Dividella new generation NeoTRAY cartoner system wins German Design Award

Top-loading parenteral and secondary packaging specialist Dividella’s industry NeoTRAY fully automatic cartoner for high speed parenteral packaging has been honored for Excellent Product Design in the 2020 German Design Awards.

NeoTRAY uses a modular design form with each module separated by universal portal.

NeoTRAY portals incorporate innovative Blue Line to display machine status, turning red when error detected.

The award was announced today by the German Design Council and will be presented at a ceremony on the evening of Day One of the Ambiente 2020 Innovations fair in Frankfurt on February 7 next year.

Leading edge functional design

The eminent judging panel of industrial designers commended NeoTRAY for its clean and effective design, advancing Dividella's brand values. They commented: "The modern high-tech packaging machine combines precision, quality and ease of use with high speed, which conveys the clear, functional design very well."

Ergonomic features

Dividella's latest NeoTRAY made its debut at the ACHEMA trade fair in June 2018. It incorporates an exceptionally clean and uncluttered modular form as well as advanced ergonomic design features such as its distinctive 'Blue Line' LED strip next to emergency stop button that changes to red when errors are detected.

Its modular design allows for a broad range of applications for high volumes. It is particularly suitable for packaging parenteral administration forms including vials, syringes, injectors, pens, ampoules and cartridges as well as inhalers, nasal sprays and other applications.

Best of both worlds

NeoTRAY breaks new ground in combining high speed side loading (up to 400 individual products or multipacks per minute) and sensitive top loading capabilities in one cartoning system. It combines Dividella's emphasis on modular design and engineering as well as 40-years' worth of experience in parenteral product handling with the same emphasis on monomaterial (cardboard) packaging as with Dividella's other NeoTOP cartoners/packaging lines.

NeoTRAY is configured to handle a very wide range of parenteral products and package formats ranging in size from 65x35x15 mm to 200x150x 110 mm. Its abilities to handle 100% monomaterial pack formats allow it to deliver more adaptable, cost efficient and sustainable packaging solutions with recognized production and environmental advantages in reducing weight, volume, material complexity and use of plastics.

NeoTRAY is also future proofed in offering integrated solutions for tamper evident and child resistant packaging as well as Serialization functionality.

About NeoTRAY

NeoTRAY combines the best of both top-loading and side-loading cartoning technologies in one machine. With patented top-loading technology, the products are gently placed into the open trays from above. Fast side-loading can manage large volumes of a wide variety of parenterals.

NeoTRAY is designed to use 100 per cent monomaterials for more efficient and cost-saving packaging of the highest quality.

The NeoTRAY system comprises three principal modules:

  1. Tray Forming Module: This section feeds and forms trays from pre-glued die-cut blanks, with magazines positioned for high visibility and ease of access.
  2. Top Loading Module: Dividella's state of the art infeeding systems top load the products in a continuous motion into the erected trays. In addition, other inline operations including: checking machine readable codes on the packaging, verifying the trays' contents, and loading of leaflets and/or booklets are performed.
  3. Side Loading Module: After inserting of all products, the erected and filled trays arrive via the product conveyor at the sideloading Module where the tray is inserted into the carton. Additionally, cartons can be closed in a variety of ways, including hot melt, various styles of tuck in flaps, and tamper evidence features.

The NeoTRAY features GMP compliant construction and is capable of producing packages that conform to Directive 2011/62/EU.