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China's packaging machinery meets the needs of pharmaceutical enterprises and participates in international competition

packaging machinery refers to the machinery that can complete all or part of the product and commodity packaging process. The packaging process includes filling, wrapping, sealing and other main processes, as well as related pre and post processes, such as cleaning, stacking and disassembly. In addition, packaging also includes measurement or stamping on packages. Using mechanical packaging products can improve productivity, reduce labor intensity, meet the needs of large-scale production, and meet the requirements of sanitation

the development of packaging machinery provides a necessary guarantee for the modern processing and mass production of food and drugs. Due to the particularity of drug production, blindly seeking a high precision of 0.5 degree from material to packaging method, from environmental requirements to identification will increase economic investment, which is more strict than food packaging, and the restrictions are more stringent than food packaging. This makes the pharmaceutical packaging machinery develop into a relatively independent machinery industry

In a broad sense, after the founding of new China, China's basic packaging machinery industry began to start. After more than half a century of development, there is still a big gap with the international advanced level. Among them, only corrugated box packaging machinery and some small packaging machines occupy a certain scale and advantages in China. In addition, some complete sets of packaging equipment with high technical content still need to be imported

some data show that the output of packaging machinery in China has reached 670000 sets in 2005 and will increase to 930000 sets by 2010. At present, China's packaging machinery has become one of the top ten industries in the machinery industry. However, the export value of China's packaging machinery is less than 5% of the total output value of this industry, while the import value is roughly equivalent to the total output value

take a group of data of China's packaging machinery import and export from April to August 2006 as an example. During this period, China exported 5481 sets of container washing or drying equipment, with a total export volume of US $482793; Although there are only 345 similar imported equipment, the total import amount is as high as 10571652 US dollars. Packaging, labeling and filling machines are the product categories with relatively large export volume in China. Within four months, 488056 sets were exported, with a total export volume of 11064972 US dollars; Only 2878 sets of similar equipment were imported, but the total import amount reached US $44000035. 65324 filling machines and packaging machines are exported, with a total amount of USD 25350635; 566 sets are imported, totaling 39213071 sets

it can be seen from this group of data that the average price of a single set of imported equipment is 24751.8 US dollars, mainly imported from developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan; The average price of a single set in China's export is 66.02 yuan, and the export is mainly concentrated in Africa and the Middle East. Although the total number of exported equipment in China is 558861 sets, and only 3789 sets are imported, the average price of imported sets is 678 times that of exported sets. This shows that China's export structure is "small and scattered", mainly a single product; Most of the imported equipment are complete sets or large-scale equipment. It can be seen that there is a considerable gap between the export and import of packaging machinery in China and foreign products in terms of product quality, quantity and technical content

from the perspective of product structure, there are about 1300 kinds of packaging machinery in China, with a small number of supporting equipment, lack of high-precision and large-scale products, which can not meet the market demand: the product quality gap is manifested in poor product performance stability and reliability, unsightly appearance, rough surface treatment, poor quality of many components, short service life and low reliability, which affect the quality of the overall product; From the perspective of enterprise status, the domestic packaging machinery industry lacks leading enterprises, and there are few enterprises with large production scale and high-grade products; From the perspective of product development, China is still basically in the imitation stage, with weak self-development ability. The scientific research funds account for only 1% of sales, while in foreign countries, they are as high as 8% ~ 10%. In general, compared with international advanced products, China's packaging machinery is at a disadvantage in the competition of product development, performance, quality, reliability and service

pharmaceutical packaging machinery is a branch of general packaging machinery with high technical content and requirements. Since pharmaceutical equipment is an important part of GMP hardware, since China launched the GMP compulsory certification system, local pharmaceutical factories have accelerated the pace of technological transformation. The substantial renewal of production equipment has brought a good situation to the upstream industry of the pharmaceutical industry, the pharmaceutical machinery industry, and a large number of production line transformation has brought a huge market to pharmaceutical machinery enterprises. For example, the ampoule (water needle) series washing, drying, filling and sealing linkage unit introduced and developed by Changsha Zheng traditional Chinese medicine machine factory has ended the decades old single machine production history in China. After several improvements, the product has sold more than 600 production lines and exported to nearly 20 countries such as Brazil, Russia, Pakistan and Iran

of course, on the whole, the R & D of most packaging machinery with advanced data technology in China is still in the imitation class, and the ability of independent development is still very limited. For this reason, many large foreign enterprises have introduced their own technologies and components into China for local processing, thus reducing costs and launching fierce competition with local products

