Avoid glass breakages through gentle product handling

Parenteral products such as biopharmaceuticals are often so highly priced that pharmacists or packaging service providers need to avoid the loss of individual doses through broken glass. In addition, glass breakage significantly affects productivity because production has to be interrupted, the line cleaned and restarted. Microcracks in the syringe systems can also trigger glass breakage. This is why the SyPro feeder processes sensitive glass syringes particularly gently:

  • Gentle transportation
  • Use of a robot with vacuum cups for placement in blisters and cardboard trays
  • Staggered pressing into clamping blisters in two work steps

 

This is how the SyPro feeder works

SyPro is the abbreviation for "Syringe Product" and is thus a pharmaceutical feeder for syringe systems with and without needle protection. The servo-controlled SyPro feeder places up to 350 syringes per minute into blisters or cardboard trays. On high-performance machines, output can be increased to up to 600 syringes per minute by extending the filling section and adding a second SyPro feeder. Alternatively, the feed capacity can be increased in a space-saving manner and via a second prismatic belt.

Advantages of the SyPro feeder

Economical

The SyPro feeder feeds glass or plastic syringes particularly gently - for fewer downtimes and greater productivity in pharmaceutical packaging.

Gentle

The SyPro feeder works gently and carefully in several respects:
- A robot with vacuum suction cups lifts the products from the conveyor and places them in blisters or cardboard trays in a precise position. Depending on the line, a SCARA or Delta kinematic system is used here.
 - In the case of clamp packs, the press-in station gently fixes the syringes in the pack.
- Labels are handled particularly gently.

Powerful

The SyPro feeder processes up to 350 syringes per minute. Output can optionally be increased to up to 600 syringes per minute.

Operator-friendly

Automatic emptying of the system offers operators of the SyPro feeder optimum working conditions. Manual product removal is not necessary.

Sustainable

For greater sustainability, "Direct in Carton" and the SyPro feeder allow syringes to be packed directly in cardboard trays. 

Versatile

The system is suitable for all common glass syringes or plastic syringes with diameters from 6.5 to 26 mm. Needles can be fed separately. 

SyPro feeder in detail

Questions & Answers about the SyPro Feeder

For which packaging forms can the SyPro feeder be used?
The decisive factor for the selection of the feeder is the product. Accordingly, the SyPro can be combined with various lines, such as blister lines for packaging plastic syringes and glass syringes in sealed blisters or clamp blisters, and cartoners for packaging in cardboard trays. For feeding cartridges, vials, ampoules and bottles, we recommend our LiPro feeder.

Does the SyPro feeder have its own control system?
At Uhlmann, the feeders are always integrated into the line and can be controlled via the line HMI – the intuitive SmartControl system.

What does "gently pressing into the clamping blisters" mean?
If all syringes are pressed in at the same time, blisters can deform and put pressure on the products. To avoid these tensions, sensitive syringes are pressed in in a staggered manner: in the first step only every second syringe, in the second step all remaining syringes. This can reduce the risk of damage.

Can the SyPro feeder also process needles?
Needles can be fed with the SyPro or a customized solution, depending on the product and blister design. We will be happy to work with you to project the optimum line for your product.

Can pens or auto-injection systems also be packaged with the SyPro?
Depending on the geometry of the products, auto-injection systems and pens with a SyPro feeder can also be processed if necessary. We will be happy to advise you on this.

What are the advantages of the servo drives used in the SyPro?
Electric drives can be controlled more precisely than pneumatic drives. They do not require a media supply of compressed air and thus require less energy.

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Our feeders at a glance

  Type Product forms Packing Performance
Parenteral products Ampoules, vials, cartridges and vials Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 1,450 products per minute
Parenteral products Syringe sizes with diameters from 6.5 to 26 mm Blister and folding box;
Direct in Box
Up to 350 syringes per minute
Solid products Convex solids and capsules Blister In many cases, the most economical solution
Solid products Solids with simple geometries such as tablets, oblongs or capsules Blister The all-rounder that represents a good compromise between performance and effort.
Solid products Solids with simple and complicated geometries Blister The most flexible and powerful feeder

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