Bosch introduces VRT 1010/1020 capping machine

With an output of 120 containers a minute

The VRT 1010/1020 for low-particle overseal capping achieves an output of 120 containers a minute

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed a new sealing solution for injection and infusion vials that is equipped with highly sensitive control systems, ensures reliable capping and achieves an output of 120 containers a minute.

The compact VRT 1010/1020 can also be combined with barrier and containment systems and meets current EU GMP requirements, the German firm says.

Depending on the model, the intermittent VRT 1010/1020 takes the filled and plugged injection and infusion vials from an upstream filling machine or a rotary table via a single or double lane. The vials pass through all stations in a conveying starwheel with counter guidance. Before capping, a camera-based sensor performs the stopper presence check. Containers with a missing or incorrectly placed stopper are guided to an outward station, while correctly stoppered containers continue to the capping station.

The machine is equipped with highly sensitive control systems to ensure reliable capping

The caps are attached loosely via a tow-off chute after being picked up from the conveying system. While the containers are rotated, they are clamped using a plunger and tilted against a freely revolving roller by means of a servo-controlled titling movement.

Dieter Bandtel, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, says the combination of releasing the containers from the transport system and the freely rotating capping roller ensures an especially low-particle process.