At INTERPHEX, MG America to introduce new machines, including next-generation PLANETA Capsule Filler
MG America (mgamerica.com), the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will showcase a variety of premium equipment at INTERPHEX NYC, Booth #2221, April 26-28. Headlined by the company’s next-generation PLANETA 200 Capsule Filler, the lineup also includes a new robotic aseptic vial filler/capper from equipment manufacturer STERILINE, with whom MG America has a strategic supplier partnership.
The PLANETA 200 Capsule Filler is the latest evolution in a line of well-established continuous motion machines. The PLANETA 200 produces up to 200.000 capsules per hour, but its primary advantage is its premium flexibility: its modular design results in a highly configurable platform suitable for a wide array of production requirements, including an ability to fit several dosing units simultaneously, enabling one capsule to be filled with differing products. Dosing units ascribe to a “no capsule, no dosage” concept, ensuring superior machine cleaning as well as reduction of both product waste and its exposure to the greater processing environment.
The PLANETA 200 also is scalable. It can, for example, initially be configured for medium speeds, then upgraded later for maximum speeds, reaching different performances depending on the number and type of dosing units installed. Its weight control system also can be upgraded post-installation; this includes facets as simple as statistical control of capsule gross weight up to the highly advanced MultiNETT system, which allows in-process net weight checks of each capsule and, in the case of same-capsule dosing combinations each dosed product. Finally, PLANETA 200 can be equipped with isolators satisfying different containment levels, as well as various washing systems ranging from Wet-In-Place to Wash/Clean-In-Place automatic systems (WiP/CiP).
Robotic Aseptic Vial Filling/Capping Line from STERILINE
INTERPHEX NYC also will be the U.S. debut of a new robotic aseptic vial filler & capper from STERILINE. Due to increased pharma industry demand, the Italy-based equipment manufacturer is in the process of enhancing its aseptic applications portfolio, including a new series of integrated production lines employing robotic systems for container transport, handling and filling.
One such line consists of a an RA-V4 Rotary Vial Washing Machine; a depyrogenation tunnel (model ST2 CCS); the RVFCM50 Robotic Vial Filling and Capping Machine with Isolator; and an EDM-C External Decontaminating Machine. The RVFCM50 Filling & Capping Machine has an effective output of up to 3000 vials per hour, and can handle vial sizes from 2ml to 100ml without changing format parts.