Marchesini Group: Robotic Monobloc Syringe Filler

Extrafill Syringe Filler is designed to accommodate from two to five filling and stoppering stations and can produce up to 12,000 pre-filled syringes per hour.

To meet the growing demands of packaging disposable pre-filled syringes in the North American market, Marchesini Group has developed the Extrafill Syringe Filler to fill and stopper nested syringes.

Extrafill is a compact machine, designed to accommodate from two to five filling and stoppering stations and can produce up to 12,000 pieces per hour. Batching precision is guaranteed by systems that center the syringes and completely protect them during the filling phase to avoid contamination and to ensure sterile processing. Extrafill is equipped with rotating piston pumps and an innovative statistical batch control weighing system.

All the production phases are integrated in one monobloc unit designed to combine the tub opening and syringe filling/stoppering operations under just one isolator.

A particularly innovative part of the Extrafill is its robotic arm, which peels off the Tyvek® protective film and pushes the tub of syringes onto a loading belt to continue towards the filling and stoppering stations. The robot—a gripper system that moves just like a human hand—is the outcome of research and development activities carried out by Marchesini Group aimed at devising a specific system capable of handling the product with outstanding efficiency in sterile conditions.

Made in Marchesini’s facility in Siena, Italy, the Extrafill Syringe Filler will debut at Interphex 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.

“Interphex is really one of the 'best-in-class' meeting places in the world,” said Roger Toll, Executive Vice President of Marchesini Group USA. “At our booth, customers will discover a winning mix of innovation, technologies and knowledge, intersected with the full spectrum of cutting-edge development and manufacturing equipment, to create innovative solutions and improve performance and synergies in the pharmaceutical market. This year again, we will answer all their enquiries about aseptic and packaging areas of the industry. We are expecting even more visitors than last year.”

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