film industry medical

With over 40 years of experience as a partner to the global pharmaceutical industry and medical industry, we know your high demands in this area very well. That is why we have specialised in the design and manufacturing of machines for clean room applications - with safe, validated processes. The focus is on the simple hygienic cleaning of your systems, right up to the latest "Cleaning In Place" (CIP) solutions.

Our guarantee: We select all materials for your machines according to the strict specifications of the "Good Manufacturing Practice" guidelines (GMP) and consider approvals of the American "Food and Drug Administration" (FDA) as well as European organizations.

Coating
Printing and lacquering
Drying
Laminating
Embossing and smoothing
Calendering
Winding
Packaging
Drive and control technology

Coating medical films

With coating systems from OLBRICH, you can rely on the highest precision: Our components are accurate to within a thousandth of a millimetre and enable maximum reproducibility. Various coating processes for different medical films are possible.

The working widths of our coating systems are between 125 and 2,000 millimeters, the production speeds between 0.1 and 100 meters per minute. Our machines are particularly easy to clean, so you benefit from a favourable ratio between production and cleaning times.

With OLBRICH you can rely on scalable, safe and validated processes for coating your medical films - from transdermal systems to oral films. However, coatings containing active ingredients are also possible for other applications, for example in the fields of wound treatment and diagnostics.

Exemplary coating technologies:
  • Roll-Coater, RC
  • Reverse roll coater, RRC
  • Knife over roller, KOR
  • Slot die coating
  • Combined coating technologies

Printing and lacquering medical films

With our systems for printing and coating medical films, we open up completely new possibilities for innovative products. For example, you can easily create logo prints, protective lacquers or the application of small product quantities in samples as an alternative to full-surface coating. Coating weights of 0.5 to 20 grams per square meter are possible. We are also happy to integrate printing processes into your existing coating and laminating lines.

With systems for printing and coating from OLBRICH, you benefit from our "cross knowledge" from many industrial sectors for which we implement printing and coating machines.

Do you have special ideas? Our experienced engineering specialists are also happy to implement special solutions and complex tasks for you.

Exemplary printing and varnishing technologies:
  • Logo prints
  • Protective lacquers
  • Application of small product quantities in samples

Drying medical films

With our effective machines and systems for drying medical films, you can achieve optimum results: Temperature stability and constant air velocities have top priority for uniform and gentle drying. In the development phase, we use computer simulations as well as trials with dryers in our technical centre for your project.

Depending on the product, you can choose between top air systems with the best ease of cleaning or a combined top and bottom air system for high performance with larger coating weights. Your systems will become particularly flexible with independently adjustable circulating air and exhaust air control.

The possible working widths of your drying systems are between 125 and 2,000 millimeters, the production speeds between 0.1 and 100 meters per minute. Dryer zones from 0.5 to five metres in length are possible. We adapt all total lengths to your desired output - up to large plants with more than 50 metres. The maximum drying temperatures are up to 200 °C, depending on the product and the room temperature.

With OLBRICH you can rely on safe and validated processes for drying your products - from transdermal systems to oral films. However, drying processes for other applications are also possible, for example in the areas of wound treatment and diagnostics.

Exemplary drying technologies:
  • Top Air Dryer
  • Upper and lower air dryers
  • Recirculation and exhaust air
  • suitable for solvent operation
  • different cleanroom classes
  • also with HEPA filter

Laminate medical films

OLBRICH systems for laminating medical films not only guarantee maximum precision, but also maximum reproducibility of the laminate. Today, a large number of our machines with working widths between 125 and 1,650 millimetres are in use in validated processes worldwide. Our machine engineering specialists adapt all laminating forces and geometries individually to your products - from a few Newtons to the highest pressures in the gap.

OLBRICH's cutting-edge technology offers you many advantages: Our specialists adapt your system in such a way that optimum machine capability is ensured for your subsequent finishing processes. Gap and line forces are infinitely adjustable according to your requirements. You can also have your settings monitored automatically.

In this way, you can laminate and laminate various products safely: for example, transdermal systems in which multi-layer structures with various properties are also possible. Possible areas of application are also materials for general medical applications, such as wound care or diagnostics.

Exemplary laminating/laminating technologies:
  • Dry lamination after dryer
  • Wet lamination before drying
  • Delamination functions for process film removal

 

Embossing and smoothing medical films

Improve the surface properties of your medical products - with embossing machines from OLBRICH. This makes it child's play to achieve a better feel or improved manageability. In addition, you can easily calibrate layer thicknesses of medical films with smoothing calenders. This opens up completely new possibilities for innovative products. We would be pleased to integrate the desired embossing and smoothing processes into your existing production lines.

