Pharmacy Accessory Bagging System (PABS)

Ampoule, Vial, & Syringe Packaging Made Easy

Icon for MPI showing PABSMPI’s Pharmacy Accessory Bagging System is an electric table-top barcoding packaging solution for printing and packaging parenteral and injectable medicines such as ampoules, vials, and prefilled syringes. Our PABS medical device provides the capability of loading, printing, barcoding, and sealing medications in a few simple steps.

How it Works: Pharmaceutical Applications

Bags are blown open through an internal fan, which channels high-volume, low-pressure ducted air into the bag for easy product loading. Labeling and barcoding are done directly on the secondary packaging by an integrated 203 DPI thermal imprinter with 4″ wide printhead, eliminating costly labels and allowing for customization of barcoding to the requirements of each pharma manufacturer.

Improved Patient Safety

Maroon icon of stick figure with heart beatThe PABS machine is transforming the pharmaceutical industry by securing the packaging process with product integrity in mind. By automating loading, printing, barcoding, and sealing in a minimal number of steps, pharmacies can virtually eliminate mislabeled bagged products.

  • Labeling and barcoding are done directly on the bag, eliminating the need to place labels on secondary packaging manually.
  • 4.3″ full-color touchscreen to control packaging operations.
  • Operated by foot pedal to offer “hands-free” filling.
  • Seals completely each time to eliminate airborne particles and delivers consistent and tamper-evident seals.
  • Barcode Scan Check: Scanning bulk bottle before packaging verifies proper drug.
  • Tall-Man Lettering: Helps reduce “looks alike, sounds alike” errors.

Customized for Your Needs

maroon heart in hands iconWe know that not all pharmaceutical products are the same and each needs varying medical packaging options, that is why we provide customization abilities for our packaging materials.

  • Standard bags offered in a variety of sizes, are 2 ml thick featuring one side clear and one side white and vent hole.
  • Custom, amber-colored bags are available in 2″ x 4″ packaging options to assist in differentiating between types of medication.
  • Automatic paced-rate operation is provided with an adjustable fill time delay.
  • Optional adjustable load shelf for easy loading of bulk or heavy products.
  • Different bag sizes for all your packaging needs

Decrease Cost & Increase Efficiency

maroon icon representing efficiencyWith our advanced technology, technicians can easily drop an ampoule, vial, or pre-filled syringe into a high-strength horizontal flow wrapper. Press a foot pedal to seal and advance the bag.

  • High speed: produces up to thirty-five (35) filled and sealed bags per minute.
  • All-electric: no pneumatic air required.

Strategic Partnership with MPI

maroon icon showing hands shakingCustomers choose MPI for our years of experience in the industry, unparalleled customer service, and advanced packaging technology that contribute to improving the supply chain and saving patient lives through error-free medication packaging. We offer a one-year limited warranty on our PABS machine and have a CE Mark to meet all requirements for our medical products.

Technical Specifications

Size: 28.00″ W x 22.00″ H x 29.50″ D

Weight: 140 lbs.

Power: 110VAC, 60Hz, 5 Amps. 230VAC, 50Hz, 5 Amps

Operating Temp: 0-40° C, 32-140° F

Humidity Range: 10%-90% RH Non-condensing

Safety: CE (230V). Includes built-in safety mechanisms and self-diagnostic troubleshooting capabilities.

Hardware Requirements: Computer with Windows® 10 or higher operating system, 10 GB hard drive space, 8 GB RAM, available USB ports, desktop or network printer for reports, Internet access

Software Requirements: Pak-EDGE® UD Barcode Labeling Software (provided with packaging system) with optional access to First Databank drug data, imprints, and images database.

Material Requirements: Requires the use of MPI-authorized disposable materials.

Space Requirements: Sturdy and level countertop, height between 28″ and 36″ for comfortable working conditions. The clearance above the counter should be 36″. Minimum depth of 30″ with access to the rear of the packaging machine. 4′ to 5′ minimum counter space in length. The Pharmacy Accessory Bagging System requires one (1) 120V outlet. Allow additional room and electrical outlets for your computer.

Barcodes Supported: All linear, 2D, and GS1 barcodes are supported.

Included with PABS: Our Barcode Software Pak-EDGE®

The PABS machine includes our Pak-EDGE® Barcode Labeling Software. The software allows for an unlimited number of barcode configurations which typically include product NDC code, local expiration date, date packaged, and more.

Need Primary Packaging for Liquid Medication?

Aside from our secondary packaging PABS machine, we also provide primary packaging solutions for liquid mediation.  Our  Fluidose® Series 6 and FD-Pharma® unit dose cup assembly machines bring the high-performance efficiency your pharmacy needs. Learn more about our primary packaging solutions here.