Bosch Packaging improves pre-sterilized syringe filling with new equipment

Friday, Nov 27, 2015

Bosch Packaging Technology is enhancing its ability to fill and process pre-sterilized syringes to ensure a seamless, fully integrated and efficient packaging process.

In order to achieve line competence, the process and packaging technology company should be able to insert RIL rod and inspect the pre-filled syringes, in addition to installing USD de-nester and labelling machine.

Bosch Packaging Technology product manager Klaus Ullherr said: "After successfully establishing our fill-finish portfolio, we also strengthen our line competence in downstream processes.

"Two steps are required: the rod has to be inserted and the pre-filled syringes have to be inspected. The USD de-nester and the RIL rod insertion and labelling machine are ideal additions to our filling and closing machines, such as the recently launched FXS Combi."

The USD comes with a gripper that will help in removing the syringes filled with liquid pharmaceuticals in rows and gently transfers them to a horizontal single-lane transport belt.

This will ensure safe and controlled positioning of the products.

Bosch said that USD de-nester achieves an output of up to 400 syringes per minute, depending on the model.

In combination with the respective inspection machines for particle and cosmetic inspection as well as leak detection, a ZPS buffer system and a RIL rod insertion and labeling machine, lines for middle and high performance can be implemented.

The RIL models are equipped with a tip closure control to ensure optimum product, operator safety and product quality. The tip closure control checks the presence of the protecting cap on the injection needle.

All defect syringes are then transported to a customer-specific reject station via a star wheel.

After rod insertion, labelling and inspection, the processed syringes can be additionally equipped with a backstopper on the RIL.

Designed for patient safety and ease of use, the stopper prevents the plunger head from being pulled out of the syringe and also broadens the finger flange.

The first machine combinations are already in operation in Europe and Asia.

"The new models meet the requirements in the European, as well as in the growing Asian market. Our specialists have already delivered, installed and put into operation several machines together with our customers," Ullherr added.

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