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Pharma offers Track & Trace solutions that meet all the worldwide regulations in the pharmaceutical packaging – therefore providing security for the owner. With the plant control center, you have the current machine status in view at all times.

Track & Trace

Complete traceability

With the modularly configurable system and software structure, Schubert-Pharma can create the optimal solution for the individual application for the owner.

Track & Trace with Schubert TLM technology offers many benefits:

  • Complete integration of the serial number and aggregation into the packaging line controller
  • Integration of data in the line’s local server, without the need for an external switch cabinet
  • Transparency: Track & Trace serial numbers and their status and use can be viewed at any time
  • Manual post-processing at the line is possible even while the batch is in progress (modification, addition, deletion of aggregations)

The entire process of serialisation and aggregation is implemented using software. All functions and process steps – from the product to the pallet – are represented in the Track & Trace system, including the corresponding data assignment and the required processing for all aggregation. A connection to higher-order MES or PPS systems can be implemented to allow exchange of all the data required for serialisation as well. Visualisation of the Track & Trace data occurs via the line management system.


When the batch is finished, all the relevant information is transmitted to the higher-order data guidance system. This also enables flexible data uploading to the higher-order system while batch processing is in progress. The serial numbers can either be generated in the Track & Trace system or downloaded by a higher-order data guidance system. The Schubert Transmodule guarantees 100% traceability of the serial numbers in the shift register. It is not necessary to read in the data before the respective next process step.

Line management system

Reliable planning and documentation

The Schubert Line Management System (LMS) is software for a packaging line which can be installed on a computer, in one of the line’s machines or in a computer room. Depending on the requirements, individual software components can be assembled to the required “depth”.

From the planning of batches on the machines to data specifications for the individual operating elements (e.g. printers, cameras etc.) through to the automatic creation of the batch report, the Schubert LMS keeps everything under control simply and clearly. Using a client-server architecture, the line management system is available to the line operators by way of their touch-screen control panel.

Any packaging and production machines can be connected to the Line Management System. The communication between machines and plant control center takes place via Ethernet, OPC and OMAC States.

OPC is an industry standard that describes how data is exchanged between machine control systems and higher-level computers. The OMAC states define the operating states of machines (e.g. production or fault) and therefore dictate which data to transmit.

The line management system features the following functions:

  • Communication with a higher-order MES or ERP system
  • Communication with machine control systems
  • Communication with devices, e.g. labellers, printers, cameras or checkweighers
  • Archiving and displaying camera and scanner images
  • User management and audit trail according to CFR 21 Part 11
  • Order management for creating and processing orders
  • Creating batches and entering the batch data (LOT, MHD, etc.)
  • Transfer of parameters and data to machines and devices when starting an order
  • Display of machine states
  • Display of errors, warnings and current production data
  • Display of current (OEE) (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) data of the line and individual machines
  • Setting and archiving a batch log after the order has been completed
  • Language selection for the user