Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology will be improving the filling and processing for its pre-sterilised syringes in order to strengthen its downstream portfolio.
The firm intends to benefit from a seamless, fully integrated and efficient packaging process and has introduced new equipment use to achieve line competence.
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."
Uan installed gripper, the USD de-nester can ensure removal of syringes filled with liquid pharmaceuticals in rows, following which, those are gently placed on a horizontal single-lane transport belt.
Depending on the model, the USD can deliver an output of up to 400 syringes a minute, the firm claimed.
Along 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 installed.
The RIL models feature a tip closure control to deliver optimum product and ensure operator safety and product quality. The control checks presence of the protecting caps on the injection needles.
If faulty, the syringes are then transported to a customer-specific reject station via a star wheel.
Processed syringes can be additionally equipped with a backstopper on the RIL, following rod insertion, labelling and inspection.
Designed to ensure safety and ease of use, the stopper prevents withdrawal of the plunger head from the syringe and also broadens the finger flange.
The firm has already put the first machine combinations in operation across Europe and Asia.
Ullherr said: "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."
Image: The machines can ensure precise and gentle rod insertion, along with reliable labelling of the syringes. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.