain number of cartons have been processed.

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Product category: Optical inspection systems

b+b LineManager

This software module is used for serialisation purposes in production and comes with user-friendly functions for the control of cameras and printers.

In the b+b LineManager, operators can view and select the jobs received from the server via b+b LineLink. When the user starts a job, the associated serial numbers are printed, validated, recorded and, if necessary, aggregated (up to aggregation level 2-3) before they are returned via b+b LineLink to the b+b SiteServer for further processing.

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Product category: Software solutions for the manufacturing and packaging process

b+b SITESERVER AND MODULES

More than process safety and efficiency in serialisation

In response to the new serialisation requirements that will soon apply within the EU and the USA, b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH has developed a comprehensive solution including all software and hardware required for safe and efficient serialisation processing of pharmaceutical packagings.

The core of the system is a modular software architecture. This approach ensures that the software can be adapted at any stage to changing requirements at reasonable costs: for instance if you wish to incorporate additional lines and sites in the management system, if you need to adjust your processes to new coding and aggregation regulations or if you are investing in additional machinery. Within certain limits, our solution also caters for machines from other manufacturers. 

The software solution can be implemented as a powerful production management platform for the simultaneous control and management of a wide range of coding and aggregation hardware.

Not only the formats, recipes and programmes of the b+b hardware components are automatically sent to the production line: the systems of other manufacturers are also parameterised for fast product change-over.

Please note that, due to the modular software architecture, the modules and add-ons presented here only represent a selection of those possible. Special modules or module add-ons to existing solutions, including subsequent validation, are possible at all times.

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About us

Company details

b+b Automations- und Steuerungstechnik GmbH - from "A" for Automation to "Z" for Zapper. Our portfolio of products provides you with well-engineered and reliable solutions for everything connected with “building and industrial automation”. The system is completed by modular software packages for visualisation and control.

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Company data

Number of employees

20-49

Foundation

2006

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Pharmaceuticals