Bosch Introduces New RIL 300 High-Speed Rod Inserter and Labeler for Syringes


o Accurate, high-speed rod insertion and labeling of up to 300 syringes per minute

o Continuous product flow for high production capacity

o Advanced controls ensure product quality and sterility

At Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf, Bosch Packaging Technology presents the RIL 300 Rod Inserter and Labeler, a high-speed, integrated system that inserts plunger rods into syringes after filling and precisely applies labels. Able to handle up to 300 syringes per minute, the RIL 300 ensures the product is kept sterile in the rod inserting process.

A Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant machine, the RIL 300 features Bosch's advanced segmentation wheel, which allows a continuous flow of syringes for high production capacity. The reliable system guarantees high process safety with interval operation while minimal configuration is required. It can handle syringes in a range of format sizes from 0.5 - 20 milliliter, with a maximum length of 150 millimeter. To ensure quality, the RIL 300 features a number of controls, including checks on proper rod placement and tip-cap presence. The system also detects the presence of labels on the syringes for proper product identification, and features total torque control to ensure no movement of the rubber stopper, keeping the product sterile.

The RIL 300 can be customized to include additional options according to manufacturer needs. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) can be added to read label data, while Optical Character Verification (OCV) control can verify text for enhanced quality control. Other options include color recognition of rods and the detection and rejection of defective labels before applying them to the syringes, avoiding waste. Manufacturers can also opt for a drawing rail for rejected syringes that ensures quick and easy movement to a controlled evaluation area. "Filling machines are getting faster and pharmaceutical manufacturers must be able to meet quality and productivity goals," said Michael Juhl, Sales Director at Moeller & Devicon, a Bosch Packaging Technology company. The RIL 300 system offers producers a highly reliable, very fast and precise solution for plunger rod insertion and labeling so they do not have to sacrifice productivity to meet the industry's rigorous quality standards.

The RIL 300 adds to Bosch's broad portfolio of syringe handling and processing equipment and can be easily integrated into existing production lines.

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The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at www.boschpackaging.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre­sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both inno­vative and beneficial.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and www.125.bosch.com.

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