some data show that as early as 2003, the global drug packaging market reached US $11.2 billion, with an average annual growth of nearly 5%, and it is estimated that it has exceeded US $13billion in 2006. The United States, Japan, Britain, Germany, France and Italy occupy the largest market share in the world pharmaceutical packaging industry, while China is the fastest growing country. According to the development speed of China's pharmaceutical industry in recent years, the annual GDP of drug packaging materials will quickly exceed 20billion yuan in a short time

at present, the annual output value of China's pharmaceutical packaging industry is about 15billion yuan, with an annual growth rate of more than 10%. However, it can only meet about 80% of the needs of domestic pharmaceutical enterprises, and the contribution rate of packaging materials to the pharmaceutical industry is also low. In developed countries, packaging accounts for 30% of the value of drugs, while in China, this figure is less than 10%

the direction of high precision has been made clear

in order to meet the needs of the rapid development of the pharmaceutical industry and actively participate in international competition, China's packaging machinery must break the industry trend of "small but scattered" and continue to move forward in the direction of "high precision". Industry insiders believe that in the future, the packaging industry will cooperate with the trend of industrial automation to develop in the direction of diversification of mechanical functions, standardization and modularization of structural design, intelligent control and high-precision structure

the packaging chain is highly automated. Most of the packaging work of domestic pharmaceutical factories, especially the arrangement and assembly of more complex packaging items, is basically manual. It is difficult to break through the key areas to ensure the unity and stability of packaging, which may cause pollution to the packaged products. Even if some pharmaceutical factories use packaging machinery, it is only applied to a certain link of the whole packaging chain. For example, innovation should be made in industry, technology and products. For example, mechanical packaging is used in the front packaging, while manual packaging is used in the back packaging. Therefore, improving the automation level and quality level of the whole packaging chain is a very important link for modern pharmaceutical enterprises to implement GMP. Each manipulator of a truly modern packaging machine should be controlled by a computer, and has high-resolution ability to material and thickness

pharmaceutical products with diversified mechanical functions have tended to be refined and diversified. There are fewer and fewer single variety and large batch products, while multi variety and small batch products have increasingly become the mainstream. Under the changing trend of the environment, only packaging machines with diversified switching functions that can adapt to a variety of packaging materials and mold replacement can adapt to and at least two specimens should be ductile fracture to meet the market demand. For example, on a blister packaging machine, both "aluminum plastic" packaging and "aluminum aluminum" packaging can be carried out, and the switching is required to be simple, with less molds to be replaced. At present, the time to replace the mold is generally 1 ~ 2 hours, so such a long time can not meet the requirements of multi variety and small batch production

standard modularization of structural design for traditional industrial design, if you want to launch a new model, you need to do a lot of heavy work, and rely on new equipment to recover the high design cost, thus raising the price of the new model. The future design should adopt the design concept of standardization and modularization, make full use of the modular design of the original model, convert it into a new model in a short time, and control the price of the new model within a relatively reasonable range

intelligent control system of control function is the brain of mechanical equipment and the core device for issuing action instructions. At present, pharmaceutical packaging machinery manufacturers generally use programmable logic controller (PLC controller), which does not have the powerful functions of industrial computer (PC). For most traditional mechanical control equipment, it is appropriate to use PLC, because the number of control parameters is limited, and many places still use mechanical control. For example, torque control uses mechanical clutch to protect the motor from overload. However, with the improvement of equipment automation, there are more and more computer control equipment. The number of various sensing components, detection components, control components and actuator applied to the equipment is very large. At this time, PLC cannot manage and control so many parameters, and industrial PC will be the best choice

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the global demand for packaging machinery is growing at an annual rate of 5.3%, reaching US $29billion by 2005. According to the Market Research Report of frost Sullivan in the United States, in 2007, the total market value of European packaging machinery is expected to increase from 4.6 billion US dollars in 2000 to 6.5 billion US dollars, while Germany is in a leading position in terms of design, manufacturing and technical performance. In 2004, the output value of German packaging machinery reached 4.2 billion euros, accounting for 23% of the global demand for packaging machinery of about 19billion euros that year. It is one of the largest suppliers of packaging machinery in the world

the variety and output of packaging machinery in the United States rank first in the world. For more than a decade, the United States has always maintained its position as the world's largest producer and consumer of packaging machinery. Its products are mostly "high-quality, refined and sophisticated", and the carton sealing and packaging machine ranks second in the market share. China, after Canada, Mexico, Japan, Britain and Germany, has become the sixth largest export market of American packaging machinery. □ reprinted by

from: China Medical News

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