Machines are designed for sterile filling lines that comprise ampoule, vial powder, vial liquid and pre-filled syringe (PFS) types. They are manufactured to comply with required national and industry standards.
“Snowbell is a younger company,” says Rusty Nelson, DJA vice-president and general manager. “They’re hungry. They are a conglomerate of very, very smart people that got together and said: ‘We can make a better product cheaper to compete with European manufacturers’ and I think they’ve done that.
“They cover vial powder, vial liquid, combination liquid and vial, ampoules, prefilled syringes, and they even have R&D / pilot scale machines.”
Pharmaceutical machines for ampoule and vial processing
Snowbell Machines designs and builds equipment for a number of sterile filling and packaging processes, with sterile and containment isolators available.
Ampoule filling and sealing machines feature self-centring grippers, which means a range of ampoule sizes can be handled without the need to change dimensions. Gas flushing can be performed before, during or after filling, while the machine also allows for a direct connection to the sterilising nozzle.
Optical inspection machines are designed for filled vials or ampoules. These allow operators to check ampoules through a magnifying glass, with the ability to reject batches. Six units are displayed at a time, with rejected batches transferred to be ejected, while accepted batches are moved to the collection station.
Snowbell Machines offers rotary washing machines for ampoules and vials with bespoke washing processes based on customer requirements, in addition to external vial washing and drying machines with 12 heads or vertical rotary combi washing machines with six heads as part of its pilot-scale offering.
Vial powder and liquid filling machines
Snowbell Machines offers a vial liquid filling and closing machine, equipped with a stopping unit at the filling station and a moving conveyor belt. The dosing unit of the machine features stainless-steel syringes. These machines can also be used as a combination solution for liquid and powder lines.
Filling and closing machines for sterile powders are available with automated dosing ports that are adjusted during operation. They are capable of processing a wide range of powders precisely using a vacuum / compressed air system.
Pre-filled syringe equipment can be supplied in various capacities with one, two or three-head configuration and a respective output of 40, 80 or 120 syringes per minute. Fill volumes of the machine can be set between 0.5ml to 3ml, and empty syringes are automatically transferred to the machine’s infeed chute.
Snowbell Machines is an Indian company that has established itself as a provider of high-quality pharmaceutical equipment at competitive prices. The company’s range of equipment is available across North America exclusively through DJA Pharma.