Press Release Summary:
FLT vial filler features 100% checkweigh and reject option and processes up to 30 vials/min. Walking beam transport design allows for small footprint, and quick changeover of vial diameter requires only 3 guideparts. Stoppering or capping of 13 and 20 mm finish is realized with single vibratory bowl, requiring only change of tracks, and it handles containers ranging from 2-100 mm. Peristaltic or rolling diaphragm pumps are used for filling, with re-usable or single-use PreVAS product path parts.
Original Press Release:
Bosch Introduces Re-Designed FLT Vial Filler
At Interphex 2012, Bosch Packaging Technology presents its re-designed FLT vial filler. Due to its small size and flexibility, the FLT is the ideal clinical trial and small batch vial filler. "There are three major features we have significantly updated", said Applications Engineer Paul Tinucci. "First the machine has a new transport design that will facilitate a smoother transfer of vials through the various stations. Secondly, a 100 percent checkweigh and reject option has been added. The electronics have also been updated, including a bigger HMI and new motion control system", Tinucci explained. "Another advantage is that the machine has fewer size parts. No adjustments are required for product changeovers."
Processing up to 30 vials per minute
Built to the same quality standards as higher speed Bosch filling machines, the scaled down FLT allows manufacturers to replicate the conditions of higher speed production, thereby anticipating potential variables. This way, users can predict how a product will handle on the filling line and reduce the risks associated with scale-up to full production. Hence, the machine provides a smoother transition and lower costs.
The new version with a walking beam transport design requires minimal size parts and impresses with a small footprint and reduced changeover times. With the re-designed filler, changeover of the vial diameter requires only three guideparts. Changeover is easy to accomplish using digital counters for repeatable positioning of guides and station heights.
The newly designed machine improves on flexibility and simplicity in the first stage of drug development. Stoppering or capping of 13 and 20 millimeters finish is realized with a single vibratory bowl, requiring only the change of tracks. On the re-launched FLT, spring-discs ensure robust and efficient capping. Rotating crimp roller technology is now standard on the FLT filler. It handles containers ranging from 2 to 100 milliliters and processes up to 30 vials per minute.
100 percent checkweigh and a new reject station account for automated, precise dosing and dose weight verification. Peristaltic or rolling diaphragm pumps are used for filling, either with re-usable or single-use PreVAS product path parts. Additionally, the filler features a very easy to operate HMI with touch screen controls and color readouts. Optional features include an Oxygen Reduction System, bottom-up filling, a reject/sample station and laminar air flow wood.
The FLT vial filler is on show at Interphex, May 1-3, 2012 at the Jacob K.
Javits Center in New York, booth 2227.
The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of processing and packaging technology. In more than 15 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceutical, food and confectionery industries. The comprehensive service portfolio completes the package. The worldwide sales and service network offers local contacts. More information at www.boschpackaging.com
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innnovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros ($71.5 billion) in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 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 more than 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and