Life Sciences Success story

Precision handling with short cycle times

Customer benefits

  • Reliable and economical operation
  • Safe and damage-free handling
  • Very short cycle times: 600 syringes per minute
  • Rapid format changes
TX60L robot with vacuum gripper
TX60L with vacuum gripper
TX60 Cleanroom robots at Ciseo
Two Stäubli six-axis robots separate out the empty syringes and group the filled ones at a cycle rate of 600 units per minute.
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The gripper removes 100 syringes from the tray and separates them into rows of ten on a conveyor system.

TASK

Fully automated inspection and filling of syringes

Inspecting vials, filling syringes or ampoules and testing cell cultures – these are fairly typical tasks for the highly automated systems developed and built by Ciseo at its factory in Naninne near Namur (Belgium). The company specialises in supplying the pharmaceutical industry with automation solutions.

One such project undertaken by Ciseo has recently reached completion. The challenge here was the handling of syringes before and after filling – and all at high speed, as the filling line is designed for 600 units per minute.

 

SOLUTION

Four cleanroom compatible robots make for a cycle rate of 600 units per minutebots make for a cycle rate of 600 units per minute

The automated system developed by Ciseo actually consists of two separate cells. The first receives plastic containers, each of which contains a tray with 100 empty syringes. One of two