NJM Packaging introduces the Dara SFL Syringe Filling and Plugging machine, an aseptic filling and plugging system for syringes or vials in a nest or tray. Dara can equip the modular Dara SFL with an isolation barrier or restricted access barrier (RAB) and a peristaltic pump or valve-less rotary piston pump, to meet the needs of each customer, while promising quick delivery. With its servo motion controls and high quality engineering, the Dara SFL offers consistently accurate filling and plunger insertion, fast and simple changeovers, low maintenance and the flexibility to easily add new package and tray formats.

Ideal for pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, the compact Dara SFL features entrance and exit pass-boxes where operators load and remove nests or trays of syringes or vials. This aseptic manufacturing system fills and closes up to 35 units per minute if equipped with one filling head and one closing head and up to 80 units per minute with two heads each, based on a 1 ml fill, within a footprint only 72 inches (183 cm) long and 36 inches (91 cm) wide. It accommodates glass and plastic syringes with fill volumes from 0.5 to 20 ml and vials with fills volumes from 0.5 to 50 ml.

Recipe-driven changeovers can be achieved in less than 10 minutes with no tools required thanks to the five servo motors and Allen-Bradley programmable controller and color touchscreen. The versatility of the Dara SFL also enables users to easily add new formats to handle a different package type and/or size with a different tray configuration. It can even be changed from a one-head system to a two-head system in the field, enabling it to expand as users’ needs grow.

“What sets the Dara SFL apart is its very high quality and affordable price, together with our fast delivery. Compared to competitive aseptic filling machines, which often take 16 months to deliver, we can deliver this Dara system in six months because of its modular design and the agility of our company,” says Tom Kessler, Dara product manager at NJM Packaging. “This fast delivery is critical to pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers that are getting FDA approval for their products more quickly than expected.”

In addition to an isolation barrier or RAB, a peristaltic pump or rotary piston pump, a one-head or two-head system, options include a clean-in-place (CIP) system, a sterilize-in-place (SIP) system and gas flushing.

For pharmaceutical, biotech and cosmetic manufacturers that require higher throughputs, fully automated systems or packaging cartridges, bottles such as nasal dropper bottles or cosmetic assemblies such as eyeliners, in addition to syringes and vials, NJM offers other Dara filling and closing systems.

NJM offers a “total solution” approach that includes full validation support and turnkey line integration services to seamlessly combine best-in-class technologies. NJM’s world-class aftersales support includes standard and extended warranties, preventative maintenance programs and onsite installation, training and ongoing service.