News | May 6, 2014

MG America Introduces Integrated Coding & Verification Unit For Serialization Of Bottles


MG2’s ACE-BT300 Provides Track & Trace Capabilities Reliably, Efficiently and with a Small Footprint

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy – and a leading supplier of processing, packaging and assembly machinery, service and support to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutritional, food and general packaging industries – has introduced the ACE-BT300 Coding & Verification Unit, an integrated system for bottle serialization. The machine, which can provide track & trace capabilities as granular as unit-level, can handle round, square and rectangular bottles from 22-120mm in diameter at a maximum speed of 300 per minute.

Bottle coding on the ACE-BT300 can be performed either bottom-up or down. Positive bottle indexing and transportation is assured, as serve-driven side belts provide accurate speed management and position control throughout the process. The machine offers single-point adjustment for complete format changeovers, and bottle rejection is performed via linear motor-driven shaft.

Among the ACE-BT300’s technical advancements is the incorporation of a multi-camera system employed to verify 2D Datamatrices printed on individual bottles. Laser printing also is available. Remarkably, the ACE-BT300 accomplishes all this while only occupying one meter of floor space.

Other features Of The ACE-BT300 include:

  • Stainless steel machine frame and electrical cabinet
  • No pneumatic components
  • Reject verification
  • Unit can be supplied with Rockwell/Allen Bradley components

“With serialization an increasingly important topic especially in the pharmaceutical industry, compact machines that provide flexible coding and verification options are in high demand,” said Fabio Trippodo, President of MG America. “The ACE-BT300 combines sophisticated technology with reliability, cost-effectiveness and ease of use, and can be smoothly incorporated into existing bottling lines.”

About MG America
MG America, a subsidiary of MG2, Bologna Italy, is a leading supplier of an innovative family of precision-crafted processing and packaging machinery that includes capsule fillers, cartoners, case packers, thermoformers, pouch fillers, track & trace solutions, powder fillers, capping machines, washing machines, sterilization tunnels, syringe filling, assembling, vial/ampoule filling, palletizers and more. From sales, field service and spare parts to machine trials and local service/support representation, MG America offers a true “Partnership for Success.” For more information, visit

SOURCE: MG America