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Interphex 2012 Bosch underscores its position as full-range supplier for the pharmaceutical industry Processing and packaging solutions from one source

  • Entire syringe filling line on show at booth 2227
  • Stock optimization with new service concept
  • New acquisitions extend pharma portfolio
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At Interphex 2012 in New York City, Bosch Packaging Technology underscores its position as a full-range provider of process and packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The company showcases an entire syringe filling line and presents its wide range of filling machines for capsules and vials as well as a fluid bed system and inspection technology. Also on display: recent portfolio acquisitions from Hüttlin and Manesty, specialized in drying and granulation equipment from powder to the production of pharmaceuticals, tablet presses and coaters. Bosch's trade show presence is rounded out by comprehensive stock optimization services.

First US installation of FXS line
One of the exhibition highlights is the fully integrated FXS filling line for pre-sterilized syringes in nests, which will be installed later this year at Oso Bio, a US contract manufacturer. The line includes an ABO fully automated bag opener, an ATO fully automated tub opener and a FXS 3100 syringe filler. The combi-filling station allows the products to be filled with either traditional or single-use product paths, for example the PreVAS disposable dosing system. The combi system can be used with either rolling diaphragm or peristaltic pumps. The line further features an in-process automated checkweigh station. The reject station, which is situated outside of the aseptic filling zone, permits the targeted removal of only defective syringes.

Capsule Filler with Dosator
The capsule filler GKF 702 with dosator filling station makes its first trade show appearance in the US at Interphex. The filler is extremely flexible and is suited for all filling technologies currently in use. Most recently, dosator technology has been added as a dosing module to the GKF 702's portfolio. For laboratory use a specially designed filling station, known as the “Mini-Bowl”, was developed for small batches between 100 and 300 milliliters. A “slide-gate” system is also available, virtually eliminating the gap between the dosing disk and the tamping ring. This provides significantly higher batch yields, reduced powder waste and the option of filling free-flowing granulates or pellets via the powder station. The successor to the GKF 701 has been adapted for the production of small to very small batches and laboratory applications, fully simulating all production parameters. The GKF 702 filler is even more user-friendly, ergonomic and accessible and will be compatible with future line developments.

New acquisitions
Last year, Bosch Packaging Technology acquired process technology manufacturers Hüttlin and Manesty. Bosch Packaging Technology Ltd. (previously Manesty), based near Liverpool, England, is known for the development of high-quality tablet press and tablet coating systems. Hüttlin, based in Germany, specializes in process equipment for the drying, granulation and coating of fine powders and pellets.

The Hüttlin “Unilab” fluid bed system is designed for batch sizes ranging from 0.2 to six kilograms. With its transparent glass cylinder, it is designed for process control and visibility. It is equipped as a mobile unit with operating panel, as well as process air equipment and circuit cabinet with integrated PLC (programmable logic controller) for separate installation. The three-component spray nozzle ensures an optimum mixture and homogenous coating. The patented process gas distributor blade Diskjet prevents adhesion of the product and ensures reliable and reproducible processes. These processes can, in turn, be transferred to production equipment using the NexStep scale-up software.

Optimized stock for minimized expenses
Bosch's Interphex display is rounded out by additional product and service components, highlighting its status as a full-range provider. In addition to a track & trace solution and other aftermarket services, Bosch presents its new stock optimization concept for improved on-site spare parts availability. Bosch Packaging Services has developed a solution for a robust, long-term stock-management strategy. In keeping with the individual manufacturers' requirements and spare parts profile, Bosch identifies areas for optimization. The detailed analysis, based on the latest software technology, provides a quick and easy overview of existing and required stock, helps reduce capital investment and can ultimately lead to higher production efficiency and significant cost savings.

Bosch's innovations, products and services are on show at Interphex, May 1-3, 2012 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, booth 2227.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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