Vial Filling and Capping System Integrates with Robotic Tray Loader


ESS Technologies will demonstrate the equipment in Las Vegas in September at the Pharma Expo in Booth #N-623.



Blacksburg, Virginia – The Model MB 25 Monoblock Filler/Capper for vials provides a compact, high performance solution for filling and capping micro vials and small bottles. Micro vials are manually fed to the MB 25, or the filler/capper can be integrated with an automatic micro vial feeding system. The MB 25 employs No Bottle-No Fill-No Cap sensors to prevent filling in the case of a missed micro vial. Optionally, the system can be ordered with net weigh filling that assures extremely precise amounts of product. In a net weigh system, the micro vial is weighed before it is filled and again after filling. The tare and gross weights are compared to pre-programmed values in the weigh cell HMI, and incorrect weights are rejected as bad fills. After the filling process, a two-stage servo driven capping system first picks and places a cap and applies a slight amount of pre-torque to seat it. The starwheel then indexes the micro vial to the final torque station where a pre-programmed amount of torque is applied.



ESS will integrate the vial filling and capping system with a TaskMate® Robotic Tray Loading System to demonstrate at the Pharma Expo show in Las Vegas, Nevada September 28-30 in booth N-623. The TaskMate® uses a FANUC M-1iA robot fitted with ESS-designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) to create the robotic tray loading system. Custom vacuum-style EOAT picks two micro vials at a time and loads them into any standard laboratory tray. The high speed robotic system allows both the Monoblock Filler/Capper and the tray loader to run at the desired production speed. The complete system occupies only 7’ x 11’ of space, creating a compact and cost-effective automated solution.



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About ESS Technologies, Inc.

ESS Technologies, Inc., founded in 1993, specializes in complete packaging line design, equipment manufacturing, and integration. Our expertise includes filling/capping equipment, cartoners, robotic case packers, wrap around case packers, robotic palletizing systems, and integrated robotics. Engineered for reliability and efficiency, ESS Technologies’ products offer you tomorrow’s packaging technology today.



Contact Information

Kim Norris

ESS Technologies, Inc.

3160 State Street

Blacksburg, VA 24060

(540) 961-5716

knorris@esstechnologies.com

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