Stäubli, provider of automated solutions for the life sciences, including medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, laboratory customers and more, will demonstrate how its Stericlean series improves accuracy, efficiency and patient safety at PACK EXPO International (booth #N4848) in Chicago, October 14-17.
At PACK EXPO, Stäubli will simulate packaging medical devices in a germ-free, controlled environment. The company’s 4-axis and 6-axis cleanroom robots—just a few of its range of robots serving the life science and pharmaceutical industries—will be picking and placing a glucose meter in a sealed, hygienic environment.
Stäubli robots are used in tasks including laboratory settings for cell culturing and microplate screening; hospitals for IV bag or syringe compounding; drug manufacturing for the filling and packaging of vials and syringes; and medical device assembly, machining, coating and inspection.
Because of their special enclosed design, unique surface coating and the use of stainless steel in specific areas, the Stericlean robots undertake a range of complex tasks and work uninterrupted in aseptic production areas. This has opened up new possibilities for robot-based automation in germ-free environments. All of the company’s six-axis TX2 robots are available in Stericlean versions compliant with strict Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines.
First launched in 2008, Stäubli says its Stericlean series represented the world’s first robot designed to operate in aseptic production areas. With the development of the first Stericlean robot, Stäubli allowed for automating aseptic processes in VHP (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) environments.