Flexicon America Inc.

Oct. 13, 2005
Tabletop Handling System Automates Vial/Bottle Filling
(To see a larger version of the photo, click here.) Fast, accurate filling and handling of vials and small bottles on the FF20 Tabletop Vial/Bottle Handling System from Flexicon America, Inc. offers packagers and manufacturers of clinical trial and small lot batches an automated flexible feed filling system that eliminates tedious, repetitive pour and fill manual operations.The compact tabletop filling system works in tandem with a Flexicon PF6 peristaltic dispensing pump to provide inexpensive, fully automated small-lot dispensing of liquid and semi-viscous pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products directly into the vial or bottle. In addition, the FF20 achieves consistent fill accuracy within +/- 0.1%.Complete product changeover can be made in less than five minutes simply by replacing the disposable tubing. No change parts are required. The operator simply selects tubing diameter to meet dispensing requirements.Fill volumes range from 0.1 to 150 ml, with vials filled at rates of up to 2,000 per hour. Rotary table and pump speeds can be adjusted to fit filling speed requirements.