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TechnoPharm 2013 Bosch presents highlights from processing, inspection and isolator technology Equipment for solid and liquid pharmaceuticals

  • Tablets: mixing, granulating, pressing and coating on a laboratory scale
  • Compact inspection unit KKX 3900 for capsules
  • Fast Air Lock ISS 100: quick transfer into and out of isolators
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  • February 07, 2013
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At TechnoPharm 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany (hall 6, booth 235), Bosch Packaging Technology presents highlights from its comprehensive pharmaceutical portfolio. The laboratory device Solidlab 2 and the Manesty tablet press Xpress 100 represent the process technology section. Novelties in inspection technology include the KKX 3900 inspection unit for filled capsules and the computer-based visual inspection system ETAC Easy View. Bosch’s trade show appearance is rounded out by a standardized compact CIP/SIP-system(Cleaning and Sterilization in Place) and the Fast Air Lock ISS 1000 for quick transfer of pharmaceutical equipment into and out of isolators.

Laboratory devices for small batches
Since 2011, the product brands Hüttlin and Manesty are part of Bosch Packaging Technology’s portfolio. The two process technology specialists have jointly developed the laboratory machine Solidlab 2 for the manufacture of tablets and pellets. By using a common base assembly, the three process modules powder mixing, granulating and coating are combined in one single machine, enabling cost and space optimization. Solidlab 2 handles batches from 0.5 to 12 kilograms.

The compact and mobile tablet press Manesty Xpress 100 is equally suited for research and development purposes. Its data acquisition system provides an ideal platform for evaluation of new tableting formulations. With a range of flexible turret options, clinical trial batches can also be produced. On the Xpress 100 the same mpower-software is used as on production machines, enabling easier comparison of test results.

Pioneers in inspection and isolator technology
The inspection unit KKX 3900 is used for weight and quality control of filled hard capsules. It can be installed after any capsule filling machine and achieves an output of up to 220,000 capsules per hour. The system is based on soft x-ray technology and inspects quality parameters such as weight and length of capsules with high accuracy. Apart from the 100 percent inline weight control, the digital image evaluation gathers further process-relevant information.

The inspection technology portfolio from Eisai Machinery includes manual, semi- and fully-automated systems. The computer-based visual inspection system ETAC Easy View, for instance, examines vials, ampoules, syringes and cartridges for particle contamination and cosmetic container defects and is designed for containers with diameters from 8 to 50 millimetres. A camera transmits the results directly to the All-in-One computer, which allows for an especially fast evaluation. Due to its compact design, the user-independent and fully validatable table-top device is flexibly applicable.

The Fast Air Lock ISS 1000 was developed for transferring pharmaceutical equipment into and out of isolators. An efficient evaporation process and an optimized loading unit result in very fast cycle times of only approximately 20 minutes. The ISS 1000 is available as integrated or stand alone module and operates independently from the main filling isolator.

The trade fair appearance is rounded out by the Pharmatec CIP/SIP-unit. Its cleaning and sterilization process guarantees best product quality during the production of sterile pharmaceuticals. It is suited for pharmaceutical containers and vessels, as well as small production accessories, including mills, pumps and hoses.

Inga Strobel,
phone: +49 7951 402-648

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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