Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced a new MLF 40x0 machine for safe filling and capping of injection bottles in the two to five millilitre format.
Bosch said the new unit, based on the MLF 30×0 series, handles up to 200 pieces per minute and provides gentle and safe container transport. The high quality of the unit is assured through the optimised 100% in-process weight control (IPC), for precise tare and gross weighing.
The unit is continuously fed from a turntable, or a transport belt, with the incoming containers individually transferred to the indexing transport system via a servo-controlled segmented star wheel.
The containers are transferred by another segmented star wheel to a continuous stream and conveyed onto a transport belt or into a tray at the outfeed of the machine.
The bottom guide of the unit is lowered into a very shallow angle and the container is released five millimetres out of the transport cell for the transfer of the containers to the tare and gross weighing station.
The filling station of the MLF 40×0 is available in a four or eight pitch design, also with a horizontal filling needle motion, depending upon the volume of the containers. The device is also available with the standard rotary valves piston pump system, current filling systems such as time to peak filling (TPF) or rolling membrane pumps.
The MLF 40×0 uses "Clean Feed" sorting equipment for the loading of stoppers and caps into the sorting bowls with low loading heights.