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.
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 Stäubli TX60L robots picks up the tray with a vacuum gripper and places it on a feed point. From there it is approached by a second