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TurboFil: Module for Simplified, Automated Syringe Filling and Assembly

The SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly System incorporates efficient, through-the-tip filling process for reliable and cost-effective handling of small to medium syringe batches.

The SimpliFil machine's signature highlight is a walking beam indexing configuration, which provides intuitive operation and simplified, recipe-based changeover.
The SimpliFil machine's signature highlight is a walking beam indexing configuration, which provides intuitive operation and simplified, recipe-based changeover.

TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, an equipment specialist in the development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced a module offering automated, simplified production for a wide range of syringe formats. Employing a versatile, precise setup that is designed to accurately fill syringes via ceramic piston, peristaltic pump, or direct draw from a reservoir bag, the company's SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly System is made suitable for small to medium batches.

The SimpliFil machine is designed for ease of use: its signature highlight is a walking beam indexing configuration, which provides intuitive operation and simplified, recipe-based changeover. For heightened precision, TurboFil's TipFil technology is meant to allow syringes of all types to be filled through the tip–a step-saving innovation that does not require insert plungers post-filling. In addition to being designed for a convenient and thoroughly clean method of product filling, TipFil technology adds to the machine’s expedient, hassle-free changeover, says the company. 

Capable of filling up to 36 syringes per minute, the SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly System can handle syringes with tips outfitted for press-on caps and luer caps, as well as various safety caps recently incorporated for many oral syringes. For post-capping marking applications, TurboFil also offers an optional labeler that can wrap syringes with pre-printed labels or, for medications requiring variable marking, print individual labels per uploaded input. An automatic syringe loading system also is available, as is a volume and vision system for fill and label matching verification.

TurboFil’s SimpliFil Syringe Filling & Assembly System features an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC, a 7” color touchscreen HMI and individual controls for each station. The module can store recipes for streamlined repeatability, and available data logging functions include 21 CFR Part 11. For preventative maintenance and diminished downtime, remote diagnostics can be performed via ethernet communications, and verification sensors monitor all production stages.

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