Automated Feeding Systems for Covid-19

In the worldwide fight against COVID-19, RNA are proud to deliver quality, precise and reliable automated feeding systems to our customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and make a difference.

Automated Feeding Systems for Covid-19

Feeding and handling in the battle against Covid-19

The battle against Covid-19 has delivered not just a vaccine at record speed but also a huge demand for supplement-vaccine products like syringes, needles and glass vials. RNA serve the pharmaceuticals and medical device industries by providing automated feeding and handling systems to meet increased demand related to Covid-19 vaccine production.

Given the nature of the pandemic, the supplement-vaccine products must be produced very quickly, and most importantly, be manufactured without any outside contamination to be safe and effective.

Bowl feeder systems are common but important feeding equipment when it comes to filling and packaging systems in the Covid-19 vaccine production, for example, syringes, needles and glass vials. Not only must bowl feeders be built to precise and clean specifications, they also need to meet the guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

RNA have recently completed vibratory bowl feeders for feeding syringes plungers and glass syringes which are used for Covid-19 vaccination. The machines were designed and developed with GAMP Pharmaceutical standards.

Pharmaceutical feeder applications are among the most heavily regulated. High-grade 316L Stainless steel is used for all parts of the bowl with continuous seam welded and electro polish finish suitable for handling pharmaceutical products including syringes, needles and glass vials. This ensures the bowl surface is smooth, pit free and resistant to dust collection.

316L stainless steel with a medical grade electropolishing finish, that smooths the stainless-steel surface and removes miniscule metal burrs where bacteria can attach.

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A multi-lane system design can provide a consistent feed at a higher output rate to accommodate high demand.

A quick release feeder can provide a low cost option for machinery needing rapid changeover between products, or where regular cleaning is necessary. Tool-less changeover can be achieve in literally seconds, which reduces downtime to almost zero. And because the changeover involves only one drive system, the need to invest in multiple bowl feeder drive units can be avoided. The quick release feeder can be integrated with other packaging and processing machinery for a wide variety of applications, including bottle feeding, tablet inspection, pick and place assembly processes or small batch runs applications.

When feeding of dimensional and quantity variations is required, a flexible feed system comprised of pharmaceutical bowl feeder, vision and robotics can offer higher performance and efficiency. Flexible feed system can be easily reconfigured to accommodate production changes and is particularly suited for handling and feeding medical products of complex geometries such as syringe plungers.

The use of vision and robotics ensures the quality, reliability and speed of the manufacture, assembly and packaging, helping diagnostics manufacturers accelerate and enhance the production process of the COVID-19 supplement-vaccine products.

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COVID-19 testing, as an essential partner to vaccines, remains critical to help countries around the world in the fight against COVID-19. However, testing is also one of the biggest challenges facing test kits suppliers amidst the outbreak. To meet the overwhelming global demand, diagnostics manufacturers have committed to increase production capacity of the COVID-19 test kits.

RNA also supplied feeding systems for handling plastic vials, swabs and test tubes which are used for the Covid-19 test kits and antibody test kits.


Bowl Feeder Handles Test Tubes

Test Tubes

RNA bowl feeder feeds test tubes, with a white FDA approved polyurethane coating

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Automated feeding sytems - 316L-stainless-steel-bowl-feeder-with-a-medical-grade-electropolishing-finish

Glass Vials

316L stainless steel with a medical grade electropolishing finish

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Automated feeding sytems - Multi-lane-bowl-feeding-system-design

Multi-lane system design

Stainless grade 304 and FDA approved polyurethane; The multi-lane system provides a consistent feed at a higher output rate

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RNA bowl feeder feeds 2 variant of glass syringes, with a white FDA approved polyurethane coating and interchangeable tooling

2 variant of glass syringes

RNA bowl feeder feeds 2 variant of glass syringes, with a white FDA approved polyurethane coating and interchangeable tooling

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Multi-lane vibratory bowl Feeder

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Bowl feeder coated with a smooth Teflon coating; the system comes with 3 single lane linear out-feeds 6 lines at exit from linears

Birdseye view of quick release feeder orientating and feeding grey silicone stoppers.

Quick release vibratory bowl feeder

With stainless steel cover; GAMP Pharmaceutical design for class 100 clean room environment

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A pneumatic quick release bowl.

Pneumatic quick release bowl

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Feeder with pharmaceutical construction for Vial Stopper (Stainless grade 316)

VariPic flexible feeding system for typhoon valve Springfit™ mask skeleton.

RNA VariPic™

Combines feeding, vision technology and robotics to handle Typhoon valve seat with Springfit™ disposable mask skeleton

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Automated Feeding Systems for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Automated Feeding Systems for Covid-19
Automated Feeding Systems for Covid-19


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