IR350 Pharma inspection rewinder

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IR350 Pharma inspection rewinder

The IR350 is an extended version of the established GM IR330 Inspection Rewinder, both built on the most modern electronic platform. Converting webs in widths up to 350mm on rolls of max 400mm in diameter, the GM IR350 offers high converting speeds of up to 200m/min. 
The new machine is fully compliant with all requirements for pharmaceutical and safety controls characterized by high standards and the highest quality. It can be used for multiple operations depending on the configuration, including inspection, back-numbering, counting, slitting and multi-layer (peel & reveal) labels.


The IR350 stands out due to its high speed and high precision, its short inspection table ensures the machine has a small footprint, saving space in the production environment. The machine is fully configurable and retrofittable. 

IR350 can function as an inspection unit or a slitter rewinder depending on the configuration. The unit can work offline as a separate machine or inline with a dancer arm. In inline mode, it is typically connected to a digital press.

There are many possible options for the machine:

  • razor blade system
  • label dispenser for production multi-layer labels or insertion warning labels printed in Braille 
  • inkjet head - the printing system can print a report for each roll of labels, according to end-user requirements. Reverse printing is also possible when configured with a thermal inkjet module.

The web guide with ultrasonic sensor is fitted as standard and has a build-in splice table with two air controlled clamps. 

Ready for the Pharmaceutical Market
This machine operates in full compliance with the strict rules of the pharmaceutical industry in terms of:

  • Inspection
  • Back numbering
  • Counting
  • Slitting and Rewinding

Moreover, it implements web path cleaning, by means of a purge liner between jobs to ensure compliance with Pharma Norm ISO 15378.

200% Inspection
The system is bi-directional, which allows the users to back-up and re-check a defective label making sure the job is 100% perfect. The inspection camera system stops the machine when a fault has been detected and moves the faulty label back to the repair table. The system can be fitted with cameras from AVT, BST, Nikka, Nyquist Systems or other suppliers according to client requirements.

Easy operation
The machine has an easy to use the touchscreen for intuitive operation. It features step-less electronic tension on both unwind and rewind spindles. The rewinder is equipped with air expansion mandrels with sleeves, easily exchangeable to other sizes. It can be set at rewinding label-in or label-out.

Technical Specifications
Specifications Metric Imperial
Web width 350 mm, other sizes on request 14"
Substrate thickness 50 - 200 µm  2 - 7.9 pt
Speed 200 m/min 656 ft/min
Unwinder Max. Ø400 mm 15.7"
Unwinder mandrel 25 - 76 mm, pneumatic 1 - 3"
Rewinder Max. Ø400 mm 15.7"
Rewinder mandrel 25 - 76 mm, pneumatic 1 - 3"
Web guide BST Ultrasonic
Inspection system Nikka M1+ or Nikka ALIS L1
Alternative inspection systems BST Tubescan, AVT
Nikka support as a standard.
Printing system option Domino Gx, HSA Inkjet Thermal, up to 600dpi
Slitting station option Razor knives, minimum distance 12,7 mm / 0.5
Power / Air 3x400V+N+PE, 16A, 5 bar
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2,6 x 1,2 x 1,7 m   8.5 x  3.9 x 5.6 ft.

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