Off-the-Shelf Servo-Driven Benchtop Filling and Stoppering

At Healthcare Packaging EXPO Las Vegas 2021, groninger highlighted its LABWORX benchtop machine portfolio, comprising small-batch liquid modules with short lead times and quick turnaround.

The portfolio includes two liquid filling units—with peristaltic pump or rotary piston pump—and stopper placing and crimping systems for vials and syringes.
The portfolio includes two liquid filling units—with peristaltic pump or rotary piston pump—and stopper placing and crimping systems for vials and syringes.

The four benchtop machines that make up groninger’s LABWORX Series are designed to help pharmaceutical companies move from bench to market, as well as meet needs in R&D, clinical trials, and compounding pharmacies.

The portfolio includes two liquid filling units—with peristaltic pump or rotary piston pump—and stopper placing and crimping systems for vials and syringes.

Designed for “off-the-shelf” needs, the modules accommodate prefillable objects such as vials, syringes, and cartridges, and feature short lead times and groninger’s QuickConnect technology for fast turnaround times.

As groninger’s Jochen Franke explained at the show, the systems meet market needs for modernized tabletop systems for several applications, including personalized medicines and cell therapies. Two-hand control of the systems means guarding is not necessary, while hygienic design makes cleaning fast and easy. They are built for laminar flow (LF) hoods and isolators and highly resistant to H2O2.

“The machines are not cam-driven. They’re designed with servo motors, which are better for transferring to commercial production systems,” said Franke. He demonstrated changeover at the booth, which required less than one minute.

 Wireless control via tablet or laptop helps to eliminate extra personnel in cleanrooms while providing connectivity to one or multiple benchtop systems from a single handheld device. Data is more easily accessed for analysis and decision-making. The machines feature responsive HTML5-based HMI design and offers automated batch records as PDF files.

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