At Pharma Expo, OPTIMA is exhibiting a compact machine with a three-way function in the form of the INOVA EKCS.
In addition to labelling, plungers are inserted into syringes and finger grips installed. The applied force is constantly measured and recorded during the assembly operations.
Transport within the machine is performed extremely gently without any glass to glass contact. Assembly functions for additional components and camera systems can be integrated as an option. The machine that flexibly handles a variety of formats achieves a capacity of up to 3,200 syringes an hour.
Metall + Plastic will be putting the GTS glove testing system on display. The device is characterised by a high degree of flexibility, since corresponding test covers can be offered for just about any type of glove and glove ring.
Two independently operating, built-in compressors allow up to six gloves to be tested in just 15 minutes. An external compressed air supply is not required. Any chance of confusion over which glove data is being recorded is excluded by the use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips. Once they have been assigned, the system recognises by itself which glove has just been tested.
Once the testing is finished a test report can be generated and displayed on the 15in touchscreen. It can also be sent via the WLAN wireless module and merged with production batches with no risk of manipulation.
Optima Pharma will be presenting information on the latest technologies concerning the processing of medications in ready to use syringes, vials, infusion bottles and carpules.
In addition to filling and closing, further functions and process technologies, including washing machines, sterilisation tunnels and containment systems are considered. Pharmaceutical freeze-drying and robotics for product handling round out the comprehensive portfolio.
Pharma Expo takes place 2-5 November, Chicago, US, West Hall, Booth 921.