A-Pack delivers IV Bag Filling-Sealing-Inspection Line

BATG’s Swiss manufacturing plant A-Pack Technologies SA recently delivered the largest IV bag line on the market, comprising of an automatic bag filling and closing machine Type 526 as well as an inspection machine Type 728, to a well known pharmaceutical plant in France.

With its automatic bag loading, unit the 526 is able to produce up to 2’500 bags/hour and can be adapted to process different bag sizes (ranging from 100 to 500 ml), as well as bags manufactured from a variety of bag suppliers. The printing system uses both hot-foil and laser to print all information required by the customer. An integrated OCR/OCV print inspection system ensures a flawless print on the bags.

Featuring a high-precision filling system, a check weigh system, as well as a reject station, the machine guarantees high quality bags with a very high fill precision. Other features such as complete batch management (interfacing with the customers SCADA system), auto-calibration, as well as In-Process Control are available upon request. The machine is build in pharmaceutical grade stainless steel, thus easing the cleaning process.

Complimenting BATG’s Type 526 the particle inspection machine for IV bags Type 728 is designed to enable an operator to visually inspect flexible PVC and non-PVC bags. The machine meets pharmaceutical standard requirements, as well as cGMP and FDA guidelines and is available as either laboratory or production version.

The 728 features a simple, modular approach with independently functioning working stations. All parts of the machine are easily accessible for cleaning and/or maintenance interventions. Size parts have been reduced to a minimum.

Numerous options, such as light adjustment, Tyndall effect, polarized light and many more, allow for the machine to be customized to meet customer’s specific needs.
The bag feeding is carried out by bulk trays on an elevated conveyor which

places the bags into the funnel. There the bag is compressed and automatically rotated to stir up possible particles. Once the bag has been inspected and approved by the operator, a discharge lock releases it on demand.
The inspection station offers the operator the possibility of restarting the rotation process if necessary, allowing for a greater production flexibility.

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