Flexicon America, Inc.

Oct. 29, 2006
Automatic Filler/Capper Increases Efficiency, Reduces Operator Strain

The new Model FF30 Tabletop Filling and Capping Machine from Flexicon America Inc. transforms the filling and capping of diagnostic products into vials and small bottles from a labor-intensive and often precision-variable filling operation into an efficient, automatic process that delivers accurate fills and provides precision torque to secure closures, according to the company.

The Model FF30 is designed as a step-up from manual filling for batch sizes ranging from 100 to 2,000 units or more per day. The automatic filling process eliminates fill inaccuracies and operator strain injuries that can result from repetitive torquing of the closures.

The easy-to-clean, peristaltic filler features precision accuracy, consistent torque, fast format changeover and quick and efficient certification since product comes into direct contact only with disposable sterile tubing and the filling needle. Adjustment to accommodate variations in product viscosity is made by selecting the appropriate tubing dimension. All format parts are mounted by easy-access finger-screws.

Vials and bottles between 12 and 50 mm are filled, fitted with a closure and fully torqued to a pre-set setting in an automatically controlled progression. Fill volumes from between 0.1ml to 100 ml are filled with an accuracy of +/-0.5%, the company claims.