Case Studies Automated Vial Filling and Labelling Machine

Automated Vial Filling and Labelling Machine

Automated Vial Filling and Labelling Machine

The market leader in leading-edge diagnostic solutions in the field of medical parasitology approached RNA to develop a fully automated pharmaceutical vial filling, closing and labelling machine. RNA engineers designed and developed a fully automatic Rotary Indexing Assembly System that consists of a 10-position cam indexing dial with two custom tooled vibratory bowl feeding systems and pick & place.

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In a cycle time of 1.2 seconds, the 10-position cam indexing assembly machine fills and assembles two component parts, monitors them for quality and sends them to an automatic labelling system.

Station 1 – Vial loading in pairs

At station 1, Vials are loaded by vibratory bowl feeder into an empty pocket on the dial plate each time the machine plate indexes and then are transferred to the second station.

Station 2 – Twin head fill station

When 2 empty Vials are presented under station 2, the valves are activated to fill the vials. If one vail is missing, no filling take places and both pockets are identified as rejects.

Station 3 – Cap loading in pairs

Caps are orientated and fed by the Cap bowl feeder from both lanes into the escapements. The escapement side shuttle to present 2 caps for the Pick & Place.

The caps are transferred into the rotary table nest (right above the filled vials) by two pneumatically actuated twin-headed rotary pick and place units fitted with pneumatic vacuum gripper.

Station 4 – Twin head cap closing station

When 2 vials with loose caps are presented under station 4 two pneumatic cylinders advance the two screw heads. The screw heads screw and tighten the caps and vials to form the assembled component parts.

Station 5 – Divert to box & Unload to label machine station.

If the label machine is not running, the “divert to box” wiper on a pneumatic cylinder is positioned to wipe all good product off the dial plate onto a chute into a box.

If the label machine is running or parts are identified as reject, the “divert to box” wiper on a pneumatic cylinder is positioned to allow all parts to move through to the next position.

An “unload” wiper on a pneumatic cylinder is positioned to wipe all GOOD parts off the dial plate onto the exit track where the linear track transfers the assembled parts onto the labelling machine.

In the event of parts identified as reject, the “unload” wiper cylinder will remove the wiper and the parts will move through to a third fixed wiper that will drop the parts into the reject box.

Station 1 - vial loading - Vial Filling and Labelling MachineVial Loading into Machine
Station 2 - fill station - Vial Filling and Labelling MachineFilling Station
Station 3 - cap loading - Vial Filling and Labelling MachineCap Loading into Machine
Station 4 - cap closing station - Vial Filling and Labelling MachineCap Closing Station
Station 5 - unload to labelling machine - Vial Filling and Labelling MachineUnload to Labelling Machine


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# Life Science
# Bespoke assembly machine
# Rotary indexing machine

Automated Vial Filling and Labelling Machine

Key features & benefits

  • 10 station rotary index machine.
  • 1.2 second per assembly cycle time.
  • Custom assembly machine with rotary indexing table.
  • High speed and user-friendly.
  • High precision and repeatability.
  • High productivity.
  • PLC control system with HMI.
  • Easy integration into downstream processes.
  • RNA designed and developed rotary indexing systems, tailored to the customer’s specific applications.
  • Cross-industry functionality that can be utilized in many environments ranging from assembly, machining, testing, printing to parts positioning and transfer. Part feeding and handling, pick and place and vision inspection can be integrated for semi or fully automated operation.
RNA offer rotary indexing assembly machine. If you have any questions or need any technical advice please ask us.


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