Fillers Dispense Accurate Doses Quickly
Fillers increase productivity by providing automatic features and creating flexibility.
Custom high-speed volumetric filling machinery meets a wide variety of filing applications, including pharmaceutical. The fillers handle from 50 to 750 containers per minute and are configurable for any container size. They support both top- and bottom-fill automatic shutoff valves that produce a dripless filling environment. Pacific Packaging Machinery, Covina, CA.
A monoblock system has been developed to fill then insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products. The Intrepid FS-62 can fill volumes ranging from 5 to 250 ml at speeds up to 130 bottles per minute. Filling is achieved by using up to six rolling diaphragm pistons; other types of pistons are available. Capmatic Ltd., Montreal-Nord, QC, Canada.
A filler for liquids features high dosing precision and the ability to fill products with diverse characteristics. These filling systems for liquids can be fitted on Zanasi capsule-filling machines. The fillers can be easily placed on and removed from the machines, allowing them to work with powder, pellets, and tablets as well as liquids. Each unit has its own electrical box and control panel. IMA North America Inc., Fairfield, CT.
A semiautomatic capsule-filling machine features a high degree of automation and meets GMP standards. The SA-9 fills 22,000×Ÿ28,000 capsules per hour in sizes 00 through 4. Capsule loading, filling, and closing are fully automatic. Encap Systems Inc., Carlsbad, CA.
A filling center automatically fills and stoppers up to 4500 syringes per hour. The HFS-2 ultracompact tabletop syringe processor is equipped with a controlled nozzle-dive mechanism to prevent foaming and splashing. Peristaltic, time/pressure/orifice, and positive-displacement (piston) liquid fillers may be used with the syringe-filling center. Adtech Filling Systems Inc., Hulmeville, PA.
A monoblock continuous-motion liquid filler has been designed for the pharmaceutical industry. The ML651 is equipped with adjustable pumps that allow volumetric filling. The unit offers an output speed of 150 bottles per minute. Marchesini Packaging, West Caldwell, NJ.
A machine is capable of filling and sealing 400 ampules per minute. The ALF features rotary slide pump or time/pressure filling capabilities, automatic in-process control with tare and gross weighing options, and an integrated camera inspection device for ampule-tip and ampule-cap control. The ALF is isolator compatible and can easily be retrofitted. The ALF features cleaning- and sterilizing-in-place capabilities as well as a stopper placement station for injection bottles. Bosch–TL Systems Corp., Minneapolis, MN.
An automatic squeeze-tube filler works at speeds up to 40 tubes per minute. The single-head LVF RT 40 can run all tube material types and closure configurations and is suitable for low-volume applications. The fillers offer sturdy construction and simple controls. ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment Co., Webb City, MO.
A tube filler is designed to be flexible, user-friendly, and able to meet changing market requirements quickly. The TFS 80 tube filler is a modular system that offers toolless changeovers and easy dismantling of cleanup parts. It features multiple closing systems. IWK Packaging Machinery, Fairfield, NJ.
A high-speed system for powders combines an auger filler with a servo drive, checkweigher, metal detector, conveyor system, and filling control system. The fully automatic auger system works at speeds from 35 to 80 containers per minute and can fill either 50% or 100% into each container. The checkweigher provides feedback to the servo drives to increment or decrement revolutions of the filling head. All-Fill Inc., Exton, PA.
A tube filler handles collapsible tubes at speeds up to 85 tubes per minute. The Nordenmatic 850 is equipped with Norden's hot-air sealing system and is designed for high speeds, flexibility, and fast changeovers. The Nordenmatic 850 may be equipped with infeed systems to create different levels of automation, from semiautomatic feeding to fully automated robotic tube feeding. Norden Inc., Branchburg, NJ.
Capsule fillers are among a variety of machines offered by a manufacturer. The equipment can be fitted with computers to make the machines faster, more accurate, and safer. Low- and high-volume production models of hard gelatin capsule filling machines are available. Stokes, a division of DT Industries, Bristol, PA.
A capsule filler operates at a rate of 120,000 capsules per hour. The K120i capsule filler features an integrated control system along with advanced sensor technologies in a 10.5-in. color touch screen operator interface for controlling all operations of the capsule filler. The system offers storage of all recipe setpoints for over 100 individual products. Romaco Inc., Morris Plains, NJ.
Benchtop and floor fillers can be used for applications from liquids to viscous products. Dumek fillers are available with electric or pneumatic drives and are capable of speeds up to 1500 units per hour with dosage ranges from 2 to 1100 ml. The fillers accommodate closing devices for plastic, laminate, and collapsible metal tubes with optional coding and tube seal trimming. PackDevCo Inc., Linden, NJ.