When it comes to OLBRICH embossing and smoothing system concepts, you benefit from our "cross knowledge" from many other industrial sectors for which we have been building machines for decades.

Do you have special requirements? Our engineering specialists are also happy to implement special solutions and complex tasks for you.

Exemplary embossing/smoothing technologies:
  • Embossing of surface structures
  • Smoothing of product layers
  • Calibration of product layers

Calender medical films

OLBRICH systems for calendering medical films not only guarantee maximum precision for all components, but also maximum reproducibility. In addition, you can rely on safe and validated procedures when calendering your medical films - for example with medical products such as adhesive systems or auxiliary materials.

Your advantage at OLBRICH: You benefit from our "cross knowledge" from many other branches of industry for which we have been manufacturing corresponding machines for decades. Our specialists are also at your disposal for special solutions.

Exemplary calendering technologies:
  • Smoothing calender
  • calibration calender

Winding medical films

The easiest handling and maximum production reliability characterize OLBRICH's winding systems: In order to effectively avoid production losses in your company, our winders work with high-precision guidance of the web tension for best winding quality. In addition, we adapt all components individually according to your wishes - for example to your products, existing logistics processes and your downstream systems for finishing.

The possible working widths of your winding lines for medical films are between 125 and 2,000 millimeters, the production speeds between 0.1 and 100 meters per minute. Winding diameters of up to 1,000 millimeters are possible. So that you save set-up time in daily operation, winding shafts mounted on one side (cantilever design) enable you to exchange cores and rolls quickly. You determine the degree of automation yourself: We offer a comprehensive range of different systems - from manually operated single winders to fully automatic turret winders.

With OLBRICH you can rely on safe and validated processes for winding your products - from transdermal systems to oral films. However, procedures for other applications are also possible, for example in the areas of wound treatment and diagnostics.

Exemplary winding technologies:
  • Single-stage winder
  • Double winder
  • Splicing aids and product accumulators
  • Turret winder (manual/automatic reel change)
  • Pressure rollers to improve the winding quality (lay on roller)
  • Side control for unwinders and rewinders
  • Longitudinal and edge cutting
  • Winders in cantilever design

Medical film packaging

With OLBRICH's know-how, you can be sure of greater efficiency and noticeable time savings every day: Pre-packaging optimization of your medical films with our product winders makes it easier for you to further process them in subsequent lines - without any tiresome rewinding and cutting in separate work steps.

The packaging of your medical films can be carried out either manually or with automatic roll change. The working widths are between 100 and 2,000 millimeters. Depending on the product, the web can be divided into several sections.

With OLBRICH, you can rely on safe and validated processes when packaging your products - from transdermal systems to oral films. However, processes for other applications are also possible, for example in the areas of wound treatment and diagnostics. We have also been working with well-known manufacturers of converters for many years and thus achieve optimised production processes.

Exemplary packaging technologies:
  • Longitudinal cutter for several product benefits
  • small product rolls in automatic turret winders

 

Medical films: Drive and control technology

Maximize your production and data security: With drive and control technology from OLBRICH, you can rely on safe and validated processes in the production of medical films. In this way, you receive all services from one experienced source: We supply you with the mechanical drive and suitable switchgear with OLBRICH state-of-the-art technologies for your plant. Our highly qualified engineers master all relevant standards for automation in the pharmaceutical industry, such as GAMP5 and 21 CFR part 11.

Your benefit at OLBRICH: You retain full access to your production process and meet your legal documentation and recording obligations. In addition, we have a dedicated contact person for each automation area.

With our own specialists in the electrical sector, we implement innovative and safe solutions for you in the areas of drive and control technology, user interfaces and visualisation systems. The well thought-out architecture of our systems also enables you to retrofit functions and aggregates at a later date. In addition, we also retrofit older systems with state-of-the-art technologies.

Exemplary services for drive and control technologies:
  • Conception and realization of the drive technology
  • Switchgear planning and manufacturing
  • Software engineering for CPU
  • visualization / scada systems
  • Support and assistance with IQ and OQ
  • Service over the entire life cycle
  • Retrofittings and Upgrades

Services in a full-service package

We implement your individual project in six carefully coordinated steps:

The technical centre is OLBRICH's innovation centre: This is where we develop innovative processes and new product ideas.
Dirk Robeling, Head of the Technical Centre
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