Vial Filling and Closing Machine targets clinical samples.

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Utilizing self-monitoring and self-controlled filling process, MHI 2020 is intended for clinical trials and pilot production of liquid pharmaceuticals. Intelligent interaction of transport system, in-process control, and filling and stoppering stations ensures that every container is precisely filled and closed. Since only programmable servo drives are used, all production parameters can be saved and recalled in recipe, without manual adjustments.

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MHI Vial Filling and Closing Machine from Bosch

For Clinical Samples and Pilot Production

Optimized product usage - start-up without product waste

"Auto-adjust" - parameter management without manual adjustments

One filling station for various filling systems

Integrated testing technology in place of maintenance intensive sensor systems

With the new MHI 2020 vial filling and closing machine, Bosch Packaging Technology is embracing the special needs for clinical tri­als and pilot production of liquid pharmaceuticals.

The MHI works with a self-monitoring and self-controlled filling process. This intelligent interaction of the transport system, In-Process Control, filling and stoppering stations ensures that each and every container is precisely filled and closed. The MHI combination filling station can optionally perform filling with either piston pumps or rolling diaphragm pumps to cover the widest variety of products.

"Since only programmable servo drives are used, all production parameters can be saved and recalled in a recipe, without any manual adjustments to be made", explains Dieter Bandtel, the product manager for vial processing at Bosch Packaging Technology. "Especially for toxic, highly active and sensitive products, each ingress into the filling area that can be eliminated is a plus for the product quality and for the product safety."

Additionally the MHI is also suitable for operation in an isolator system. The small space requirement, easily accessible stations and integrated test technology, which makes maintenance intensive sensor systems unnecessary, allows the seamless integration of the MHI into various containment systems.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is the lead­ing supplier of holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 15 countries worldwide, the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2008, 4,650 associates achieved a turnover of approximately 700 million euros. Learn more at

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 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. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "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.

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