Roughness values help monitor manufacturing of blister machinesUhlmann

New knowledge on the reproducibility of manufacturing processes with Sa/Sz/Sk roughness values

Product safety is particularly important in the production of pharmaceutical packaging and is subject to stringent requirements. UHLMANN – experts in the field of pharmaceutical packaging – use Bruker Alicona to verify the quality of machine components, thus gaining knowledge on the reproducibility of manufacturing processes.

Matthias Obert
Quality Management

Bruker Alicona enables us to gain new knowledge on the reproducibility of our manufacturing processes. Besides this, the measurements also enable us to verify supplier specifications for purchased parts, predict the functional behaviour of products and carry out cause analyses on the functionality of products.

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Quality assurance in all stages of production

Pharmaceutical packaging must be optimally sealed to prevent foreign substances from entering and it must also follow all legal guidelines on counterfeit protection and traceability. When it comes to the production of pharmaceutical packaging, priority is given to the protection of the high-quality ingredients and formulations while maintaining complete functionality. Based in Germany, Uhlmann Pac-Systeme GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of pharmaceutical packaging. Uhlmann’s product portfolio includes machines for all process steps: from blister machines and bottling lines to cartoners and end-of-line packaging machines. This range is complemented by extensive services for the systems’ entire life cycle.

How Uhlmann succeeds with Bruker Alicona solution


Dimensional accuracy & surface finish measurement 

  • Accurate, fast and universal optical 3D measuring instrument for tolerances in the µm and sub-µm range
  • Components are measured area-based and with high resolution independent of size, material, geometry, weight and surface finish
  • A number of proven and new features combine the functionalities of a roughness measuring system (Ra, Rq, Rz/Sa, Sq, Sz) with the characteristics of a coordinate measuring machine

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