TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, a company specializing in design and development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced a module offering automated, simplified production for a range of syringe formats.
Employing a setup that fills syringes via ceramic piston, peristaltic pump or direct draw from a reservoir bag, the company’s SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly System is suitable for small to medium batches.
The new machine’s signature feature is a walking beam indexing configuration, which provides intuitive operation and simplified, recipe-based changeover. For heightened precision, the company’s TipFil technology allows syringes of all types to be filled through the tip—a step-saving aspect that eliminates the need to insert plungers post-filling.
The SimpliFil system is capable of filling up to 36 syringes per minute, and can handle syringes with tips outfitted for press-on caps and luer caps, as well as various safety caps recently incorporated for many oral syringes, according to TurboFil.
For post-capping marking applications, an optional labeler is available that can wrap syringes with pre-printed labels or, for medications requiring variable marking, print individual labels per uploaded input. An automatic syringe loading system also is available, as is a volume and vision system for fill and label matching verification.
For preventative maintenance and diminished downtime, remote diagnostics can be performed via ethernet communications, and verification sensors monitor all production stages.