Annually, over 50 million pouches and 12 million bottles leave Orthomol’s Langenfeld sites, which are home not only to the company's R&D, medicine and marketing departments, but also to its quality assurance department - a key focus within the company. Over 370 employees work at the two sites in Langenfeld.
The Langenfeld-based enterprise is the first of its kind to achieve ISO 22000:2005 certification. By adhering to this comprehensive standard for food safety, the plant ensures the highest quality and safety of its products, from development and raw material selection to the finished product. METTLER TOLEDO Hi-Speed technology is a key tool in the company’s quality efforts.
”A trusting relationship with our suppliers is important to us,” explained Michael Grimm, who is responsible for quality management in Orthomol’s technical operations. “We have found a partner in METTLER TOLEDO Hi-Speed, who meets our strict quality standards."
Orthomol uses METTLER TOLEDO Hi-Speed’s S2 and XS2 checkweighers to reliably and securely verify the weight of products packaged in flat pouches. Overweight or underweight products are identified and removed by fast-action lift gate conveyors. Additionally, to ensure that the highly reflective pouches are reliably detected, special light barriers are used.
A double lane XS2 system with a clearly laid out weighing terminal checks the correct weight of up to 120 sachets per minute, achieving an accuracy of 30 mg. Orthomol uses this system to check up to 15 different manufactured articles in capsule form, including Orthomol Vital f®. This product was developed for the nutrition-based medical treatment of women with chronic fatigue, burn-out syndrome and stress-related illnesses.
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