Pharmaceutical Industry

In developing and producing drugs for use as medications to address every ailment known to man, the pharmaceutical sector has become a vast, extremely complex, highly regulated industry – with corresponding demands on critical manufacturing processes such as weighing, batching and foreign body detection. Minebea Intec has decades of experience in supplying solutions to meet these demands, for pharmaceutical companies all around the world.

The solutions are optimised to the industry’s particular needs – for instance, with state-of-the-art manual and automated formulation systems, advanced tracking and tracing features, the abilities to be readily validated and calibrated, and cleanroom suitability. Our equipment is designed for easy manual cleaning, and our solutions are supported by validation-optimised software for manual formulation, data recording and quality assurance. In this way, we help to continuously increase operational efficiency, enhancing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and improving competitiveness.

A reliable partner for quality control and process equipment for the pharmaceutical industry

Minebea Intec has many years of experience in the development and manufacturing of innovative production and quality assurance equipment for weighing and foreign body detection purposes. Much of this experience has been in pharmaceutical industry applications, where quality control plays a vital role in ensuring product safety and quality while also maximising the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of production processes.

As a reliable partner of pharmaceutical industry manufacturers around the world, Minebea Intec invests heavily and constantly in testing and certification in accordance with various national and international standards and regulations, such as

  • for materials and products: EHEDG / FDA / HACCP / IFS / EAC
  • for Ex applications (explosion protection): ATEX / FM / CSA / IECEx / EAC
  • for calibration: OIML / NTEP
  • for ingress protection (IP): up to IP69k
  • for manufacturing: Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) – e.g. to FDA 21 CFR

We also ensure compliance, in relation to electronic records and electronic signatures, with FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

We are thus well prepared to meet the widely varying needs of pharmaceutical industry manufacturers, whatever their product or field of activity – and, of course, to provide the associated quality documentation that might be required for any project.

Best practices for customer applications

Mobile weighing for clean rooms

In GMP-regulated environments, the precise and fast weighing of ultrafiltration vessels, which are headed to different production areas, requires a mobile weighing solution with a hygienic design.

To meet Boehringer Ingelheim’s requirements, Vienna-based system manufacturer and partner to Minebea Intec Baumgartner & Co. designed a mobile process vessel with integrated weighing electronics and modules from Minebea Intec.

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A weighing solution opens door for FDA compliance

The producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients LDO chooses a Minebea Intec weighing solution, enabling it the option of FDA compliance for API production and thus entering the US market.

On account of the strict requirements GEASS, a Certified Minebea Intec Partner, brought in a weighing solution of load cells and different weighing electronics with Hygienic Design.

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High Precision, hygienic design weighing solution

Various installation heights, compliance with hygienic design directives, total weighing reliability, and reproducible weighing solution results presented a difficult task for the plant manufacturer Pharmatec.

The pharmaceutical manufacturer Pharmatec GmbH tasked Minebea Intec with the installation of six vessel scales in its production process for liquid medicines, which means special standards in terms of measurement accuracy, hygiene and above all, reproducibility are required.

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