In the pharmaceutical industry, the production of sterile pharmaceutical products is subject to strict requirements. These requirements require products to be produced aseptically and packed under sterile conditions. Shelf trolleys are often used in such production environment for the transport, further processing (sterilization) or storage of primary packaging.
We can provide automated loading and unloading of the following containers in and from the shelf trolleys:
- Primary packaging: (pre-filled) syringes, ampoules, cartridges, vials, etc.
- Secondary packaging: tubs, nests, trays, magazines, Akylux® boxes/trays etc.
The handling process and the gripper are selected according to your requirements, the type and brand of packaging.
Shelf trolleys are frequently used within the pharmaceutical production process for sterilization. In this project, nested syringes in tubs are stored in pallet boxes and the layers of tubs are neatly separated by pallet divider sheets. The nested syringes must be fed into the hot-air sterilization system and removed from it fully automatically. For this purpose, a concept with nest and tub handling, loading and unloading of sterilization racks and the use of automated conveyor technology was developed for the customer.
In addition, an visual system is integrated, which provides the camera-guided gripping and is also used as the process control system.