TurboFil introduces syringe filling system for medium batches

21-Oct-2020

It features a walking beam indexing configuration, which provides a simplified, recipe-based changeover

TurboFil Packaging Machines has introduced a module offering automated, simplified production for a range of syringe formats. Employing a setup that fills syringes via ceramic piston, peristaltic pump or direct draw from a reservoir bag, the company's SimpliFil syringe filling & assembly system is suitable for small to medium batches.

The TipFil technology allows syringes of all types to be filled through the tip eliminating the need to insert plungers post-filling. This also adds to the machine’s expedient changeover.

The system can reportedly handle 36 syringes a minute with tips outfitted for press-on caps and luer caps, as well as safety caps recently incorporated for many oral syringes. A labeller is also available that can wrap syringes with pre-printed labels or, for medications requiring variable marking, print individual labels per uploaded input. An automatic syringe loading system also is available, as is a volume and vision system for fill and label matching verification.

“Syringe filling and assembly has historically been among the pharma industry’s most complicated applications, one where mission-critical precision tends to slow down throughput and drive up cost,” said Deborah Smook, VP of Marketing & Business Development for TurboFil. “Featuring our innovative TipFil through-the-tip filling process, the SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly machine represents a rare combination of versatility, accuracy and affordability, and its customization options make it ideal for a broad range of manufacturing circumstances.”

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The SimpliFil system features an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC, a 7” colour touchscreen HMI and individual controls for each station. The module can store recipes for repeatability, and available data logging functions include 21 CFR Part 11. For preventative maintenance and diminished downtime, remote diagnostics can be performed via ethernet communications, and verification sensors monitor all production stages.

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